directed by Charlene Fisk & Carrie Schrader
USA, 2016, English, 85 minutes
Monday, April 4, 2016, 9:15 PM — Plaza Theatre, Main
Battling the sexism and stereotypes made sturdy in the 1950s, thirteen women founded the Ladies Pro Golf Association (LPGA). Rare archival footage, historical re-enactments and current-day interviews with surviving founders and leading players present an underdog story never before seen. Despite competing against one another on the greens, these pioneers worked together to keep their dreams of professional golf careers alive. —LeeAnne Goldman
We're pleased to announce the full lineup of feature length and short film programming for the 40th Anniversary Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF). In addition to the announced lineup, the ten-day event will highlight opening and closing night presentations and galas, 37 Creative Conference events and over a dozen unique Special Presentations and events. Of the nearly 5,000 film submissions for the 2016 festival, the final lineup includes 51 feature length films and 100 short films representing 37 countries.
Christopher Escobar, ATLFF Executive Director said, "We're working harder than ever to hold our festival in places unique to Atlanta. In everything from retro film presentations to special homecoming guests and original branding, we're paying homage to the last four decades. And like our founders set out to be in 1976, we're especially committed to creating an opportunity for independent voices to be heard and celebrated."
Kristy Breneman, ATLFF Creative Director said, "As an independent film festival we are not beholden to studio standards for what makes a voice worth hearing or a face worth seeing. This year's lineup pays respect to this independence and to our responsibility to amplify borderless stories."
Information on the opening night, closing night and marquee screenings and galas, specialty events and Creative Conference is forthcoming! Passes for the festival are available for purchase now. Individual screening tickets go on sale March 9, 2016.