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DecaturDocs: Superheroes


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Atlanta Premiere Screening


Crimson Fist

SUPERHEROES (2011, 82 min. dir. Michael Barnett) 

Full of surprises, the film uncovers a collection of passionate activists who assume alter-egos, don costumes, and serve their community in a stunning variety of ways, from patrolling the streets (like a more fashionable brand of Guardian Angel) to providing advocacy services for the homeless (like Atlanta’s own Crimson Fist and Metadata.)  More than a collection of obsessive hobbyists, the real-life Superheroes have fast become an international movement. 


At its World Premiere at the 2011 Slamdance Film Festival, SUPERHEROES was hailed “unquestionably the highlight” of the festival by IndieWIRE, and has been a sensation at every festival appearance since. 

In Person: Atlanta's Real Life Superheroes, homeless advocates The Crimson Fist & Metadata have been invited.

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Watch an interview with director Michael Barnett featuring clips from the film:

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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.




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