Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 8:00 PM (EDT)
Atlanta Premiere Screening
Saturday, June 11 at 8 PM
PUPPET (2010, 74 min. dir. David Soll)
Puppet is a feature-length documentary that interweaves a broad look at the fraught history of American puppetry (its marginalization as children’s theater and its sudden explosion as high art) with an intimate thread following Dan Hurlin, a downtown artist who is creating a complex puppet work about Mike Disfarmer – an eccentric, Depression-era photographer. Dan has just recovered from a scorching New York Times review, which forced his last show out of theaters prematurely. Now he faces a wider backlash against puppetry, suggesting an eerie parallel between himself and his new puppet-subject – an outsider artist whose stunning body of work was very nearly lost forever.
Official Web Site: http://www.thepuppetfilm.com
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Launched in January 2011, DecaturDocs is a screening and discussion series centered around the engaging world on non-fiction and documentary films.
The monthly subscription-based screening series promises to engage, educate and entertain Decatur’s diverse community, while attracting thoughtful audiences from throughout the region to downtown Decatur.
A celebration of the vitality of non-fiction film, DecaturDocs provides a platform for audiences to engage in provocative dialog about meaningful ideas in a creative and interactive film festival atmosphere.
DecaturDocs is a social happening, a quintessential gathering of the minds, and a “don’t miss” cultural experience.
DecaturDocs will present vibrant works of non-fiction film—be the first to see the “next” EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP, WAITING FOR SUPERMAN, JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK or RESTREPO–fresh off of festival premieres at festivals like South by Southwest, Sundance, SILVERDOCS, Full Frame, Hot Docs, True False, DOCNYC, and more. Accompanied by a filmmaker, featured subject, or thought leader, every screening will followed by an interactive, informative, educational, topical discussion.