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Everything You Need to Know About the 2023 Macon Film Festival


The Gist: The 2023 Macon Film Festival is set to captivate audiences with over 96 films from Aug. 17-20, featuring red-carpet events and family-friendly screenings.

What Happened?: From Aug. 17-20, film lovers can dive into a cinematic experience at the Macon Film Festival. The festival will showcase 64 traditional independent films in various categories such as Music Documentary, Georgia Made, and Local Showcase. Notable films include “Hayseed”, a narrative feature directed by Travis Burgess, and “Jimmy in Saigon”, a documentary by Peter McDowell. Special screenings like “Chasing Chasing Amy” by Sav Rodgers and “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure” are also on the roster.

By The Numbers:

  • 96 films to be screened.
  • 64 traditional independent films.
  • 4 days of cinematic immersion.
  • 3 high schools participating in the “Battle of the Bands”.
  • 2 free public events: “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure” and “Drumline” with the “Battle of the Bands”.

Why It Matters: The festival not only promotes independent cinema but also celebrates diversity and inclusivity. Films like “Chasing Chasing Amy” delve into LGBTQ+ themes, while “It’s Only Life After All” highlights the journey of the Indigo Girls amidst challenges of misogyny and homophobia. The festival also honors cultural icons, with a tribute to the late Paul Reubens and a special appearance by producer Dallas Austin.

What’s Next?: Tickets and a full schedule are available at the Macon Film Festival website. Those with an all-access pass can attend screenings at no extra cost, subject to availability.

For more details, visit the Macon Film Festival’s official website.

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