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RUNNING COMMENTARY Every year, the Macon Film Festival has movies I want to watch. I’m not sure what their process for selection is, but there’s always a few that star actors I love or feature near and dear subject matter. After getting a look at the lineup, I can tell you the crew at the MFF have out done themselves. I even got to preview a couple of myself, and you’re gonna wanna see ‘em. I don’t think I could be an actor. Whatever it is that one needs to step out of his actual existence and into fantasy-- that doesn’t seem too tough. But climbing back out and into the really real? Sounds like it could become hazardous over time. In my interview with Freaks directors Adam Stein and Zach Lipovsky, Zach talks about an actor having “endurance”. I think maybe that’s what he meant in regards to the young star of his film, Lexy Kolker. In the movie (spoilers abound in this whole issue so beware), Lexy’s character struggles with the very question of reality-- as she experiences it physically and how she imagines it could be. That’s one of the many things I like about movies. Sometimes they speak to my dreams… And other times to my nightmares. Why do we watch movies that frighten us? Or make us feel wretched and disgusted? My friend Chi Chi once told me it’s because movies that take us into the pit or drown us in despair remind us how lucky we are to be alive. She’s the only person I know who watched Requiem For A Dream multiple times. I don’t recall any snakes-- or much of the experience really-- but when we were kids, my sister and I attended a church that “took up serpents.” Truth be told, it wasn’t until she reminded me about it that I thought about it all. Them That Follow is another official festival selection that I got to watch in preparation for my interview with Walton Goggins. In it, Goggins plays a Pentecostal minister who proves his faith by handling poisonous snakes during worship. But in reality, Walton is terrified of snakes. In that fantasy world though, he was able to harness his character’s commitment to God as his own… I don’t know what kind of movies you like, but I do know the Macon Film Festival has it all-- even movies that defy genre and type. Just check out the fulldome and immersive films for experiences that are evolving as I write this. Comedies, documentaries, dramas, action and sci-fi, animation… It’s all in there. Oh, and don’t forget to show some love to our local, homegrown talent when the Macon Shorts showcase takes place at the Capitol Theatre on Saturday, August 17th.


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WHAT'S INSIDE August 16-29, 2019 // Volume 18, Issue #418

_______________________ 09 11 Events _______________________ 15 Kirk West's 50,000 Shades of Gray _______________________


17 Feels Like Local _______________________ 18 Walton Goggins: Snakes & Venus _______________________ 22 2019 Macon Film Festival Guide _______________________ 28 Bo Talks _______________________


29 House Talk _______________________ 31 The Dish _______________________ 32 On Freaks & Friends: Adam B. Stein & Zavh Lipovsky _______________________ 36 The X File: Alt Rock Not Alt-Facts _______________________ 39 Do This _______________________ 40 The Creek’s Show Review & Americana Singles Chart _______________________


43 Live & Local: Calendar _______________________ 45 Open Jams & Karaoke _______________________ 7


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2019 MACON FILM FESTIVAL August 15-18 Downtown Macon This year's festival will be serving up the best in indie and immersive film with screenings at multiple venues throughout Historic Downtown Macon and the Museum of Arts & Sciences. Featuring special screenings, a Macon Made Narrative Shorts Showcase, celebrity guests, afterparties, and more! Tickets and schedule available now at!




MOVIE: NAPOLEON DYNAMITE 15TH ANNIVERSARY FREE! 9pm Thursday August 15 The Creek Stage @ The Rookery Heck Yes! In conjunction with the Macon Film Festival, The Creek Stage is all set to have a sweet showing of the cult favorite, Napoleon Dynamite! Tots for sure, Ligers maybe. Doors @ 9pm movie starts at 9:30pm!

ANGRY BIRDS 2: SENSORY FRIENDLY 11am Saturday, August 17 Autism & Developmental Center, Navicent Health- 1014 Forsyth St, Macon Lights up, sound down, and audience members are welcome to get up and dance, walk, sing, or express themselves. Free tickets are available while supplies last- call 478.633.8509 for more information. Regular tickets are $8.25. continued on page 10 9

JUST TAP’D FUNK FEST Noon-11pm Saturday, August 17 Just Tap'd- 488 1st St, Macon The Just Tap’d Funk Fest is back and bigger, wilder, and sour-er than ever! Enjoy Lemon Pepper Chicken Pizza and sourdough bread baskets! Grab a glass of Key Lime Pie Sangria or one of over 25 sour beers and get down with live funk music by the Bozwellz! Sour candy and beer pairings, sour snow cones, and more!

THE TRONGONE BAND ROCKS THE BIG HOUSE FREE! 6pm Saturday, August 17 The Big House Museum- 2321 Vineville Ave, Macon The Trongone Band returns to Macon for two full sets of Americana rock n’ roll at the legendary Big House! The show is FREE-- but donations are welcome! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets! Beverages will be available for purchase. Gates open at 6pm, music starts at 7pm!


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A RAISIN IN THE SUN 7pm August 23-24 The Douglass Theatre- 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon Don’t miss this LIVE stage production featuring 100.9 The Creek’s Charles Davis! The Youngers are a poor African American family living on the South Side of Chicago. An opportunity to escape from poverty comes in the form of a $10,000 life insurance check that the matriarch of the family receives upon her husbands death. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of the show and can be purchased at the box office or online a

PERRY PRESENTS: AN EVENING OF JAZZ WITH JAM 7pm Friday, August 23 Heritage Park- Sam Nunn Blvd, Perry The City of Perry presents a FREE Summer Lawn Concert Series! Kick back with the smooth sounds of JAM (Jazz Association of Macon) on the lawn at Heritage Park. Coolers are permitted for this event with outside food, beverages, and spirits allowed. Lawn blankets and chairs encouraged!

MOVIE IN THE PARK: CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE FREE! 8pm Friday, August 23 Macon Bibb County Recreation- 150 Willie Smokie Glover Dr, Macon Join the Macon-Bibb Recreation Department for a FREE Movie in the Park featuring Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie! FREE popcorn and drinks while supplies last! Bring your own snacks, lawn chairs, and blankets.

BARK RANGER AND NATIONAL DOG DAY AT OCMULGEE FREE! 9am-5pm Saturday, August 24 Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park- 1207 Emery Hwy, Macon Bring your furry friend to enjoy eight miles of trails at Ocmulgee! Clay will be available from 9:30am-11:30am to make souvenir paw prints. Complete the Bark Ranger checklist that includes information pertaining to how to responsibly enjoy National Parks with your pet and earn a Bark Ranger dog tag! Pets must be on a maximum sixfoot leash.

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50,000 SHADES OF GRAY KENNY ROGERS & DOTTIE WEST Chicago Opera House, Fall ‘77

This was one of my first assignments for the Chicago Tribune and bein’ a newby, I was very early. Got there for soundcheck, hung around till Kenny invited me back to his dressing room afterwords. We talked photography (he had actually shot several LP covers for other folks) and the music business. During the show, I got the shots and the paper was happy with the results. Six years later, I was shootin’ another Kenny Rogers event for his record label-- a meet & greet after a show at the Chicago Stadium. The record company dudes herded all 30 guests (and me) into the huge locker room for the Grip n’ Grin session. Kenny saw me from across the room, came up, greeted me by name said, "It looks like your career is goin well!” After the session he had me wait til folks had gone... Then offered me a job shootin’ for him. I worked for 8 months shootin' events. I never really cared for his music, but he was a very sweet cat and a champ to work for.

Kirk West is a photographer, archivist, and the host of Into The Mystic Wednesday nights at 7pm on 100.9 The Creek. He’s published two books of his work, Les Brers- Kirk West’s Photographic Journey with The Brothers, and The Blues in Black and White— a collection documenting his time on the Chicago Blues scene in the 1970s and 1980s. Kirk and his wife, Kirsten, own and operate Gallery West at 447 Third Street in Macon. Visit and Gallery West to view and purchase prints and canvases of the greatest artists in blues, country, rock n’ roll, and soul. 15

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DOWNTOWN DIVERSITY INITIATIVE Downtown Macon is the cultural intersection of Macon-Bibb County. A place where people of every race, color, and creed come to celebrate life-- however, Alex Habersham, owner of the MaconMiddle Georgia Black Pages & Resource Guide, noticed something odd: Downtown Macon has very few businesses owned and operated by African-American entrepreneurs. He applied for and was awarded $50,000 from the Community Foundation of Central Georgia’s Downtown Challenge grant to incorporate a development program to diversify the downtown business landscape. NewTown Macon partnered with him to launch this initiative to attract more AfricanAmerican business owners and customers to our urban core. Several entrepreneurs attended a series of workshops led by local experts and pitched their business plans to be considered for a prize package that included funds for advertising and starting their businesses. Five winners were selected: Nathalie Armand-Bradley: ModPunch will offer virtual interior design and organizing services. Arrkeicha Danzie: Good Boy Goodies is an all-natural dog treat available at Travis Jean Emporium and throughout Downtown Macon. Darrin Ford: A Brook Haven will be an upscale bar and lounge for professionals. Beverly Pitts: Carbel Beauty Plus will offer beauty products and services. Brandon Woodford: Wizdum Clothing will be a retail clothing and graphic design service. Arrkeicha Danzie explained, “It was an amazing experience that made me give a lot of thought to my idea but also gave me the steps to make my dream a reality. This program showed me how to take my idea from the infant stage to a viable business.” Alex Habersham will be conducting a series of workshops for local businesses beginning on September 16 at NewTown Macon. The workshop will begin at 8:30am and focus on attracting AfricanAmerican customers to established businesses in Downtown Macon. All downtown businesses are encouraged to attend.

