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Macon Film Festival features Paradise Garden

July 10, 20150 Comments

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 […]

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Paradise Garden screening in Jacksonville, Florida

February 5, 20151 Comment

Please join the cast and crew of the film, Paradise Garden: Howard Finster’s Legacy, in Jacksonville, Florida at the Sunray Cinema for a screening at 7p on February 21st.   R. Land, who is featured in the film, will be in attendance, and there will be a Q & A after the screening with Director, Ava […]

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Durango Independent Film Festival Selects Paradise Garden

February 1, 20150 Comments

Paradise Garden is an official selection of the 2015 Durango Independent Film Festival! There will be two screenings, one on Thursday, March 5 at 12:15pm – 3:15pm in MST. The second is on Saturday, March 7 at 3:00pm – 6:00pm in MST at the Gaslight Theater in downtown Durango, Colorado. BUY TICKETS > RSVP on […]

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Paradise Garden at The Goat Farm

November 18, 20140 Comments

Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden, near Summerville, Ga., was in a state of peril, a deteriorated and fragile visionary art environment, until the Paradise Garden Foundation reclaimed, reopened and renovated the long vacant property. Director, Ava Leigh Stewart, and the team at Art West Film, documented the revival for several years until Paradise Garden reopened in […]

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PG “Best Documentary” Orlando Film Festival

November 10, 20140 Comments

We are pleased to inform you that Paradise Garden has won “Best Documentary” in the 2014 Orlando Film Festival from October 22nd – 26th. The Orlando Film Festival received hundreds of submissions from around the world and after a careful three tier judging process; our film has been chosen by industry professionals and audiences. Thank […]

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Paradise Garden screens at the High Museum

August 11, 20140 Comments

The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia,  hosted a preview screening of the Paradise Garden film on May 9th 2014. Despite the rain and traffic, the Museum had a full house of Folk Art enthusiasts.  Director, Ava Leigh Stewart, as well as Director of Photography, Jeremy Oliver Miller introduced the project. They explained that […]

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Paradise Garden screening in an exhibition at Vassar College

July 20, 20140 Comments

“This summer the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center brings together paintings, sculptures, and drawings by artists who operate without academic training and outside of the mainstream art world. The work of self-taught artists has achieved unique status for its compelling expression of emotion and unselfconscious style. This exhibition focuses on the depictions of the human […]

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Special audience screening at the Milledgeville Film Festival

May 30, 20140 Comments

We are very proud to announce that we won an award for Best Documentary from the preview screening at the Milledgeville Film Festival.  Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the film, your input gave us very valuable feedback.   We really appreciated the Milledgeville Film Festival hosting Paradise Garden – make sure to try […]

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FinsterFest 2013

December 22, 20130 Comments

We filmed the last segment of Paradise Garden, which documented the end of the renovation and public unveiling of the new Howard Finster museum – all during the weekend of FinsterFest 2013! Thank you to those that joined us on Saturday June 8th 2013 at Paradise Garden, we loved hearing your stories, and we appreciate […]

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Paradise Garden accepted into the Arclight Film Festival

February 6, 20130 Comments

Over 250 trailers were submitted to the festival for consideration, only the top 80 trailers in three categories were chosen to move forward to online voting and Paradise Garden: Howard Finster’s Legacy was one of them. The film is currently one of the top in our category of Biographical and Historical films, which means that […]

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