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The Helen Storey Foundation is a nonprofit arts organization promoting creativity and innovation. It spreads a global net to collaborate with diverse practitioners to bring together ideas and minds to create truly innovative artworks and new ways of learning.

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Need a little decor to liven your place? Head to Sautee for the fourth annual Folk Pottery Show and Sale to bring a bit of North Georgia into your living room. PAGE 6 The Arts Council and Gainesville State College are bringing back the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. Find out what movies and their creators are coming to Hall County this year. PAGE 7

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Spaghetti western it’s not, but “Lawless” offers plenty of gunslingers, action and historical inaccuracy. Plot holes aside, it should thrill those seeking blood and guts. The Associated Press PAGE 10

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Find out what’s worth the price of buttery popcorn and theater tickets as Jeff Marker looks at the coming fall movie selection. PAGE 11-13

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Fall is nearly here and it’s time to harvest the grapes. Yonah Mountain Vineyards in Sautee is holding Crush Fest where you can stomp the grapes, tour the cellars and take a wagon ride through the vineyard. PAGE 15


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Crush Fest 2012, Cleveland. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 1. Yonah Mountain Vineyards. 706-878-5522, www. yonahmountainvineyards. com. Posing for the Pooches, Gainesville. 8:30-9:30 a.m., and 10-11 a.m. Sept. 2. Charity yoga classes for the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia. Cost is a donation of any item from HSNEGA wishlist. www.humanesocietyof northeastgeorgia.org. Classes appropriate for beginners to advanced ages 8 and up. No registration needed. Bring your own mat if you have one. Flip Your Dog Yoga, 2480 Limestone Parkway, Gainesville in the Baxter’s Multisport building. 678983-7717. Lumpkin County Living History Day. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 3. Yahoola Creek Recreation Park. 5K Run, vendors, gold panning demonstrations, raffle of McDonald House painting by Laura Brown, Civil War exhibits and reenactments. Sponsored by the Lumpkin County Living History Association, Lumpkin County YMCA and Camp 1860 Sons of Confederate Veterans. Proceeds go to the restoration of the historic McDonald House. Free. Writing seminar and book signing, Gainesville. 1-3 p.m. Sept. 5. Anne B. Jones, Ph.D, author of the fictional thriller “Tides of Fear,” NASCAR autobiography “Gold Thunder” and racing memoirs “All Around the Track” presents “The Path to Publishing for Serious Writers, Tracking the Serial Killer,” Peach State Bank, 325 Washington St., Gainesville. Book signing from 10 a.m. to noon at Consign and Design, 1265 Thompson

Highlighting free activities around the region this week. Traditional Music Jam, Dahlonega. 2-5 p.m. Sept. 2. The Crimson Moon Cafe, 24 N Park St., Dahlonega. 706-8643982, www.thecrimsonmoon.com. ISI Cycling, Gainesville. 7:30 a.m. Saturdays; 7:30 a.m. Sundays, Corinth Baptist Church, Thompson Bridge Road; Thursdays 6 p.m. Dewberry Baptist Church, Clarks Bridge Road. www.isicycling.com. Story times, Hall County. Children can listen to stories, sometimes read by special guests. Various days and times at libraries in the Hall County Library System. www.hallcountylibrary.org Spout Springs Farmers Market, Flowery Branch. 4-7 p.m. Thursdays through October. Spout Springs Library parking lot. Fresh and local produce and crafts. SSLFarmersmarket@ gmail.com Artworks by Abraham Egziaber,

Bridge Road, Gainesville. Hosted by the Northeast Georgia Writers. Members, $12.50; nonmembers, $25. Preregistration is required. 770-519-7279 or HolmesLynda@bellsouth. net.

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Caleb Powers Memorial Ride, Oakwood. Sept. 8. 20$ per car or bike, $10 per rider. All proceeds help family with funeral cost. Police escorted ride starts at the Park-and-Ride off exit 17 and ends at Unicoi State Park; registration at 8:30 a.m. kickstands up at 10:30 a.m. 770-540-8452. Historic Walking Tour, Homer. 1:15 p.m. Sept. 8. Historic Courthouse, 106 Yonah Homer Road, Homer. The Banks County Historical Society and the Georgia Society Order of Confederate Rose. Begins at the Historic Courthouse in downtown Homer and

Gainesville. Through Sept. 30. Inman Perk Cafe, downtown Gainesville square. TULA exhibit, Gainesville. Through Oct. 6. Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. 770-5362575, www.quinlanartscenter.org. Lumpkin County Living History Day. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 3. Yahoola Creek Recreation Park. 5K Run, vendors, gold panning demonstrations, raffle of McDonald House painting by Laura Brown, Civil War exhibits and re-enactments. Sponsored by the Lumpkin County Living History Association, Lumpkin County YMCA and Camp 1860 Sons of Confederate Veterans. Proceeds go to the restoration of the historic McDonald House.

