Spotlight Screenings


WHITNEY

Presented by Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Film & Entertainment

THU 6/14 | 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM | COLONY THEATER

The documentary feature Whitney is an intimate, unflinching portrait of Houston and her family that probes beyond familiar tabloid headlines and sheds new light on the spellbinding trajectory of Houston’s life.

Directed by: Kevin Macdonald | Produced by: Simon Chinn, Johnathan Chinn, Lisa Erspaner | Executive Produced by: Pat Houston, Nicole David, Joe Patrick, Zane Devine, Rosanne Korenberg

DOWN FOR WHATEVER

Presented by TV One

THU 6/14 | 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM | COLONY THEATER

Tracy, a young successful doctor, is happily married to her detective husband, Mike. However, something is missing: A sense of family. Tracy grew up in foster care and longs for the traditional family environment that she missed out on.

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    When Mike suddenly loses his partner in a senseless cop-killing committed by ruthless killers, Tracy is there to be his support. That is, until an unexpected visit from a social worker informs her that the suspects in the murder are her biological sisters, Denise and Sonya. Tracy is overwhelmed and in disbelief by the news, but before telling her husband, she decides to track them down herself. Will she make it to them before the cops do?

    A Q&A with LeToya Luckett, Hosea Chanchez, Bre-Z and Imani Hakim will immediately follow the screening.

    Director: Timothy Folsome | Starring: LeToya Luckett, Hosea Chanchez, Bre-Z and Imani Hakim


REST IN POWER

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THU 6/14 | 6:15 PM – 7:45 PM | COLONY THEATER

Paramount Network has teamed up with executive producer Shawn “Jay Z” Carter for a powerful television event – “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story,” based on the life and legacy of Trayvon Martin.

Directed by: Jenner Furst and Julia Willoughby | Produced by: Jenner Furst, Julia Willoughby Nason, Mike Gasparro, Sybrina Fulton,Tracy Martin, Nick Sandow, Chachi Senior, Shawn Carter | Written by: Jenner Furst, Julia Willoughby Nason, Lana Barkin, Chris Passig

KEVIN HART’S LOL NETWORK

Presented by LOL Network

FRI 6/15 | 11:15 AM – 12:25 PM | REGAL CINEMAS


CLIPS & CONVERSATION:
THE BOBBY BROWN STORY

Presented by BET

FRI 6/15 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | COLONY THEATRE

Q&A with Woody McClain, Mekhi Phifer, Jesse Collins, and Bobby Brown.

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INSIDE ATLANTA’S WRITERS ROOM

Presented by FX Networks

FRI 6/15 | 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM | COLONY THEATRE

Q&A with Stephen Glover and Stephanie Robinson


LOVE IS…

Presented by OWN

FRI 6/15 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM | REGAL CINEMAS

A Q&A with Mara Brock Akil, Salim Akil, Michele Weaver, Will Catlett and Kadeem Hardison will immediately follow the screening.

DINNER FOR TWO

Presented by TV One

SAT 6/16 | 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM | COLONY THEATRE

When Christopher lost his one true love, Angela, his life became a complicated mess. He has a simple solution: Tonight, he will prepare his Last Supper. He will play his dinner music, the soundtrack of their love, of their life together. He will eat his meal, a meal they shared so many times.

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    And then he will take his own life, “un-complicating” things for good. Angela shows up to stop him. She has a simple message: “Live.” He has a simple response: “I want you back.” But as they both know, and as we will learn as they break bread over broken hearts, things between them are never as simple as they seem.

    A Q&A with Tristan “MACK” Wilds and Chaley Rose will immediately follow the screening.

    Starring: Tristan “MACK” Wilds and Chaley Rose


CLAWS

Presented by Turner/TNT

SAT 6/16 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | COLONY THEATRE

A Q&A Niecy Nash, Karrueche Tran, Eliot Laurence, Harold Perrineau and Janine Sherman Barrois will immediately follow the screening.

Moderated by Cori Murray

HBO SURPRISE SCREENING

Presented by HBO

SAT 6/16 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM | COLONY THEATRE


BLINDSPOTTING

Courtesy of Lionsgate, Sponsored by Codeblack

SAT 6/16 | 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM | REGAL CINEMAS