BY SCOTT MITCHELL Scott Mitchell is the owner of Travis Jean Emporium and is the co-host of Deconstructing Divas on 100.9 The Creek. He enjoys spending time with his family and furbabies, volunteering, gardening, traveling, watching Broadway shows, and cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs. 17

WALTON GOGGINS: Snakes & Venus You know him, you love him… Well, sometimes you love to hate him, but Walton Goggins is one of the best walkin’ around on God’s green earth today. Whether he’s the good guy, the bad guy, or just the guy with the gun, Goggins elevates every role and every project he’s a part of. This fall, he’ll be returning to network television with The Unicorn on CBS and he’ll reunite with his Vice Principals nemesis Danny McBride for HBO’s The Righteous Gemstones… But before that, you can see Walton Goggins in Them That Follow, a dark, earthy drama set in the mountains of Appalachia and premiering Friday, August 16th as part of the Macon Film Festival.

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AI- You've got a film coming to Macon, part of our festival, Them That Follow... In the film you play a pastor, Lemuel Childs who preaches the serpent and the drinking of the poison and all of that. You grew up in Georgia. Was it rural Georgia? Did you ever experience any of that yourself? WG- I grew up in a little town just west of Atlanta, only about 18 miles from downtown, but it was still a relatively small town, Lithia Springs, Georgia. And I'd never been to a snake handling church. I did visit and frequent my fair share of Pentecostal churches and a number of different churches, really. Both Christian and nondenominational and secular. My mother was a big, forward-thinking spiritualist. So I had them all kind of floating in my head as a kid. But I will never forget the first time that I walked into a Pentecostal church and I felt the way that I felt, you know? They say that the spirit is in that room and when the spirit is in that room you feel it on a molecular level. And I certainly did.

Having had that experience, a lot of your roles, you get to quote a lot of scripture. Is that something that you retained? Two roles, two roles-- and no. I had access and an entree into these worlds and I got to see a lot of different personalities up there giving their interpretation of verse and what that meant. I happened to come across a lot of unbelievably dynamic people in my life and my childhood especially. But no, there was no one verse or no one thing that I kept with throughout my life. I suppose it was all of them. It was just a feeling.

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And that oftentimes isn't encapsulated in one passage from any religious script. It's the feeling that stays with you.

So I have to ask about the snakes in particular. I heard that perhaps, maybe those are not your favorite things, the snakes? Man, I am not scared of many things, but snakes is high on that f-----g list. Like on the three things that I'm scared of. Snakes is.... I'm scared of them the most, you know? Like a lot of people, I have never been able to overcome that fear. Even walking in the woods, even being in South Africa recently for a period of time and walking through tall grass, it's always in the back of your mind-- and it's right there for me anyway. It's an underlying fear. And when I agreed to do Them That Follow, I knew that I would have to handle snakes. They said that right out of the gate, but I didn't really believe them, you know? Until we only had two days left to go and the last two days, the day finally came. I couldn't believe that I was actually doing this. And the only way that I was able to do it was as Lemuel Childs not as Walton Goggins. I couldn't have picked him up.

I was watching it and I really, I tried to see if there was a look in your eye or a betrayal in the way you held your body when you were lifting these large snakes into the air. What kind of snakes were they? They were non-poisonous snakes and they were snakes that looked like poisonous snakes. They weren't poisonous and they didn't have teeth. They were really kind of incapable of biting you or else we couldn't have made the movie.

But I didn't see... There was zero fear in your eye or in your body language when you were picking those up. Well, thank you very much for saying that, buddy. That's with a lot of faith.

Do you feel better about snakes now after having handled them in the film? No. What I do feel is‌ There are many takeaways from Them That Follow and many of them are heartfelt and resonate on a very deep level. But the one thing that I will not do is take another movie with snakes in it! I just won't! I did it. I had it and I don't need to do it again.

I want to ask you about a couple of different roles that you've played in your career. House of 1000 Corpses... There is the, well, your [Deputy Nash's] demise. The execution scene in that film, this long drawn out raising to the sky. Was that a difficult thing to stand? Because it was very disturbing to watch and it was something that a buddy of mine always commented on and I figured if I ever had the chance, I was going to ask you about that scene. Well, first and foremost, I was just so taken with Rob. He's such a visual artist and he is so visceral. He elicits such a visceral reaction to what he does. When we were filming that and he was playing that song and you know, I've been around a long time and I know what

it's like when someone that has that level of talent is excited This is something that he had meditated on and thought about for a very long time. And this was a shot that meant everything to him. And I was just grateful to be in it, to be quite honest with you. I thought that it would resonate visually. I didn't know what would the camera was seeing, but I had a very good idea of what the camera was seeing and lo and behold that shot still holds up. I see It played on loops at parties that I go to, and yeah, it was just a very cool experience. A very cool movie to be a part of, and I just think the world of Rob Zombie.

Next one, Venus Van Dam. People have got to ask you about that one all the time. How much fun was that? Yeah, man. You know, that role... That's my girl. I never met the cast members of Sons of Anarchy as Walton while we were working. They were all really good friends of mine. We were on FX at the same time for a very long time, and I know all of them pretty damn well. But out of respect for me and my process, they never addressed me as Walton and I never addressed them by their first names. We were only ever in this world as the characters from SOA and Venus Van Dam. So in some ways, I, Walton, don't feel like I ever did that. I think that Venus is a real human being that exists in the world and is in The Valley right now.

And may possibly come back to life one day? Yeah. Well, you never know, man!

I knew that I would have to handle snakes. They said that right out of the gate, but I didn't really believe them, you know? Until we only had two days left to go and the last two days, the day finally came. I couldn't believe that I was actually doing this. And the only way that I was able to do it was as Lemuel Childs not as Walton Goggins

See Walton Goggins in Them That Follow, part of the Macon Film Festival at the Douglass Theatre, 7:30pm Friday, August 16th! 19

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The Retro POPEYE: THE ORIGINAL JUMPMAN When thinking of the Golden Age of the arcade, it’s hard to picture that world without Nintendo. The iconic blue cab has housed some of America’s favorite games and characters. However, there was a time when Nintendo floundered in the American arcade scene. During the late ’70s and early ’80s, Nintendo struggled to capitalize on several moderately successful games made for the Japanese market. Many were basic design copies of other popular games such as Breakout, Galaxian, and Head On. For most gamers, their first encounter with a cabinet from “The Big N” is the game that took America by storm in 1981, Donkey Kong. This, however, is not the story of Donkey Kong. This is the story of the game that made Nintendo’s most prolific cabinet possible, Popeye-- the sailor man with the corncob pipe, a love for leafy greens, and a rather broad nemesis named Bluto. My love for Popeye came as a kid pouring through an old VHS collection that had been passed to me from my dad. Fast forward to adulthood, with a newfound passion for arcade hardware, I found a blue Nintendo cab with the simple round side art of the early ‘80s. Full color with a corncob pipe and permanent wink was the sailor himself. I stepped up and got ready to side scroll my way to a cheek kiss from the pixelated Olive Oyl. I was not disappointed. A single-screen platformer, Popeye is similar in many ways to Nintendo’s major success, Donkey Kong-- but with its own lovingly crafted sprites and a challenging but interesting objective set. Those with a passion for Nintendo’s home consoles will know the company’s most prolific designer, Shigeru Miyamoto (Super Mario Bros, Zelda, and Star Fox). Before the creation of these properties, however, Nintendo had a ton of unwanted Radar Scope cabinets they needed to fill. They needed a new property and asked their employees for

ideas. Miyamoto, a young artist and designer, had a passion for the theater reels of MGM, namely the Adventures of Popeye. A favorite episode featured a sleepwalking Olive stumbling into an active construction site with Popeye in hot pursuit. He jumps girders, moves equipment, and raises elevators to keep her from harm. Sound familiar? Nintendo sought the rights to Popeye’s image from King Features, but with few large-scale commercial successes, their offer was declined. This forced the company to redesign the art and characters. Leaning on other inspirations, Miyamoto kept much of his original level design, creating one of the first narrative game experiences. Ape loves girl, ape takes girl, humble hero attempts to rescue girl, and thus, Donkey Kong was born. One year later, with Donkey Kong consuming American quarters at an unprecedented rate and Miyamoto now coming into his own as a designer, Nintendo made another offer to King Features. This time Nintendo got it. Splitting his time between a sequel to the wildly popular Donkey Kong and his passion project, Miyamoto released an incredibly original and fun game that again tells a story. Pulling characters and settings from several episodes and the funny papers, it tells the classic tale of the damsel in distress. Popeye helped to propel Nintendo into the American market while cementing its design philosophy for the next decade. With licensing around Popeye and his pal’s currently spread across several entities and a looming legal battle for broadcasting rights in the UK, it’s unlikely we will ever see an artistic remaster of this game. Next time you’re in to Reboot Retrocade & Bar make it a point to play an original cab. Step up and give a tip of the cap to the Sailor Man who inspired the guy that helped save an industry. And always remember your can of spinach. Toot Toot!