ends at the historic jail with refreshments. 706-6541088, www.bankscounty historicalsociety.org Lumpkin Literacy 2012 Adult Spelling Bee, Dahlonega. 7 p.m. Sept. 11. Holly Theater, 69 W.Main St., Dahlonega. Looking for three-person teams to participate. $500 registration per team or business may sponsor a team for $500. lumpkinliteracy09@yahoo. com. History forum, Helen. 5:30 p.m. Sept. 11. Authors David Greear and Chris Brooks will introduce “Images of America: Helen,” a new book that traces Helen’s history from earliest days to the present. Helen Arts and Heritage Center, 25 Chattahoochee St., Helen. 706-878-3933, www.helenarts.org. 14th annual Taste of Gainesville. 6-9 p.m. Sept. 22. Enjoy the specialties of

many local restaurants and caterers. Music from the Chattahoochee Cannibals. Proceeds from event going toward keeping the ‘96 Olympic legacy alive. Tickets are $25 in advance with children 10 and younger free. Olympic Plaza at Clark’s Bridge Park, 3105 Clark’s Bridge Road, Gainesville. 770-287-0077, www. lakelanierrowing.org. Dahlonega Women’s Club Scarecrow Stomp. 3-6 p.m. Sept. 22. Hancock Park. View and bid on scarecrows beginning Aug. 30. Scarecrow winners will be announced Sept. 22. Dahlonega Women’s Club invites businesses, organizations, families, K-12 classes, scout troops and individuals to enter a scarecrow into the contest. $20 registration fee. 706973-0611, dwscrarecrows@ yahoo.com Black Pot Cookin,’

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Got the Labor Day blues? Gainesville, Black History Society holds Blues Fest BY BRANDEE A. THOMAS

bthomas@gainesvilletimes.com When was the last time you got your fix of downhome blues? Well if it’s been longer than you’d like, the Gainesville-Hall County Black History Society will be serving up a hyper-local taste on Labor Day with its Blues Festival. From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, the Fair Street Neighborhood Center at 715 Fair St. in Gainesville, will be rocking with the tunes of the homegrown band, Been There Done That. “Last year was our first festival and it was focused on jazz,” said Barbara Brooks, vice chairwoman of the historical society. “Unfortunately, we don’t have a lot of jazz bands in this area. We wanted to celebrate what we have — that’s our emphasis — not what another community has to offer. “Been There Done That is from right here in (Gainesville), so we decided

to make it a blues festival.” The festival is cosponsored by the Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department. Admission is $10 per person and can be paid at the door. Even though the weather has been a bit questionable the last few days, don’t expect it to rain on the society’s parade. The festival will be held inside the center, so there’s no need to let a few clouds keep you away. Although there is an admission fee, this isn’t a fundraiser. And while there will be music, this isn’t just another party. “If we wanted this to be a fundraiser, the tickets would cost more than $10. That just helps to cover the costs,” Brooks said. “Our goal is to bring recognition to the positive contributions that AfricanAmericans have made to society.” Although it’s highlighting black history, the event is meant to be all inclusive. “We want to celebrate the contributions that

family calendar This week

“Kids Bowl Free” summer program, Gainesville. Through Aug. 31. National program gives two free games of bowling every day of the summer, seven days a week during selected time to kids younger than 15. Gainesville Bowling Center, 2317 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville. 770-536-5563, www.kidsbowlfree. com. Dragon Craft Week, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 3-7. Make your own dragon mask and dragon

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African-Americans have made to music. In a lot of (communities), AfricanAmericans are the only ones celebrating, but we want the total community to know that we’re here for everybody. “We have music that

puppet in honor of the Dragon Races Sept. 8 on Lake Lanier. $1 with paid admission to museum, members free. Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St., Gainesville. 770-536-1900, inkfun.org. Home School Day, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 4. All homeschoolers get in for 1/2 price admission. Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St., Gainesville. 770-536-1900, inkfun. org.

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Snake Day, Gainesville. 10 a.m.

appeals to everyone. We’re inviting everyone one out, so they can decide for themselves if they identify with any part of this narrative. “That’s what blues is — a narrative. It tells a story.”

to 4 p.m. Sept. 8. Live native and exotic snakes and reptiles, children’s crafts and activities. $5 adults and children ages 2-12, under age 2 and members free. Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. 770-535-1976, www. elachee.org. Family Day, Gold Rush: The North Georgia ‘29ers, Gainesville. 1-4 p.m. Sept. 9. Pan for gold, examine miners’ tools and camp, re-create miners’ items. Free. Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St., NE, Gainesville, 770-297-5900, www.negahc.org, jcarson@brenau.edu.

