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UNG to show indie films at area locations

First film "How to Make Movies at Home" to be viewed Monday

POSTED: September 12, 2013 1:00 a.m.

The Arts Council and University of North Georgia will open the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers Series with “How to Make Movies at Home.”

In the film, Jonah’s band of local DIY filmmakers is threatened when a Hollywood team comes to sign Hillport, Maine, as a location for a big TV show. Jonah goes to war with Hollywood, but her real problems might be with her best friend, who has designs on the Hollywood producer’s girlfriend.

With practical lessons on cinema craft woven throughout, “How to Make Movies at Home” is a wild, infectious celebration of the DIY world and a proud instigator for a new value system in the world of movies.

The film is part of a unique interactive program of six award-winning independent films and their filmmakers coming to Gainesville, Hall County and Dahlonega. The other films in the series are:

“Birth of the Living Dead” directed by Rob Kuhns and Esther Cassidy on Oct. 14 at University of North Georgia - Gainesville - Martha T. Nesbitt Academic Building

“GMO OMG” directed by Jeremy Seifert on Nov. 18 at The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center in Gainesville, GA

“The Iran Job” directed by Sara Nodjoumi and Till Schauder on Feb. 10 at The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center, Gainesville, GA

“Finding Hillywood” directed by Leah Warshawski on March 6 at University of North Georgia - Dahlonega - Hoag Student Center

“The New Public” directed by Jyllian Gunther on April 14 at University of North Georgia - Gainesville - Martha T. Nesbitt Academic Building

Each film will include a question-and-answer session with the filmmaker.

Series tickets are $38 per person for the six films and include dinner prior to “GMO OMG” and all meet-the-filmmaker receptions. Individual tickets are $7 adults and $5 students and seniors (65+).

For tickets, screening locations and movie trailers visit or call 770-534-2787.


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