Concept art for Popeye compared to Donkey Kong


Jeremy Smith’s passion for old technology started in his teens rebuilding old computers. Today he is the Game Operator and proud co-owner of Reboot Retrocade and Bar, 566 Cherry Street in Downtown Macon. 21


The annual fest of films is back with dozens of fresh, creative flicks from all around the world-- including some made right here in MacTown! Step outside of the traditional movie theater setting with immersive virtual reality experiences, fulldome screenings, and workshops for those who want to learn more about the biz. Sometimes you gotta change the channel from Hollywood cliche to something a little more raw and honest, so grab a pen, peruse the schedule, and get ready to kick back with the most promising filmmakers of the moment!




Opening Night Film & Reception: Illuminauts - A Multi-Sensory Fulldome Experience 7:15pm-10:30pm Museum of Arts and Sciences- 4182 Forsyth Road A league of Illuminauts banded together to create a multi-sensory aesthetic experience that brings forth spiritual redemption through the medium of a dome-projection. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Diana Reichenbach and will be presented in conjunction with the film festival opening night party. Classic Screening: Napolean Dynamite FREE! (No Pass Required) 9pm The Creek Stage @ The Rookery- 543 Cherry St Heck yes! The Creek 100.9 FM is partnering with the Macon Film Festival for a special 15th anniversary FREE screening of the cult classic film Napoleon Dynamite! Enjoy contests and food/drink specials inspired by the film. Yelling out your favorite lines and dancing along with the film will be strongly encouraged. Gosh!




Fulldome: Art X Extreme 11am-12:15pm Museum of Arts and Sciences- 4182 Forsyth Road Films: 5 Minutes of Death; End(o); Hiruko. This series is an extreme artistic experience and is not kid-friendly.

Music: Singular 1pm-2pm Hargray Capitol Theatre- 382 2nd St The extraordinary rise of Miami’s Cécile McLorin Salvant, already renowned as one of America’s top jazz vocalists at the age of only 29, is chronicled in this love letter to the storied talent.

Narrative Feature: Rwanda 11am-12:30pm Hargray Capitol Theatre- 382 2nd St On the 6th of April 1994, the small African republic was involved in one of the fastest and most systematic genocides in history: one million deaths in just 100 days.

LGBT Narrative Feature: Pageant Material 1pm-2:15pm Georgia Sports Hall of Fame- 301 Cherry St Still recovering from the death of his mother, seventeen-year-old Rodney dreams of escaping his small southern hometown in pursuit of following in his mother’s footsteps as an award-winning pageant queen.

Student Shorts: The Future of Film 11am-12:30pm Georgia Sports Hall of Fame- 301 Cherry St Films: Tangle; Skin I’m In; American Letters; Long Lost; Tequila Sunrise; Eternity. Narrative Feature: Electric Love 11:15am-12:30pm Douglass Theatre- 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Four couples traverse the modern dating scene in Los Angeles utilizing popular dating apps.

Documentary: Her Turf / Worlds of Ursula K Le Guin 1pm-2:30pm Douglass Theatre- 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Her Turf: This short documentary follows three female football referees as they claim access to a powerful role in a male-dominated industry. Worlds of Ursula K Le Guin: A feature documentary that explores the remarkable life and legacy of the science fiction and fantasy writer Ursula K. Le Guin.

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continued Workshop: From Extra to Professional: Finding Roles in Film 1:30pm-2:30pm Visit Macon- 450 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Information and tips from actors and a casting agent for anyone who has ever thought, “I’d like to be an actor.” Panelists: Terry L. Wilson (Middle GA Talent Agency), Chris Payne (Actor), Walter Duckworth (Actor), and moderated by Joe Finkelstein. Fulldome: Earth Lovers Block 1:30pm-3:15 Museum of Arts and Sciences- 4182 Forsyth Road Films: American West; Four Elements; Birth of Planet Earth; Exo: Are We Alone?; Aurorae. Epic and visually arresting, a journey to all corners of the Earth. Narrative Shorts: The Nature of Relationships 2:30pm-4pm Hargray Capitol Theatre- 382 Second Street Films: Two Balloons; Portraitist; Swagger Back; Muteum; Every Nine Hours; Generations; Wireless; My Daughter Yoshiko. Music: Soul Man / I Can Only Be Mary Lane 2:45pm-4pm Georgia Sports Hall of Fame- 301 Cherry Street Soul Man: Ben Whitaker, Jr., an aging and mostly washed up singer-songwriter from the 60s/70s era of big soul music, navigates loneliness, failed relationships, and a botched career in modern-day Memphis, TN. I Can Only Be Mary Lane: At 82, Mary Lane is one of the last legendary Blues musicians that made the Great Migration from America’s South. Although Mary is widely respected in Chicago, she has never gotten the wider recognition she deserves. Virtual Reality Shorts: Immersive Experiences 3pm-4pm, 4pm-5pm Grand Opera House- 651 Mulberry St VR Experiences: ASHE ‘68; The Atomic Tree; Dawn Land; Everest: The VR Experience; Lionhearted; See Me. Narrative Feature: Wonderwall / Speed of Life 3pm-4:30pm Douglass Theatre- 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Wonderwall: A musical story follows a young man whose heart has been broken due to the loss of a loved one, and he is trying to escape reality. But his surreal experience while in the Chernobyl exclusion zone gives him a chance to discover himself. Speed of Life: In 2016, June and Edward are in the


midst of an argument when Edward suddenly falls into a wormhole created by David Bowie's death. In 2040, June continues to mourn the loss of Edward while facing the dark reality of being locked away along with the rest of society's senior citizens. Documentary: Free Trip to Egypt 4:15-6pm Hargray Capital Theatre- 382 2nd St A Canadian-Egyptian entrepreneur living in Switzerland offers a free trip to Egypt to Americans concerned about an Islamic threat. What happens when the ultra-conservative school teacher and her husband are paired with a young Egyptian revolutionary? LGBT: Love & Acceptance Shorts 5pm-6:30pm Georgia Sports Hall of Fame- 301 Cherry St Films: Listen; Fran This Summer; Clouds; Shared; Heather Has Four Moms; Hank; Mudpots; Lolo. Narrative Shorts: Wait, What? 5pm-6:30pm Douglass Theatre- 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Films: The Chop; Sac De Merde; Grace; Molly; Peggy; Only a Movie!; Futures; First Disco. Special Screening: Them That Follow 7:30pm-9:15pm Douglass Theatre- 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Set deep in the wilds of Appalachia, where believers handle death-dealing snakes to prove themselves before God, Them That Follow tells the story of a pastor's daughter who holds a secret that threatens to tear her community apart. Spotlight Film: Freaks 9:30pm-11:15pm Douglass Theatre- 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd In this genre-bending psychological sci-fi thriller, a bold girl discovers a bizarre, threatening, and mysterious new world beyond her front door after she escapes her father's protective and paranoid control.




Narrative Feature: Sgt. Stubby - An American Hero 10am-11:30pm Georgia Sports Hall of Fame- 301 Cherry St With World War I looming, young Army Pvt. Robert Conroy is adopted by a stray, stump-tailed terrier. Conroy names his new friend Stubby and gives him a home, a family, and a chance to embark on the adventure that would define a century. Workshop: Making Room at the Table: Women in Georgia’s Film Industry 10:30am-11:30am Visit Macon- 450 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Moderator Kalena Boller talks with a panel about how Georgia’s film industry has changed over the years for women cast and crew. Panelists: Michele Prettyman, Chad Darnell, Laura Lundy, Jameelah Nuriddin. Narrative Shorts: Macon Made Shorts 10:30am-12pm Hargray Capitol Theatre- 382 2nd St Films: Erasure; This Day Sucks; The Come Back; Euphorica. Fulldome: Art Extreme Block 11am-12:30pm Museum of Arts and Sciences- 4182 Forsyth Rd Films: Waterdome; Heartbeats of the Sea; Immersive; Vertical Street City; Urban Levitation; Sphere. Conceptual immersive experiences. LGBT: Love & Acceptance Shorts 11am-12:30pm Douglass Theatre- 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Films: Listen; Fran This Summer; Clouds; Shared; Heather Has Four Moms; Hank; Mudpots; Lolo. Virtual Reality Shorts: Immersive Experiences 11:30am-12:30pm, 12:30pm-1:30pm, 3:30am-4:30pm, 4:30pm-5:30pm Grand Opera House- 651 Mulberry St VR Experiences: ASHE ‘68; The Atomic Tree; Dawn Land; Everest: The VR Experience; Lionhearted; See Me. Narrative Feature: Rwanda 12pm-1:30pm Georgia Sports Hall of Fame- 301 Cherry St On the 6th of April 1994, the small African republic was involved in one of the fastest and most systematic genocides in history: one million deaths in just 100 days. LGBT Narrative Feature: Pageant Material 12:30pm-1:45pm Hargray Capitol Theatre- 382 2nd St Music: 16 Bars 1pm-2:30pm Douglass Theatre- 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd A feature length music documentary that offers a rare glimpse at the human stories-- and songs-that are locked away in our nation’s jails and prisons. The film follows three inmates at the city jail in Richmond, Virginia and one former inmate who was recently released and is struggling to adapt to life on the outside. All are a part of a unique rehabilitation effort that involves writing and recording original music.