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The Chimneys, Dahlonega. 8 p.m. Aug. 30. $5. The Crimson Moon Cafe, 24 N. Park St., Dahlonega. 706864-3982, www.thecrimsonmoon.com. Foreigner with Night Ranger. Aug. 31. www. deltaclassicchastain.com. Carl Dylan with Adam Kersh and Kristen Weller, Dahlonega. 8 p.m. Sept. 1. $12. The Crimson Moon Cafe, 24 N. Park St., Dahlonega. 706-864-3982, www. thecrimsonmoon.com. Mountain Music Medicine Show, Dahlonega. Sept. 1. The Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega. Special guests Clyde Gaddis & Doyle Butler, Cornbread Ted & The Butterbeans, Jim Wood & Friends, Sawnee Creek. $15. 706-8643759 Traditional Music Jam, Dahlonega. 2-5 p.m. Sept. 2. Free. The Crimson Moon Cafe, 24 Lara Polangco & Friends, Dahlonega. 8 p.m. Aug. N. Park St., Dahlonega. 31. Free. The Crimson 706-864-3982, www. Moon Cafe, 24 N. Park St., thecrimsonmoon.com. Blues Jam Session with Dahlonega. 706-864-3982, www.thecrimsonmoon. Jason Childs, Dahlonega. com. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 2. The Crimson Moon Cafe, 24 N. Park St., Dahlonega. 706-864-3982, www. thecrimsonmoon.com.

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Train with special guest. Sept. 7. www. deltaclassicchastain.com. Atlanta Pops Orchestra, Sautee. 7 p.m. Sept. 7. SNCA Historic Gymnasium. snca.org. Charlie Wilson. Sept. 8. www.deltaclassicchastain. com. Emily White Band with special guest Truett Lollis, Dahlonega. 8 p.m. Sept. 8, $10/$15. The Crimson Moon Cafe, 24 N. Park St., Dahlonega. 706-8643982, www.thecrimsonmoon.com.


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Basic watercolor class, Gainesville. 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 31. Gainesville Watercolor Society, 895 Main St., Gainesville. Registration required. 786208-4320. Pottery On and Off the Wheel, Helen. 1-4 p.m. Aug. 30. Learn how to create hand-built pieces using pinch, coil and slab construction techniques and/or thrown pieces on the potter’s wheel in four sessions. Instructed by Hilton Hill. $100 plus $25 materials fee. Helen Arts & Heritage Council, 25 Chattahoochee St., Helen. 706-878-3933, www. helenarts.org. Artworks by Abraham Egziaber, Gainesville. Through Sept. 30. Inman Perk Cafe, downtown Gainesville square.

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Mary Ann Klimek Pottery Classes, Gainesville. 7-9 p.m. Thursdays Sept. 6Oct. 25. Quinlan members $130, nonmembers $150. Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. 770-536-2575, www.quinlanartscenter.org. Mountain Music and Arts & Craft Festival, Blairsville. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 8. Appalachian, bluegrass and gospel music. Art and craft booths and food concessions provided by Vogel Volunteers. Vogel State Park. $2-$5 plus $5 parking. 706-745-2628. Harvest Festival, Clarkesville. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 8, John Kollock’s watercolor print release, “Pickin’ on the Porch,” Nathaniel Samsel’s dulcimer and banjo music, Sarah Samsel’s pressed-flower art and cornhusk dolls, Kathleen Kollock’s watercolors. The Saturday Shop, 450 Bybrook Trail, Clarkesville.

saturdayshop@yahoo.com, 706-754-9200. Exhibit: Palmetto Hands Fine Crafts, Gainesville. Simmons Visual Arts Center, Sellars Gallery, Brenau University, Gainesville. 770-534-6263, www.brenau.edu. Free. Lenn Redman: A History of the Caricaturist, Gainesville. Sept. 10-Oct. 28. Simmons Visual Arts Center, Presidents Gallery and John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts Castelli Gallery, Brenau University, Gainesville. Through Oct. 28. 770-534-6263, www. brenau.edu. Through Oct. 28. Free. Jewelry making class, Helen. 10 a.m. to noon. Sept. 10. HAHC’s Paula Ash will teach the art of making rings with wire and stones. Learn some fast and easy techniques to produce lovely results. Will make a practice ring with sterling silver and semiprecious stones. Cost is $25 plus $10 for materials. Helen Arts & Heritage Council, 25 Chattahoochee St., Helen. 706-878-3933, www.helenarts.org. The Arts In Schools Benefit Festival, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sept. 15. Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St., Gainesville. Free. Fundraiser for school arts programs. Scarecrow competition, carnival games, food, arts & crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities. The Arts Council, 770-5342787, www.theartscouncil. net.

