2020 Festival—Free Film & Special Events—

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Special 2020 Free Pre-Festival Film Event—Jan. 12th

30th Anniversary Screening of Barry Levinson’s “Avalon”

Sunday, January 12, 2020

2:30 p.m. Snacks will be served
2:45 p.m. Introductory speaker (tbd)
3:00 p.m. Film screening 
Athens-Clarke County Library
2025 Baxter St. • 706-613-3650

“Avalon” is the final entry in Barry Levinson’s semi-autobiographical film trilogy, telling the story of a Jewish immigrant coming to the USA on the 4th of July at the beginning of the 20th Century. It is a poignant account of the Krachinsky family, spanning 4 generations in Baltimore, and how the effects of suburbia and the new television medium transform both the extended and nuclear families in the new America

“Avalon IMDB Movie Trailer >>

“Avalon” Scene:
“You cut the turkey without me!” >>