Fulldome: Full Moon Block 1:30pm-2:45pm Museum of Arts and Sciences- 4182 Forsyth Rd Films: Imagine the Moon; Apollo: 50 Years of Innovation; Big Astronomy: People, Places, Discoveries; Voyager: The Never-Ending Journey. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11's giant leap for mankind. Narrative Feature: Wonderwall / Speed of Life 2pm-3:30pm Georgia Sports Hall of Fame- 301 Cherry St Narrative Shorts: Wait, What? 2:15-3:45pm Hargray Capitol Theatre- 382 2nd St Films: The Chop; Sac De Merde; Grace; Molly; Peggy; Only a Movie!; Futures; First Disco. Documentary: Liyanna 3pm-4:15pm Douglass Theatre- 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Five Swazi orphaned children turn their past trauma into creative fuel for an original collective fairytale, in which they send a young girl on a dangerous quest. Fulldome: Family Fun Block 3:45pm-5pm Museum of Arts and Sciences- 4182 Forsyth Rd Films: Space Driver; The Adventures of Claws and Green; Dream of Flight; Beyond the Sun; Aqua Dome. Bring the kids! Georgia Made Narrative Shorts: Peach Shorts 4pm-5:30pm Georgia Sports Hall of Fame- 301 Cherry St Films: Playtime’s Over; A Leg Up; The Producer; Places; Encounters; Touch and Go; Treatment; Dead Winter. Georgia Narrative Feature: This World Alone 4:15pm-5:45pm Hargray Capital Theatre- 382 2nd Street A post-apocalyptic drama following a young woman named Sam (Belle Adams) attempting to survive in a world without technology or power while being raised by her two mother figures. Spotlight Film: This Changes Everything 4:45pm-6:30pm Douglass Theatre- 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd A feature documentary that uncovers what is behind one of the most confounding dilemmas in the entertainment industry-- the underrepresentation and misrepresentation of women. Documentary: Southern Stories 6pm-7pm Georgia Sports Hall of Fame- 301 Cherry St Films: The Vision of Ulysses Davis; Edgecombe; Lumpkin, GA. Music: Singular 6:15pm-7:15pm Hargray Capitol Theatre- 382 2nd St

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continued Special Screening: The Tale of Four / Precious (Special Guest Gabourey Sidibe) 7pm-10pm Grand Opera House- 651 Mulberry St The Tale of Four: 24min short by Gabourey Sidibe. This multi-layered story inspired by Nina Simone's "Four Women" spans one day in the lives of four different women connected by their quest for love, agency and redemption. Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire. In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused,

illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction. Saturday Night After Party 10pm-11:30pm Grant’s Lounge- 576 Poplar St All Access VIP pass holders are invited to join us and celebrate with our community partners at the historic Grant's Lounge.




Documentary: Liyanna 10:30am-11:45am Hargray Capitol Theatre- 382 2nd St Documentary: Her Turf / Worlds of Ursula K Le Guin 11am-12:30pm Georgia Sports Hall of Fame- 301 Cherry St Spotlight Film: Mystify - Michael Hutchence 11am-1pm Douglass Theatre- 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd A documentary feature about the troubled heart and soul of Michael Hutchence, lead singer & songwriter of INXS. Virtual Reality Shorts: Immersive Experiences 11:30am-12:30pm, 12:30pm-1:30pm Grand Opera House- 651 Mulberry St VR Experiences: ASHE ‘68; The Atomic Tree; Dawn Land; Everest: The VR Experience; Lionhearted; See Me. Encore Screening: TBA 12:15pm-1:45pm Hargray Capitol Theatre- 382 2nd St Georgia Narrative Feature: This World Alone 1pm-2:30pm Georgia Sports Hall of Fame- 301 Cherry St Narrative Feature: Sgt. Stubby - An American Hero 1:15pm-2:45 Douglass Theatre- 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Fulldome: Sunday Showcase 2pm-3:15pm Museum of Arts and Sciences- 4182 Forsyth Rd Films: Waterdome; American West; Four Elements; Immersive; Dream of Flight; Heartbeats of the Sea; Space Driver.

Documentary: Southern Stories 2:15pm-3:15pm Hargray Capitol Theatre- 382 2nd St Films: The Vision of Ulysses Davis; Edgecombe; Lumpkin, GA. Music: Soul Man / I Can Only Be Mary Lane 3pm-4:15 Georgia Sports Hall of Fame- 301 Cherry St Georgia Made Narrative Shorts: Peach Shorts 3pm-4:30pm Douglass Theatre- 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Films: Playtime’s Over; A Leg Up; The Producer; Places; Encounters; Touch and Go; Treatment; Dead Winter. Music: 16 Bars 3:45pm-5:15pm Hargray Capitol Theatre- 382 2nd St Narrative Shorts: The Nature of Relationships 4:45pm-6:15pm Georgia Sports Hall of Fame- 301 Cherry St Films: Two Balloons; Portraitist; Swagger Back; Muteum; Every Nine Hours; Generations; Wireless; My Daughter Yoshiko. Documentary: Free Trip to Egypt 5pm-6:45pm Douglass Theatre- 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Narrative Feature: Electric Love 5:45-7:15 Hargray Capitol Theatre- 382 2nd St Awards Presentation & Special Screening: Echo in the Canyon 7:30pm-9:15 Douglass Theatre- 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd A look at the roots of the historic music scene in L.A.'s Laurel Canyon featuring the music of iconic music groups such as The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas and the Papas.


BO TALKS Lessons on Guilt and Pleasure

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There are eye-opening moments all around. Often, I find strangely deep lessons in what others might perceive to be mundane. When my children became old enough to develop their own opinions about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, I suddenly realized how representative those allegiances are of our own personalities. I was always a Michelangelo guy. We were party dudes! I never in a million years thought I’d be raising two Raphael diehards, but it changed the way I looked at our attitudes and interactions. For those unaware readers, Raphael is notoriously hot-headed and impulsive. In a way, it warned me. It wasn’t the Ninja Turtles that got me thinking recently, but rather, Sixpence None The Richer. Somewhere during the second verse, while singing along to their 1997 hit, “Kiss Me,” I realized I’ve mostly outgrown “guilty pleasures.” I’m sure my coworkers cherish my vocal stylings, but even more than that, it didn’t matter that knowing the words and enjoying them so openly would almost definitely be seen as lame. Moreover, I wasn’t alone in my appreciation for the song that graced the Dawson’s

Creek soundtrack. I see people all around embracing weird and unusual things or just things contrary to potential perceptions about them. I love it. Let those freak flags fly, I say! When I was attending boarding school as a youth, there was a particular freshman who got bullied pretty badly. I received my fair share, but he got it far worse-and more often. One specific instance that escalated beyond anything we could have seen coming was a discussion about favorite movies. The freshman proudly declared his unyielding adoration for the science-fiction/ horror film, Event Horizon. At the time, it was a fairly new movie, but this was a prestigious academy. The fact that he didn’t choose some obvious classic like The Godfather, Taxi Driver, or A Clockwork Orange brought immediate and brutal ridicule. Despite numerous opportunities to change his stance, the freshman maintained his love for the gory haunted spaceship story. I didn’t understand it, but I always admired that about him. He liked what he liked, and to hell with the haters, consequences be damned!

And believe me, there were actual consequences that day. There’s so much of our short time on earth wasted by being embarrassed or feeling like we shouldn’t enjoy something that’s ultimately harmless. I would say ultimately superficial as well, but it’s obviously not as superficial as it might seem. When we embrace our guilty pleasures and cast aside the superimposed guilt, the seemingly banal pleasures we engage in can sometimes teach us surprising truths. Unusual inspiration is what makes us unique and has the potential to deconstruct stereotypes. Save your guilt for the things in life that truly deserve it-- like broken promises and being obsessed with White Claw Hard Seltzer.