9th annual Art In The Square, Gainesville. Sept. 15-16. Downtown Gainesville square. www. gainesville.org. 2012 HAHC Juried Competion, Helen. Opening reception Sept. 20. Helen. Helen Arts & Heritage Council, 25 Chattahoochee St., Helen. Free. 706-8783933, www.helenarts.org. 28th annual North Georgia Folk Festival, Athens. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 6. Sandy Creek Park. Live folk and Americana music performed by local and regional musicians, as well as unique arts and crafts, workshops and activities. $2 park admission. Sandy Creek Park Festival admission $12 for adults, $7 for students and free for all children younger than 12. athensfolk.org.

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Christopher Sherry Open Studio workshop, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 13. Quinlan members $100, nonmembers $120. Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. 770-536-2575, www.quinlanartscenter.org.

go o the arts Face it, you want to go Folk pottery sale opens Saturday From staff reports The fourth annual Folk Pottery Show and Sale is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia and Sautee Nacoochee Center. “We bring new elements to our event every year,” notes Museum Director Chris Brooks, “and in 2012 we will feature not only the folk potters whose work is featured in the Museum permanent collection, we will have many additional potters from northeast Georgia, some who follow the traditional ways and others trained in art and studio pottery.” Each year, the event highlights a particular folk potter family that characterizes the heritage of this craft. “We will celebrate the Hewell family this year, and offer demonstrations and special exhibits in our Museum to share

Folk Pottery Show/Sale When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1 Where: Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia and Sautee Nacoochee Center Cost: $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children More info: snca.org

the Hewell legacy with our visitors,” Brooks said. Hewell potters have produced wares in the Gillsville area near Gainesville for more than 150 years, spanning seven generations. The Folk Pottery Museum is part of the Sautee Nacoochee Center, which will open all buildings and ground Saturday for music and refreshments while visitors can explore the museum of local history of the Sautee and Nacoochee Valleys. The Center Gallery will feature a “Magnificent Mud Pottery” exhibit including pottery, ceramics and sculpture from Northeast Georgia artists. The Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia is located at 283 Ga. 255, a quarter-mile north of the intersection with Ga. 17, four miles southeast of Helen. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Regular admission is $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children.


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Movie tour returns to Hall Sketch group takes stage Independent film series schedule set From staff reports Cinema buffs can mark their calendars for the coming months as the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is set. The Arts Council, Gainesville State College and South Arts sponsor the series that will bring six award-winning independent films and their filmmakers to Gainesville. Each film will include a reception and Meet the Filmmaker question and answer session afterward. Series tickets are $38 per person for the six films. Individual film tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors ages 65 and older. The series opens Sept. 20 with “Moving Parts,” winner of the Sloan Feature Film Prize. Annie J. Howell and Lisa Robinson co-direct the comic coming-of-parenthood tale for the Internet age. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. prior to the screening at the Arts Council Smithgall

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“Sweet Charity,” Lawrenceville. Through Sept. 2. 8 p.m. Wednesdays–Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets $25–$35. Aurora Theatre, 128 E. Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222, www. auroratheatre.com

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Singing auditions for the musical “Narnia,” Flowery Branch. 7-9 p.m. Sept. 10 Ages 6-86 needed. Bring CD, mp3, iPod or sheet music. Mostly teens and

Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers When: Begins Sept. 20 Where: Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St., Gainesville How much: $38 for six-film series, $7 adults, $5 students and seniors per film More info: www. theartscouncil.net, 770534-2787

Arts Center. Tickets, including dinner, are $15 adults, $13 for student and seniors. Other films in the series include “Otis Under Sky,” Oct. 18 at Gainesville State College, Martha Nesbitt Academic Building; “Smokin’ Fish,” Nov. 8, at Gainesville State; “girl model,” Feb. 14 at Gainesville State; “Free China,” March 28 at the Smithgall Arts Center; and “Strong!” April 18 at the Smithgall Arts Center. Trailers for each film in the series may be viewed at the Arts Council website, www. theartscouncil.net. Tickets may be ordered online or by calling 770-534-2787.

adults needed for this show, with few children. Fifth Row Center’s studio, 5509 Main St., Flowery Branch. fifthrowcenter. com, info@fifthrowcenter. com. Acting auditions for “Narnia,” Flowery Branch.

7-9 p.m. Sept. 11. Ages 6-18; 7-9 p.m. Sept. 12. Ages 18-senior citizens. Cold readings from the script. Fifth Row Center’s studio, 5509 Main St., Flowery Branch. fifthrowcenter.com, info@ fifthrowcenter.com.

