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Year Two of ATLARGE Music Film Festival Launches in Downtown Atlanta, October 6-7


Organizers of the ATLARGE Music Film Festival announced the event’s rich and eclectic initial lineup of films and performers.

The event’s lineup includes the Georgia Premiere of How They Got Over, A feature length documentary about the African-American gospel quartets who traveled the back roads of the Deep South in the 1930s and 40s; the U.S. Premiere of The Ballad Of Shirley Collins, presented by Dust-To-Digital, about the legendary English Folk singer and her journey with the pre-eminent ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax across the South at the cusp of the Civil Rights Movement; Bradford Young’s short film Black America Again produced by Ava Duvernay and starring Common; the Grace Jones documentary Bloodlight and Bami; the rarely seen Vincent Moon concert film REM: This is Not a Show (A Live Movie); Amanda F**’ing Palmer On The Rocks, which follows punk-cabaret icon Amanda Palmer as she hits the stage at Red Rocks Amphitheater; The Curators Volume 1: A Story of Independence, and a documentary that tours through the lives of five “dreamers” looking to make a mark in the hip-hop world and features Def Jam artist Logic

Events will feature Q&As and panel discussions with filmmakers, musicians, scholars from GSU and beyond, local industry veterans, and a kick-off party featuring some of Atlanta’s best female Dj’s, plus a very special live Gospel performance at Kopleff Hall.

The two-day festival, which runs October 6-7, is co-hosted in partnership with Georgia State University (GSU), College of Arts & Sciences, Creative Media Industries Institute, College of the Arts, School of Film Media & Theatre, School of Music and liquid blackness. Admission to all events is free of charge, with an eventbrite registration for students and the general public.

“We are very fortunate to launch year two of our festival in October.” said Rob Ganger, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the ATLARGE Music Film Festival.  “GSU has been a very supportive partner in conjunction with CMII, The College of The Arts, School Of Music, liquid blackness, GSUTV and the School of Film, Media and Theatre. We are excited about our wide variety and depth of films screening within the music film genre–music videos, shorts, docs, virtual reality, experimental, concert films and live performance across hip-hop,folk, rock, gospel, blues and electronic music.”

The festival’s venue is primarily on GSU’s campus and was created with an eco-friendly spirit in mind, requiring little to no use of a car.

“The film and music industries in Atlanta are thriving,” said Jason Staten, Co-Founder and Director of Operations of the Festival. “Our partner and co-host, Georgia State University understands this fact and is focused on giving students and people who work in production the ability to meet filmmakers and talent to help launch or bolster career opportunities and to come and be inspired.”

For more information including registering for the free festival, please visit


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