Macon Film Festival features Paradise Garden

July 10, 20150 Comments
Cox Capital Theater

Cox Capital Theater   Macon, Georgia

Paradise Garden is an official selections for the Southern Documentary competition
and the Central Georgia Showcase for the 2015 Macon Film Festival  from July 16 –
19th 2016.

“As a festival we’ve seen a rise in submitted documentary films with a focus on
living life in the South. This year’s selection of Southern themed documentary
films highlights both the uniqueness of the new and old South along with a good
mixture of characters and stories you aren’t soon to forget,” said festival
programmer, Tabitha Walker.

Walker added, “Since it’s inception one of the main goals of the film festival has
been to create an annual event that introduces filmmakers and artists to locations
around the region. In celebration of the festival’s 10th Anniversary the festival is
excited to curate a free special screening event during the week leading up to the
Bragg Jam Music and Arts Festival. The Central Georgia Showcase screening
event will highlight two films made in and around Central Georgia and will feature
filmmaker Q&A sessions after each screening.”

The complete listing of official selections are both domestic and international,
including selections from Afghanistan, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Cyrus,
France, Germany, Israel, Italy, South Korea, Spain, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey
United Kingdom, and the USA. All films will screen twice during the festival.

 

Paradise Garden / USA (Director: Ava Leigh Stewart) – Paradise Garden is a documentary
film starring Howard Finster, Johnny Carson, Chris Frantz (Talking Heads/Tom Tom Club), Mike
Mills (REM), Amy Ray (Indigo Girls), Cindy Wilson (B52s), and many more. The film shows the
world that art thrives outside of museums in ordinary places and everyday objects. Howard
Finster, the grandfather of Southern Folk Art, is remembered for creating the largest art
installation in the United States. It continues to serve as inspiration to generations of iconic
musicians and artists, as we capture his legacy through their stories.

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