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The Second City comedy troupe visits Dahlonega From staff reports

Chicago’s popular sketch-comedy theatre show, “The Second City: Laughing Matters” will appear at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega. The revue features some of the top sketches, songs, and improvisations from The Second City’s 52-year history. “The Second City: Laughing Matters” examines society and brings out the humor of everyday life. Anything that graces the screen of a television, the cover of a magazine or the speakers of a radio is fair game to the cast members. Founded by Paul Sills, Howard Alk and Bernie Sahlins, The Second City opened

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When: 8 p.m. Sept. 6 Where: North Georgia College & State University, Dahlonega Tickets: $20 More info: 706-864-1423, NgcsuPerformingArts.org

in Chicago in December 1959. Well known for its cutting-edge satire, The Second City has also been the starting ground for many up-and-coming comedians, including Joan Rivers, Dan Aykroyd, Mike Myers, Martin Short, John Candy and Bill Murray. It maintains resident stages in Chicago and Toronto, and touring ensembles entertain more than 1 million guests each year. The show will be held in the Shott Auditorium. Tickets are $20 ($10 with valid North Georgia ID) and can be purchased at NgcsuPerformingArts.org or 706-8641423.


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“Kids Bowl Free” summer program, Gainesville. Through Aug. 31. National program gives two free

Foreigner with Night Ranger. Aug. 31. www. deltaclassicchastain. com.

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Crush Fest, Yonah Mountain Vineyards’ third annual harvest celebration, is a oneday festival to be held rain or shine from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at the

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“Lawless” is based on a novel by Matt Bondurant called “The Wettest County in the World,” which draws heavily on his own family’s real history as moonshiners and bootleggers. Bondurant spoke after a recent screening of the movie, and it was surprising to hear how many of the basic facts of the movie are true. Too bad the movie didn’t follow the novel.

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Blues Jam Session with Jason Childs, Dahlonega. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 2. The Crimson Moon Cafe, 24 N Park St., Dahlonega. 706-864-3982, www. thecrimsonmoon.com.

Carl Dylan with Adam Kersh and Kristen Weller, Dahlonega. 8 p.m. Sept. 1. $12. The Crimson Moon Cafe, 24 N. Park St., Dahlonega. 706-864-3982, www. thecrimsonmoon.com.

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Dragon Craft Week, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 3-7. Make your own dragon mask and dragon puppet in honor of the Dragon Races Sept. 8 on Lake Lanier. $1 with paid admission to museum, members free. Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St., Gainesville. 770-536-1900, inkfun.org.

Action Ministries Action Dash 5K, Gainesville. 8 a.m. Sept. 3. Gainesville State College. Pre-registration is $25 for 5K and $15 for the 1-mile fun run. 770-531-0144 ext. 3, www.actiondash.org.

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Enjoy the music of local blues musicians as the city of Gainesville and the Black History Society celebrate the Labor Day holiday. From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, the Fair Street Neighborhood Center at 715 Fair St. in Gainesville will be rocking with the tunes of the homegrown band, Been There Done That.

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Mountain Music Medicine Show, Dahlonega. Sept. 1. The Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega. Special guests Clyde Gaddis & Doyle Butler, Cornbread Ted & The Butterbeans, Jim Wood & Friends, Sawnee Creek. $15. 706-8643759

“Sweet Charity,” Lawrenceville. Through Sept. 2. 8 p.m. Wednesdays–Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets $25–$35. Aurora Theatre, 128 E. Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222, www. auroratheatre.com

The 11th annual John Jarrard Foundation Concert, Gainesville. Sept. 14-15. Downtown Gainesville square and Brenau University. Featuring singer/songwriters Walt Aldridge, Tony Arata, Steve Bogard, Fred Knobloch and Phillip White for the annual show honoring Gainesville native and songwriter John Jarrard. Tickets are $30. 770-710-9191, www. johnjarrardfoundation.com.

14th annual Taste of Gainesville. 6-9 p.m. Sept. 22. Enjoy the specialties of many local restaurants and caterers. Music from the Chattahoochee Cannibals. Proceeds from event going toward keeping the ‘96 Olympic legacy alive. Tickets are $25 in advance with children 10 and younger free. Olympic Plaza at Clark’s Bridge Park, 3105 Clark’s Bridge Road, Gainesville. 770-2870077, www.lakelanierrowing.org.

“Bye, Bye Birdie!,” Clarkesville. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20-23, 27-30. Habersham Community Theater, 1370 Washington St., Clarkesville. 706-839-1315, www.habershamtheater.org.