Bo Walker is a writer who likes what he likes and has no actual problem with White Claw beverages. In fact, he finds that mixing different combinations of the flavors is a real, fun way to keep them interesting after you’ve gotten burned out on each one individually.

House Talk

It’s Not If You Get Termites, It’s When You Get Termites!

Anyone who lives in Middle Georgia needs to have a termite bond on their house. Given our wonderfully warm (read that hot) and humid climate, we live in the sweet spot for termites. So do yourselves a favor and have your house checked out. The termite companies will also be checking for wood-decaying fungus (wood rot) due to moisture under the house. Traditionally if you have wood-decaying fungus (and most of us do), the proper approach is to install plastic over the soil, keep your gutters clean and keep your vents open. If there is heavy fungus, then it can be treated. This is all in a price range of $500 to about $1500… However… Let’s move on to the latest and greatest thing: Crawlspace Encapsulation Systems (CAPS). These started coming on the scene about 15 years ago to deal with chronically wet crawlspaces. The system includes installing a thick vapor barrier over the soil and up the foundations and piers. All the joints and overlaps are completely sealed to prevent soil moisture from entering. The foundation vents are sealed to keep moist air out and finally, a special dehumidifier is installed to remove any humidity. A dehumidifier is a refrigeration unit designed to remove the moisture from the air and drain it outside A properly installed system works very well-- but they can be wildly expensive! Get ready for a hard sell!

Ned Dominick has been inspecting homes and watching people get ripped off in Macon, Warner Robins, and all Middle Georgia since 1978. He and his qualified inspectors have examined over 28,000 local homes. For more go to Ned’s website at or give him a call at 478-738-0893.

Recently, I was asked to check on one of these setups. The home belonged to an older couple who had asked a termite company to check for termites. Although the termite man found no termites or any signs of wood-decaying fungus (due to moisture), he still succeeded in selling these folks this completely unneeded and expensive system ($22,000) for their house. The company arrived, installed the system including the dehumidifier and left. About a year later somebody crawled up under their home (perhaps a plumber) and was horrified to find that the crawlspace was a literal sweatbox dripping with moisture

on all surfaces. Large puddles had accumulated on the plastic vapor barrier and worse- much worse; the wood floor system was now covered with a thick layer of wood-decaying fungus! The couple was horrified and started to go to war with the company-- which is where I came in. What appears to have happened is that either the dehumidifier was broken or the drain was disconnected so that all the moisture drained right back into the crawlspace to create the same condition as a refrigerator after the power goes off. Nasty! By the time I came to inspect, the dehumidifier had been fixed and the area was dry, but the wood-decaying fungus was still covering the floor system and will need another expensive treatment to remove it. This whole thing made me really grouchy. I hate it when so-called “experts” sell trusting vulnerable people expensive things that they don’t need. These folks also like to prey on single women and other seemingly defenseless folks. Crawlspace encapsulation is only necessary in a handful of cases when regular methods such as good foundation ventilation, a plastic vapor barrier, and gutters will not reduce the crawlspace humidity. This is an extreme measure for extremely bad situations. Most crawlspaces can be dried up for hundreds of dollars not tens of thousands. To make things even worse, if something happens to that dehumidifier then the crawlspace will become a nightmare. For example, you have moved out of town or the home was foreclosed upon and the power was turned off for a few months so that the dehumidifier is turned off… Disaster. Go slow on the seemingly high tech, complex solutions that people may try to sell you. They may be way more trouble than they are worth. 29




“Can a person who has been brought up in the heart of a thick dark forest, where one had to beat a path through multiple layers of trees just to take a letter to the post office, have any conception of what it’s like to spend one’s entire childhood waiting for a single tree to grow?” – Greenhouse

There lies a significant difference between a tourist and a cosmopolitan. Their motives are different, their beliefs are different, and their actions are different. When I first went to Zaruma, Ecuador during the summer of 2016, I was mesmerized by the incredible views, the communal culture, and the work ethic of the people. I knew if the opportunity ever presented itself, I’d love to work on a developmental project in the region. But the idea seemed so distant. Heck, even I seemed distant. I was nothing like them. Or was I? Arturo and I trekked up and down the side of the Andes, looking for different farmers in the region. He told us the trips would only be a mile or two long, but that wasn’t the case. We walked for what seemed like forever. I was thirsty, hungry, and tired. He wasn’t. I struggled to walk the steep slopes. He didn’t. I complained. He wouldn’t. I was 21… Arturo was 65. I knew the value of hard work. I learned it from my father at an early age. I began cutting grass when I was 7, helping Ricky, one of my father’s employees. Eventually, I started building my own client base outside of Dad’s work. I had ten yards that I cut in my neighborhood. No matter how many yards I added to the list, my dad never left my side. He always helped me cut grass on the weekends. He said that his father always did the same for him, so he was paying it forward. But I knew the real reason. My father and I are identical. We live to work.

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Arturo told me stories. He told me how he became so accustomed to walking the steep slopes of the Andes. He’d walk 10 miles a day with 100-pound sacks on his back, hoping to earn a tad bit more than the typical $20 a day. No one else was willing to make the long-distance hikes, but he was. He told me stories of his days in the mines as well. He’d pick at the side of the mountain, hoping to strike gold. For years, he walked away empty-handed, but one day he finally came across a few ounces of the prized metal. He reached down to pick it up, but it was quickly snatched out from underneath him. He walked away from the mine that day like he had every other one-- with a mere $25 dollars in his pocket. The 3-week long Mercer On Mission tour during the Summer of 2016 came to an end, and I was forced to leave. Arturo had asked me the night before to exchange WhatsApp numbers. He wanted to stay in touch, and I obliged, assuming nothing would really come out of it. These realizations, these friendships, and these events will end up as memories that I recollect one day... Mere stories that I get to tell my children. I'm a tourist. I've marveled and I've witnessed. I've experienced-- but, I never became. I returned to The States on June 5, 2016. I stayed in Macon a few days to complete our assignment for Mercer On Mission then I returned to Pooler, Georgia, my hometown. That was that.

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BARBERITOS 4123 Forsyth Rd Suite G Macon | 478-621-4883 4921 Riverside Dr Macon | 478-254-5802 3123 Watson Blvd Suite 100 Warner Robins | 478-971-1138 Burritos, tacos, salads, quesadillas, nachos, and more using locally sourced, farm-fresh ingredients. L/D$–$$ BEARFOOT TAVERN 468 2nd St, Macon | 478-305-7703 Contemporary gastropub featuring a menu of New American fare & a beer garden with live music. L/D/Bar $–$$ CASHMAN'S PUB 370 Cherry Street, Macon | 478-219-9703 Neighborhood pub serving burgers, wings, and specialty items. Featuring live music on the weekends from regional and touring acts. L/D/Bar $-$$ DOVETAIL 543 Cherry St Macon (above the Rookery) | 478-238-4693 Farm-to-table casual fine dining. Southern crafted small plates and a cultivated bourbon selection. Reservations encouraged. Complimentary valet located on Mulberry St Lane for dinner only. Saturday & Sunday Brunch. D/Bar $$–$$$ DOWNTOWN GRILL 562 Mulberry St. Lane Macon | 478-742-5999 English-style steak and chop house with nightly features, extensive wine list, and amazing bourbon and whiskey selection. Cigar bar and private humidor. Complimentary Valet. Reservations encouraged. D/Bar $$–$$$ EDGAR’S BISTRO 5171 Eisenhower Pkwy Macon | 478-471-4250 City Chic and a foodie’s dream! Edgar’s Bistro presents a dining experience that nourishes the body and soul. Open for lunch & dinner Monday-Friday, Edgar’s serves as a hands-on training facility for the Culinary students at Helms College’s Polly Long Denton School of Hospitality. Reservations encouraged. L/D $$–$$$


FATTY’S PIZZA 344 2nd St Macon | 478-744-9880 Pizza, calzone, wings, & salads. Gluten Free options and delivery to Downtown Macon. L/D $

FINCHER’S BAR-B-Q 3947 Houston Ave Macon | 478-787-4648 5627 Houston Rd Macon | 478-7876947 891 Gray Hwy East Macon | 478-787-4649 519 N. Davis Dr Warner Robins | 478-787-4651 So fine, it went to the moon in ‘69! Delicious Southern barbecue at four locations in Macon and Warner Robins featuring pulled pork, chicken, ribs, burgers, and more. Family owned & operated since 1935! L/D $ H&H 807 Forsyth St Macon | 478-621-7044 “The H” is an institution woven into the fabric of Macon’s history. Since 1959, H&H has kept Macon’s most diverse clientele well-fed with delicious, stick-to-ya-ribs soul food— and is most famous for the unique friendship between founder Mama Louise Hudson and the Allman Brothers Band. B/L $