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Writing seminar, Gainesville. 1-3 p.m. Sept. 5. Anne B. Jones, Ph.D, author of the fictional thriller “Tides of Fear,” NASCAR autobiography “Gold Thunder” and racing memoirs “All Around the Track” presents “The Path to Publishing for Serious Writers, Tracking the Serial Killer,” Peach State Bank, 325 Washington St., Gainesville. Hosted by the Northeast Georgia Writers. Members, $12.50; nonmembers, $25. Preregistration is required. 770-519-7279 or HolmesLynda@bellsouth.net.

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own mat if you have one. Flip Your Dog Yoga, 2480 Limestone Parkway, Gainesville in the Baxter’s Multisport building. 678983-7717.

The fourth annual Folk Pottery Show and Sale is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia and Sautee Nacoochee Center. Each year, the event highlights a particular folk potter family that characterizes the heritage of this craft.

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Artworks by Abraham Egziaber, Gainesville. Through Sept. 30. Inman Perk Cafe, downtown Gainesville square.

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Friday Sketch Club, Gainesville. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Fridays. Bring supplies. Quinlan Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. $5 per session. 770-536-2575, www.quinlanartscenter.org.

games of bowling every day of the summer, seven days a week during selected time to kids younger than 15. Gainesville Bowling Center, 2317 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville. 770-536-5563, www. kidsbowlfree.com.


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Violent tale of moonshiners runs dry JEFF MARKER jmarker@gsc.edu

Film Review “Lawless” offers gunfights, drama, some comedy, and strong performances. That should be the makings of something great, but these elements do not mesh. Instead, they produce an uneven, disappointing movie. Shot entirely in Georgia (mostly in Coweta County), this is a movie with an identity crisis. It’s set in Franklin County, Va., during Prohibition and focuses on the Bondurant brothers, who are the most successful, fiercest moonshiners (there’s a running joke that the Bondurants can’t be killed) in a county where so much liquor was being produced illegally it earned the nickname “the wettest county in the world.” Forrest Bondurant (Tom Hardy) is the brains of the operation, Howard (Jason Clarke) is the enforcer, and young Jack (Shia LaBeouf) is timid but wants desperately to prove himself. A series of things shake up the Bondurants’ world. Jack falls in love with the daughter (Mia Wasikowska) of a Quaker preacher who naturally disapproves of Jack. A stunning former showgirl named Maggie Beauford (Jessica Chastain) shows up suddenly and applies for a job running the diner that the Bondurants use as a front. Maggie immediately begins to penetrate Forrest’s impassive, tough façade. But the real trouble comes when the local authorities bring in a psychotic crooked cop from Chicago, Charlie Rakes (Guy Pearce), to extort money from all the local moonshiners.

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Shia LaBeouf, left, looks at Mia Wasikowska in a scene from “Lawless.”

‘Lawless’ Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Guy Pearce Rating: R, for strong bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity Runtime: 1 hour, 55 minutes Bottom line: For action fans only

Most of the moonshiners fall into line, wanting to avoid trouble, but the Bondurants will not be moved. They refuse and are soon locked in a bloody war with Rakes that grows increasingly ugly and threatens to harm the people the Bondurants care for the most. “Lawless” is based on a novel by Matt Bondurant called “The Wettest County in the World,” which draws heavily on his own family’s real history as moonshiners and bootleggers. Bondurant spoke after a recent screening of the movie, and it was surprising to hear how many of the basic facts of the movie are true. For instance, Forrest Bondurant really was shot and stabbed numerous times, surviving every attack. The locals genuinely feared the brothers.

From left, Jason Clarke, Tom Hardy and Shia LaBeouf in a scene from “Lawless.”

And there really was a sheriff who openly tried to kill the Bondurants. However, much was obviously lost in the adaptation from novel to screen (the screenplay was written by Nick Cave), because the movie’s biggest flaw is that it doesn’t seem as authentic as a period movie ought to be. The Bondurant boys get away with beating local policemen to a pulp. Pearce’s portrayal of Charlie Rakes as an unapologetic pervert and sadist with no eyebrows makes Rakes a caricature. Jack witnesses a mob killing right on the main, dirt street of

their little town. Infamous kingpin Floyd Banner (Gary Oldman) chases down a couple of rivals and just happens to gun them down — himself — in the middle of tiny Franklin County? Just as unbelievable is the idea that Maggie would suddenly move all the way from Chicago to a notorious moonshining area hoping to settle into a quiet life. Nor does it make sense that she’d stick around after she discovers how the Bondurants really earn a living. Beyond those flaws, the violence pushes the whole affair all the way over the top. I suppose they played up the

blood and guts to draw young action fans to a period movie, or perhaps it’s a mark of Cave’s macabre sensibilities, but it’s all simply too much. Those young action fans may leave satisfied, but I doubt many other people will. “Lawless” had great source material and a great cast. The finished product, however, bears all the signs of a missed opportunity. Jeff Marker teaches film and literature at Gainesville State College. His reviews appear weekly in Get Out and on gainesvilletimes.com/getout.


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Hollywood goes big with fall films Drama

The Master JEFF MARKER jmarker@gsc.edu

Film Review

I introduced my summer preview by saying Hollywood is counting on 2012 to be the year that audiences return to theaters in greater numbers. The movies are big in scope, feature amazing talent, and are based on reliable characters and properties. The fall is no different. On paper, this looks like one of the strongest single seasons American cinema has produced in years. We’ll see if the movies justify the hype. Here’s a look at each genre, films and release dates, the setup for each and why we care: Jeff Marker teaches film and literature at Gainesville State College. His reviews appear weekly in Get Out and on gainesvilletimes. com/getout.

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Sept. 14 After returning from the Second World War, having witnessed many horrors, a charismatic intellectual creates a faith-based organization in an attempt to provide meaning to his life. He becomes known as “The Master.” His right-hand man, a former drifter, begins to question both the belief system and The Master as the organization grows and gains a fervent following. Paul Thomas Anderson is one of the few working directors who consistently produce art, and from the looks of the cast and trailer, this has the potential to be his best work.

Trouble With the Curve

Sept. 21 Gus Lobel (Clint Eastwood) has been one of the best scouts in baseball for decades, but, despite his efforts to hide it, age is starting to catch up with him. Nevertheless, Gus refuses to be benched for what may be the final innings of his career. He may not have a choice. The front office of the Atlanta Braves is starting to question his judgment, especially with the country’s hottest batting phenom on deck for the draft. The one person who might be able to help is also the one person Gus would never ask: his daughter, Mickey (Amy Adams), an associate at a high-powered Atlanta law firm whose drive Warner Bros. and ambition has put her on the fast track to becoming partner. Against her better judgment, and over Gus’s objections, Mickey joins him on his latest scouting trip to North Carolina, jeopardizing her own career to save his. Forced to spend time together for the first time in years, each makes new discoveries, revealing long-held truths about their past and present that could change their future. Shot in several north Georgia locations, and it looks like a winner.

Won’t Back Down

Sept. 28 Inspired by true events, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis portray determined mothers who will stop at nothing to transform their children’s failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy and a system mired in traditional thinking, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children. I rarely get excited about “feel-good” movies, but I expect Gyllenhaal, Davis, Holly Hunter, Oscar Isaac, Rosie Perez, and Marianne Jean-Baptiste to inspire big laughs and tears.

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Late October Kate (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Charlie (Aaron Paul) are a young married couple whose bond is built on a mutual love of music, laughter and drinking — especially drinking. When Kate’s drinking leads her to dangerous places and her job as a school teacher is put into jeopardy, she decides to join AA and get sober. But sobriety isn’t as easy as Kate had anticipated. Her new lifestyle brings to the surface a troubling relationship with her mother, facing the lies she’s told her employer, and calls into question her relationship with Charlie. Director and co-writer James Ponsoldt hails from Athens and just shot another feature in his hometown. This looks like a strong drama that will catapult Winstead to the next level, especially since she’s supported by Megan Mullally, Mary Kay Place and Octavia Spencer.

Lincoln

Nov. 9 The 16th president of the United States guides the North to victory during the Civil War. Steven Spielberg directs Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln, supported by one of the strongest casts we’ve seen in a while.

Les Miserables

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Dec. 14 Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, “Les Misérables” tells a story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption — a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. You probably know the rest. “The King’s Speech” director Tom Hooper helms, and Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen star. It’s one of the most successful stage musicals of all time, and with this cast I expect the movie to be hugely successful, too.

December In June 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Bill Murray) and his wife Eleanor (Olivia Williams) host the King and Queen of England (Samuel West and Olivia Colman) for a weekend at the Roosevelt home at Hyde Park on Hudson, in upstate New York — the first-ever visit of a reigning English monarch to America. With Britain facing imminent war with Germany, the Royals are desperately looking to FDR for support. But international affairs must be juggled with the complexities of FDR’s domestic establishment, as wife, mother and mistresses all conspire to make the royal weekend an unforgettable one. Seen through the eyes of Daisy (Laura Linney), Franklin’s neighbor and intimate, the weekend will produce not only a special relationship between two great nations, but, for Daisy a deeper understanding of the mysteries of love and friendship. Murray excels in this type of role, and it will be fun to see him play opposite Linney.