INGLESIDE VILLAGE PIZZA 2396 Ingleside Ave Macon | 478-750-8488 It doesn’t get any better than IVP! Hand-tossed, homemade dough and fresh toppings, salads, sandwiches, and the sloppiest breadsticks! Voted the best pizza in Central Georgia by readers of the 11th Hour and the Macon Telegraph! 80+ cold, craft beers! L/D/Bar $

JUST TAP’D 488 1st St Macon | 478-599-9951 3123 Watson Blvd | 478-599-9950 Gastropub serving tap brews over the counter & bottles from the shelves, plus hearty bar grub. L/D/Bar $


KUDZU SEAFOOD CO. 470 3rd St Macon | 478-292-2085 From the Panhandle of Florida to the coast of Louisiana, the cuisine of the Gulf Coast is simple and unique. Kudzu Seafood Company brings the best of Southern coastal seafood to Downtown Macon! Offering a menu of fried and grilled seafood along with non seafood items prepared fresh to order in an open kitchen. Welcome to the Coast of Middle Georgia! L/D/Bar $

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NU-WAY WEINERS 5572 Bloomfield Rd Macon | 478-781-1305 1602 Montpelier Ave Suite 105 Macon | 478-812-8200 921 Hillcrest Blvd Macon | 478-743-1047 148 Emery Highway Macon | 478-743-7976 3990 Northside Dr Macon | 478-477-0533 6016 Zebulon Rd Macon | 478-474-5933 1762 Watson Blvd Warner Robins | 478-929-4941 215 Russell Parkway Warner Robins | 478-923-5335 An iconic Macon Restaurant featuring the famous red hotdog! Established in 1916 by Greek American James Mallis, Nu-Way is one of the oldest hot dog restaurants in the United States. The New York Times declared Nu-Way the “king of the slaw dog “hill”. B/L/D $ OCMULGEE BREWPUB 484 2nd St Macon | 478-254-2848 Ocmulgee Brewpub offers the best curated brews using the finest grains, hops, and yeast. Delicious gourmet burgers, super food salads, and hand-cut fries. L/D/Bar $ PAPOULI’S MEDITERRANEAN CAFE & MARKET 121 Tom Hill Sr Blvd, Macon | 478-474-0204 Mediterranean restaurant with a casual atmosphere. Gyros, Pita Wraps, Greek Plates & More! Papouli’s Mediterranean Cafe & Market also offers a large selection of imported grocery & deli items. L/D $–$$


Piedmont Brewery & Kitchen H&H

PARISH ON CHERRY 580 Cherry St Macon | 478-257-7255 Cozy Cajun eatery in a rustic-chic setting dishing up classic Creole fare, such as ‘po boys & gumbo. Outdoor seating available. L/D/Bar $–$$


PIEDMONT BREWERY & KITCHEN 450 3rd St Macon | 478-254-2337 Eclectic atmosphere with a menu featuring handcrafted beer and honest food. Family-friendly arcade and outdoor seating available. L/D $–$$ THE ROOKERY 543 Cherry St Macon | 478-746-8658 Legendary downtown eatery offering Southern rock & soul inspired burgers, sandwiches, fresh salads, shakes, daily features, and so much more! Soul Jazz Brunch on Saturdays! Outdoor seating available. L/D $–$$

SHANE’S 1592 Forest Hill Road Macon | 478-474-6481 Breakfast served daily, delicious pulled pork bbq and wings smoked on premises, fried chicken, sandwiches, salads, pizza, and more! All served to go. B/L/D $



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Warning: This interview does contain spoilers! Among the many fine selections at this year's Macon Film Festival, a particular gem worth your time is the genre-bending Freaks directed by best friends Adam B. Stein and Zach Lipovsky. Freaks begins with the daily goings-on between a young daughter and her father, shut-ins who shun the outside world and an unnamed danger. But that’s not where it ends... Featuring outstanding performances from stars Emile Hirsch, Grace Park, Amanda Crew, and the legendary Bruce Dern, the film also introduces the world to the wonderful Lexy Kolker. I was able to catch up with the directors, Adam and Zach, and they were gracious enough to answer a few questions ahead of the Macon premiere of Freaks on Friday, August 16th. AI- One of the amazing things about Freaks-- which I just got to view, and it's coming to the Macon Film Festival next week-you guys have done a lot with, as I understand, very little. This is a beautiful movie. Gorgeous. Tell me about some of your challenges in dealing with something along the horror/sci-fi. AS- We've always been big sci-fi fans and horror fans, and we were kind of two struggling filmmakers trying to make our way in the business and trying to get movies made. We just got together and said, "Alright, we don't have a lot of money. We don't have a studio behind us, but what kind of story can we tell-- in this world-- that we could tell with a limited budget. I was a new dad at the time. I had a five-year-old and I was so fascinated by watching my kid kind of start to understand the

world. And we thought, "Well, what if we told this story through the perspective of a child?" And as Chloe is starting to try to understand the world, the audience is right with her. So that was kind of the inspiration for the idea. From the beginning of this film, the whole time I'm watching the character, Chloe, interact with her father and being shut in this house, and you're not really sure what's going on... All I wanted to do was get up and go get my daughter out of bed and hug her. AS- (Laughs) Yeah! But then things started to take a very dark turn. Lexi Kolker, who did a fantastic job [as Chloe]‌ What was it like working with a young actor in that situation? ZL- Adam and I have done a lot of work with kids. We've done a lot of work with Disney and stuff like that. And obviously, this film has a very different tone, a much darker tone. But we still made sure the set was a very fun, happy place with a lot of love and support and people all around. It's kind of funny... When we show the movie to audiences, when [Lexi's] there at Q & A's, she's so bubbly and happy and charming. And when she's not there, usually the first question is, "Is that girl okay? Is she in therapy?" One of the reasons we hired her is she's so mature, not only in the ability to kind of tap into just deep, real emotions, but then also as soon as you say cut, to come out of it in a very healthy way.

AS- And knowing that it's pretend. ZL- Yeah. And being excited by the possibility of doing really deep and mature work. That was something that was exciting to her rather than scary or upsetting. In the process of auditioning, that was something we were really looking for... To make sure we had someone who had the endurance to be able to go to these places and be super intense, but then also enjoy it and have fun. And she had a lot of friends. She had her sister on set, who's an actress as well, and her family and, and even Emile [Hirsch] and Bruce [Dern] were very nurturing to her. AS- About what you were saying with your daughter... We wanted to capture something about fatherhood. When I was trying to figure out how to be a dad, I would have these insecurities about like, "I don't know how to do this! This is too hard!" I have a wife who's amazing and I have role models who are great parents. I read some books and I took some classes, and we just kind of started to think-- what if I had none of that, you know? Emile Hirsch's character, he's trapped in this house for seven years with no partner, with no education of how to be a dad, with no support network or role models-- or babysitters! And he's just exhausted and not very good at it but still loves her. That kind of messy, sort of ugly but still loving version of fatherhood was something that we were really interested in capturing. The directing duo, that's something that you have seen a lot of in the last

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few years. When did you two meet and how did you know that, "Well, this is a partnership we want to take to this level."? ZL- We met 12 years ago, and it was actually on a reality television show. It was a competition run by Steven Spielberg called On The Lot. It was kind of like American Idol, but for directing. So we made a different short film every week and America would vote and send one of us home. Adam and I were competitors trying to outperform each other. The reality show didn't do very well because when you get a bunch of indie filmmakers together, all they do is just like help each other and hang out. There's not a lot of drama. We ended up just becoming best friends. We went off and directed separately for years and just struggled to try and get stuff going. We had some successes and we worked on certain things, but it was always sort of "directing for hire" and other people's projects.

happen in this world. But for this movie, because we had limited resources, we realized we had to focus on this one slice of the world and tell the story of this one family. Really, what happens next depends on people like you. Because the movie's coming out in theaters September 13th, which is Friday the 13th. It's going to be in theaters around the country and if people go see it and buy tickets then... Maybe someone will give us enough money to make another one. But if people don't go see it then there won't be more. It's in the hands of the public now. I hope that everybody goes to see it. I'm certainly gonna push everybody towards it for the Macon Film Festival. Tabitha Walker, who's, of course, part of the festival and who has fantastic taste, talked highly of the film. So I was looking forward to seeing it, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have one last question for you. In the film, what happened in Dallas?

We both got to the place where we had done some smaller stuff together, and we were really frustrated that none of the things that we wanted to make were getting made. We just made a pledge to ourselves that we were gonna make a movie together no matter what. And the first part of that was making a movie that could be made for $0 if it had to be. In the initial version of Freaks, Adam and I were going to play the two lead roles, Adam was gonna play the father and I was going to play what was then an uncle-- and Adam's son was going to be the kid! We were just going to shoot it in his house with for $0 and no one’s help because we just wanted to make a movie no matter what that was in our voice.

(Both laugh)

We just felt like we had to show the world what we could do. Luckily, as we started working on it, it started growing as people started getting excited by it and eventually, we were able to get a casting director... You know, Bruce Dern was one of the first big actors to read it-- and he was the first one to say he wanted to do it. He ultimately played my role, so I'm very thankful for that. Once we had him, it went on to get other bigger actors like Emile and Amanda [Crew] and Grace [Park], and the film got bigger. But at every step, we always had creative control and we always could make the movie with whatever we had. There was never a point where we needed more than we had. And that was really important to us all the way through, to make sure that it was our movie. 'Cause this was our one chance to show the world what our voice was.

ZL- And that led them to making freak children basically illegal and killed on sight.

It has elements of a thriller, science fiction, it's got lots of horror involved with it. It's also a film where you've managed to develop a universe that could stand a bit more exploration. You've got lots of questions that never get answered. It might be premature at this point to ask, but will we see the freaks again? AS- We were really excited about creating this world and we had lots and lots of ideas for other characters and other situations that could

AS- Well, that's very interesting. Yeah. Well, what do you think happened? I can speak freely? What do I think happened? Did Mary blow it up? Is that what happened? AS- Maybe. I think in our world there's sort of a debate about what happened, you know? The official line of the government is that freak children were free and loose in Dallas and blew the place up. They didn't have control of their powers and they're very unpredictable and in a fit of rage, one of them just destroyed the city...

AS- That was kind of the 9/11 of this world that changed all the laws to crack down on these people. However... ZL- That's if you believe what the government says...

Adam B. Stein and Zach Lipovsky

Lexy Kolker as "Chloe"

AS- There's also a potential conspiracy theory going on where maybe the truth is that freak children might've been loose in Dallas and the government was so scared of them that they nuked the city and blamed it on the freaks. ZL- One of the great things is that we showed the film at the Dallas Film Festival And we were very curious to see what the reaction was going to be. AS- We thought people might be upset like, "Why did you destroy Dallas?!" ZL- The reaction was something we never could have planned, which was everyone loved it and thought that we changed it for every city we screened it in. (Laughs) Which we should have said yes to, but they were like, "That's crazy! You made it Dallas for us!"

Lexy Kolker and Emile Hirsch in Freaks

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has released a new single, “Champion,” and an accompanying video directed by Tim Mattia, known for his work with groups like twenty-one pilots and The1975. Briggs takes the show on the road this fall, making a stop at the Tabernacle in Atlanta on 10/22...

Although Soundgarden recently released Live from the Artists Den, another project is falling on black days. The band was working on new music at the time of lead singer Chris Cornell’s death. Guitarist Kim Thayil recently revealed that the recorded files are being withheld, stalling the project. The band continues working on an anniversary edition of Louder Than Love...


Alt Rock Not Alt-Facts

The Raconteurs added a Southeastern

leg to their world tour for new album Help Us Stranger. Jack and the boys will be in Columbia, S.C. on 8/20 before doing two shows at the Tabernacle on 8/21 and 8/22, then rolling on to Florence, Ala. on 8/23. Shows on the tour are selling out quickly but, at press time, a limited number of tickets are still available for these shows...

Quentin Tarantino has confirmed that he is still in talks with Uma Thurman for Kill Bill Vol. 3. It’s

been 15 years since the Bride swung her sword, and Tarantino has long said he would like to complete the trilogy with Vernita Green’s nowadult daughter seeking to avenge her mother’s death… 36 AUGUST 16-29, 2019

Can music save your mortal soul? According to Orlando’s WKMG-TV, a Linkin Park fan recently used the band’s lyrics to talk a man off the ledge. Christina Settanni was driving along a highway when she noticed the man sitting on the edge of an overpass. Fearing he would jump, she stopped and sat with him, reciting lyrics from “One More Light”. According to Settanni, the man began to cry and came away from the edge...


In response to a weekend of violence, Lana Del Rey has posted a new song, “Looking for America,” on her Instagram. The video shows Del Rey recording a song that explores a vision of a society where children play and people come and go without fear of violence. Check out the video from the recording session @lanadelrey...

FX has announced Outlaw: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur. The docu-series directed by Allen Hughes, who directed videos for

Tupac and NWA, and most recently directed the HBO docuseries The Defiant Ones, which focused on the careers of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. The series will focus on the lives and tumultuous relationship of the rapper and his activist mother...

The Pixies are looking forward to the release of their new album Beneath the Eyrie on 9/13, and have released a

new animated music video for the first single, “Catfish Kate”. The video uses multiple animation techniques-- light box, rotoscoping, digital-- to tell the story of an elderly mountain woman who must catch a fish for dinner. The single is available for those who preorder the album…

Black and White have reportedly teamed up to record a new song for Tenacious D. At a Nashville show, Black teased the collaboration by saying, “Jack White, we went over to his house today and recorded a brand new song.” It was unclear if White will be featured on the track or simply produce the song, but Black said fans can expect the release on White’s Third Man Records...

Just in time for spooky holiday breakfasts, Funko Pop! will release two villainous cereals featuring Oogie Boogie from The Nightmare Before Christmas and Ursula from The Little Mermaid. The cereals will be available at Spencer Gifts and Spirit Halloween stores, and each box will contain a Pocket Pop! of Oogie Boogie or Ursula... 37

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RIDIN’ DIRTY, UGK Southern hip hop has gone through many phases in its relatively short lifespan. Upbeat, grimy, horn-laden... If you like it, there is a Southern artist out there that fills the void. Through all of that, one group and one album have been credited with laying the foundation of what the genre is all about: The Underground Kingz, or UGK as their fans refer to them, and their third release on the Jive Records imprint, Ridin’ Dirty. Hailing from Port Arthur, Texas, artists Bun B and Pimp C lyrically illustrate a story of betrayal, loss, and the trappings of street life with soulful, bass guitar-heavy tracks that draw you into their world. The album begins with the hip hop classic “One Day”, where the combination of a heavy blues melody and vocals reminiscent of the legendary Ron Isley creates an environment for the dynamic duo to tell their story of close calls and drama. “Diamonds & Wood” explores a love of diamond rings, wood-grain steering wheels, and classic automobiles. Over the decades, this album has been referred to as one of the most influential hip hop albums of all time and can be credited for inspiring other Southern artists including Ludacris, T.I., Young Jeezy, Goodie Mob, and even Outkast. This is the type of album where you ease into the car, roll the windows down, start from the beginning, and let the Texas veterans take you on a journey. Take my word for it. Charles Davis, 100.9 The Creek


OOGY: THE DOG ONLY A FAMILY COULD LOVE Dog stories don’t have to be sad. Marley and Me, Old Yeller, My Dog Skip, etc. are all deemed “sad” because they show the pup’s whole, great life, including the… End. This story begins where Oogy’s old life ended as a bait dog, pulled nearly lifeless from a fighting ring. After a severalhour-long surgery in a human hospital, the author, Larry Levin, adopts the Dogo Argentino puppy and gives him a new life-- despite Oogy being “the oddest-looking dog they’d ever seen.” So I guess this story’s classified under the “happy-tears” genre of sad. Focusing on both Oogy’s transformation and the Levin’s family, Oogy is a symbolic, adopted brother to Levin’s adopted twin sons—a “third twin” as they called him. When he compares his boy’s “E.T.” babyfaces to Oogy’s scarred visage and missing ear, Levin affirms Oogy’s place in the family, that animal lives are of equal value to ours. Levin loves the family he has found. To my surprise, Levin is a lawyer and not a full-time writer, and this is his only book, besides one on lawyer practices. Madelyn Rueter


Garth Ennis’ work has had a tough time outside of the pages of a comic book… His defining take on The Punisher was ridiculously botched in an early incarnation of the MCU and his beloved Preacher was watered down and repackaged for television in what can only be labeled as a failed attempt to appeal

to a mass audience. As a creator, Ennis’ characters range from the heroically flawed to the bizarrely damaged… Truth is, you never know what you’re gonna get with Ennis-- but you know it’s gonna be hardcore. So it was with The Boys, an unorthodox deconstruction of superheroes and celebrity culture that found the capes barely containing their depravity or disdain for the simple humans they supposedly protect. Adapted as an Amazon Original, the series follows Hughie Campbell (played by Jack Quaid, son of Dennis Quaid & Meg Ryan) as he loses his girlfriend in a horrific superhero “accident”. Recruited by a crew of anti-supe mercs, Hughie stumbles into a world of corporate propaganda and murder masquerading as patriotism. It’s dark comedy with a shameless soul and explicit action, but the satire and performances are on point. Karl Urban makes the most of every scene as Billy Butcher, the leader of “The Boys”, and Antony Starr is fantastically abhorrent as the corporate Ubermensch, Homelander. Simon Pegg and Elisabeth Shue co-star wonderfully. My suggestion? Watch the show then pick up The Boys in trade paperback.


Aaron Irons


Oh, the aroma of the concession stand, the flash of the entranceway lights... And the crisp sound of a flush chair shot to the back of an unsuspecting foe! A live wrestling event is always a one-of-a-kind experience. Macon has been in a live wrestling void since the demise of Atlanta based promotion WCW and the cancellation of studio wrestling on our local affiliates decades ago. You can imagine my surprise when I recently stumbled upon a flyer advertising a local wrestling show in Downtown Macon. The promotion in charge of the event was Georgia Independent Pro Wrestling. Intrigued, I had to see what this was all about. The action began with a heavyweight title match that featured the champion Tony James versus a seven-foot-tall challenger. These two titans moved with surprising agility and even took to the ringside floor for a brawl which resulted in the challenger being thrown into a concrete pillar. The champion was resilient and finally pinned the big man capping off a surprising first match. Another early highlight was Alex Chase versus John Forge. Forge was described as a “mean man” by a fan at ringside-- and he only seemed to live up to that description with a series of chokes, eye gouges and a regimen of outside weapons which found their mark. After about 10 minutes, Forge mercifully pinned his opponent to bring to an end an old fashioned donnybrook. The remainder of the night’s card featured a tag team match, high flying lightweight action, and a match highlighted with thumbtacks, and of course, the always trusty steel chair. To see the action live, check out GIPW’s Facebook page for dates, and stop by for merch. Matt Lang, 100.5 The X



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AMERICANA NEWS, NOTIONS, AND NONSENSE Texas honky-tonkers Mike & The Moonpies just released a surprise follow-up to 2018’s Steak Night at the Prairie Rose. Cheap Silver and Solid Country Gold was recorded at the legendary Abbey Studios and features numerous guest shots including Nikki Lane, Shooter Jennings, and the London Symphony Orchestra…

Charley Crocket will release The

Valley on 9/20. The album was recorded just days before Charley’s heart surgery earlier this year. The title track was written by Turnpike Troubadours frontman Evan Felker…

And speakin’ of the Turnpike Troubadours, guitarist Ryan Engelman will be taking a turn as Reckless Kelly’s lead player starting this month and possibly through the rest of the year…

Whitey Morgan is set for Terminal West in Atlanta on 9/29…

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Chris Knight’s Almost Daylight

is available for pre-order, and even though he laughed at me for asking, you will be able to purchase it on vinyl. Is this the first time one of Knight’s albums have been pressed on vinyl? Release date is 10/11…

On 10/4, Bear Family Records will release Fats Domino: I’ve Been Around - The Complete Imperial and ABC Recordings. Featuring 12 CDs, a documentary, and 240-pg book, this definitive collection also contains restored versions of songs that were intentionally sped up during their original release. Save your pennies as this one is coming in at over $200...

Justin Townes Earle will be at

the Variety Playhouse on 10/8...

Jon Latham will be at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur on

10/29. The East Nashville singer-songwriter has also been making overtures towards Macon. I think we’ve got a room or two that would suit him...

Epic filmmaker Peter Jackson plans to follow 2018’s They Shall Not Grow Old with a documentary on the making of The Beatles’ Let It Be. With over 55 hours of unseen footage to work with, expect an experience as harrowing as the Battle of Helm’s Deep…

"I'm looking with Peter Jackson at all the footage that was never used… Prior to us doing that, we're all hanging out, and it's a lot of fun, lot of humor, and not like the one that came out." -Ringo Starr

Robert Earl Keen’s all set to celebrate the holidays

with an expanded annual tour and tribute to Apollo 11. Countdown To Christmas: Lunar Tunes & Looney Times will feature Shinyribs in support on select dates-- including 12/11 at the Variety Playhouse…

Playlist For The Week Of August 6, 2019

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THE AVETT BROTHERS / High Steppin' / Republic



BRITTANY HOWARD / Stay High / ATO Records




LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL / Bad Case / Fantasy Records/Concord



BUDDY & JULIE MILLER / I'm Gonna Make You Love Me / New West Records



TYLER CHILDERS / All Your'n / RCA Records



HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER / I Need A Teacher / Merge Records



THE LUMINEERS / Gloria / Dualtone Records

A-Z, Georgia’s got it all: Allman Brothers Band, B-52s, Casting Crowns, Deerhunter, Elf Power, Future, Gram Parsons, Hampton Grease Band, Indigo Girls, James Brown, Kylesa, Little Richard, Mastodon, Neutral Milk Hotel, Otis Redding, Pylon, Qurious, R.E.M., Sharon Jones, Third Day, Usher, Vigilantes of Love, Widespread Panic, Xscape, Lil Yachty, Zac Brown Band. Lisa Love digs into the vaults for the best in vintage, checks the charts, combs the clubs and uncovers the hidden gems that make the search worthwhile. If there’s not a little something for everyone one in Georgia music , then grits ain’t groceries, eggs ain’t poultry and Mona Lisa was a man! Join Lisa every Sunday at 2 p.m. as she gives a little love to Georgia’s legends, landmarks, and unsung heroes.



JOSH RITTER / Losing Battles / Pytheas Records/Thirty Tigers



MAVIS STAPLES / Change / Anti-



DELBERT MCCLINTON + SELF-MADE MEN + DANA / If I Hock My Guitar / Hot Shot / Thirty Tigers



THE TESKEY BROTHERS / So Caught Up / Glassnote Records



SHOVELS & ROPE / C'Mon Utah! / Dualtone Records



JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE / Ain't Got No Money / New West Records



RODNEY CROWELL / Flatland Hillbillies / RC1 Records






JADE JACKSON / Bottle It Up / Anti-



JAMESTOWN REVIVAL / Crazy World (Judgement Day) / Jamestown Revival Recordings/Thirty Tigers



DYLAN LEBLANC / Renegade / ATO Records



THE REVIVALISTS / Oh No / Loma Vista Recordings/Concord Music



EILEN JEWELL / Crawl / Signature Sounds Recordings



JIM LAUDERDALE / Some Horses Run Free / Yep Roc Records



WHISKEY MYERS / Rolling Stone / Wiggy Thump/Thirty Tigers



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JUST TAP’D Funk Fest Noon 11pm The Bozwellz 5pm

JUST TAP'D Brain Blast Trivia 8pm

Thursday 8/22

A.P.'S HIDDEN HIDEAWAY Karaoke w/ Jesse Jane 8pm-midnight ROCO’S BAR (BONAIRE) Karaoke w/ The Captain 9pm

Sunday 8/18 A.P.'S HIDDEN HIDEAWAY Big Mike (Blues) 3pm Karaoke 7:30pm

Monday 8/19 Saturday 8/17 A.P.'S HIDDEN HIDEAWAY Skeeterz 8pm Never A Cover

FRIENDS ON THE HILL (WARNER ROBINS) FREE Pool 7pm-11pm Pool Tournament 11p REBOOT RETROCADE & BAR Trivia 8pm

Friday 8/16

ROCO’S BAR (BONAIRE) Sister Sandoz 9pm

Wednesday 8/21

FRIENDS ON THE HILL Karaoke w/ DJ B3 10pm JUST TAP'D Brain Blast Trivia 8pm

Friday 8/23 A.P.'S HIDDEN HIDEAWAY Karaoke with Jessie Jane 8pm-Midnight ROCO’S BAR (BONAIRE) Jables 9pm

FRIENDS ON THE HILL (WARNER ROBINS) Double Down Service Industry Night

Saturday 8/24


A.P.'S HIDDEN HIDEAWAY Blind Exit 8pm Never A Cover

THE ROOKERY Trivia 7pm

Tuesday 8/20 FRIENDS ON THE HILL (WARNER ROBINS) Trivia 8:30pm Karaoke w/ DJ B3 10pm


JUST TAP'D MACON Brain Blast Trivia 8pm ROCO’S BAR (BONAIRE) Service Industry Night


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HARGRAY CAPITOL THEATRE Great White Lion Snake 8pm $10-$12


THE ROOKERY Trivia 7pm

Tuesday 8/27 FRIENDS ON THE HILL (WARNER ROBINS) Trivia 8:30pm Karaoke w/ DJ B3 10pm





JUST TAP'D Friends Trivia 8pm

ROCO’S BAR (BONAIRE) Karaoke w/ The Captain 9pm

ROCO’S BAR (BONAIRE) Jim Jam Karaoke & Dance Party 9pm


A.P.'S HIDDEN HIDEAWAY Karaoke w/ Jessie Jane 8pm AMPERSAND GUILD POETRY & SPOKEN WORD Every 2nd Friday 7pm $5 (Free for performers)

Wednesday 8/28 FRIENDS ON THE HILL (WARNER ROBINS) Dart League 7pm

Sunday 8/25 Wednesday


A.P.'S HIDDEN HIDEAWAY Big Mike 3pm Karaoke 7:30pm


Monday 8/26 FRIENDS ON THE HILL (WARNER ROBINS) Double Down Service Industry Night

AMPERSAND GUILD OPEN MIC NIGHT Every 3rd Friday 7pm $5 (Free for performers)


A.P.’S HIDDEN HIDEAWAY Karaoke 7:30pm ROCO’S BAR (BONAIRE) Karaoke w/ The Captain 9pm


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