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Family outings

Wreck-It-Ralph

Nov. 2 Video game character “Wreck-It Ralph” longs to be as beloved as his game’s perfect Good Guy, Fix-It Felix, but nobody loves a Bad Guy. But they do Disney love heroes ... so when a modern, first-person shooter game arrives featuring tough-as-nails Sgt. Calhoun, Ralph sees it as his ticket to heroism and happiness. He sneaks into the game with a simple plan — win a medal — but soon wrecks everything, and accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens every game in the arcade. Ralph’s only hope? Vanellope von Schweetz, a young troublemaking “glitch” from a candy-coated cart racing game who might just be the one to teach Ralph what it means to be a Good Guy. But will he realize he is good enough to become a hero before it’s “Game Over” for the entire arcade? Retro video game references abound, and this looks like a very clever concept.

Comedy

Silver Linings Playbook

Nov. 23 After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano (Bradley Coooper) moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his exwife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a mysterious girl with problems of her own. David O’Russell (“The Fighter”) directs a promising, quirky romantic comedy/drama.

This Is 40

Dec. 21 Writer/director/producer Judd Apatow (“The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Funny People”) offers an original comedy that expands upon the story of Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) from “Knocked Up” as we see first-hand how they are dealing with their current state of life. Hopefully Apatow’s latest will be heavier on middle age insight than vulgar gags.

Action

Looper

Sept. 28 In “Looper,” time travel exists but it’s illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they send their target 30 years into the past, where a “looper” — a hired gun, like Joe (Joseph Sony Pictures Entertainment Gordon-Levitt) — is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good, until the day the mob decides to “close the loop,” sending back Joe’s future self (Bruce Willis) for assassination. Writer/director Rian Johnson (“Brick,” “The Brothers Bloom”) brings his unique style to a sci-fi actioner. Gordon-Levitt and Willis are supported by Emily Blunt, Paul Dano and Jeff Daniels.

Nov. 21 Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and Jack Frost must join forces to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children everywhere when an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world. Another clever concept, and Dreamworks Animation has steadily improved in quality.

The Hobbit

Dec. 14 Surely you know the story of the “The Hobbit.” This movie is part one of three, all of which spring from J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic, epic novel. There’s nothing about this that doesn’t make me excited. Warner Bros.

Taken 2

Oct. 5 Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, the retired CIA agent who stopped at nothing to save his daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) from kidnappers. When the father of one of the villains Bryan killed swears revenge and takes Bryan and his wife hostage in Istanbul, Bryan enlists Kim to help them escape. Bryan then employs his unique tactics to get his family to safety and systematically take out the kidnappers, one by one. Let’s hope this sequel is as riveting as the original. Grace gets to do more of the action this time.


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Oct. 12 Writer/director Martin McDonagh’s dark comedy follows a struggling screenwriter (Colin Farrell) who becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his friends (Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell) kidnap a gangster’s (Woody Harrelson) Shih Tzu. McDonagh’s “In Bruges” was one of the best movies of the decade. I expect more of his brilliant wit and hilarious storytelling from this one.

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Skyfall

Nov. 9 Daniel Craig is back as Ian Fleming’s James Bond. Bond’s loyalty to M (Judi Dench) is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. With Sam Mendes at the helm and Craig supported by Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Albert Finney, the anticipation is high.

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Sinister

Oct. 5 Ethan Hawke plays a true crime novelist who discovers a box of mysterious, disturbing home movies that plunge his family into a nightmarish experience of supernatural horror. They’re playing around with standard horror film tropes, but the trailer is horrifying.

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II Nov. 16 The sparkly conclusion. Please, Lord, let it end.

2016: Obama’s America (PG) Thu. 4:00-7:00-9:30 Fri.-Sun. 1:30-1:45-4:004:30-7:00-7:00-9:30-9:45 The Bourne Legacy (PG-13) Thu. 4:00-7:00-9:30 Fri.Sun. 1:00-4:00-7:00-9:30 Brave (PG) Fri.-Sun. 1:157:00 The Campaign (R) Thu. 5:00-7:00-10:00 Fri.-Sun. 1:00-3:00-5:00-7:3010:00 The Dark Knight Rises (PG13) Thu.-Sun. 9:00 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (PG) Thu. 4:15-7:159:30 Fri.-Sun. 1:30-4:157:15 The Expendables 2 (R) Thu. 4:15-7:00-10:00 Fri.-Sun. 1:45-4:15-7:30-10:00 Hit & Run (R) Thu. 4:307:15-9:45 Fri.-Sun. 2:004:30-7:15-9:45 Hope Springs (PG-13) Thu. 4:00-7:00-9:30 Fri.-Sun. 1:15-4:00-6:45-9:15 Lawless (R) Thu. 4:157:15-9:45 Fri.-Sun. 1:154:15-7:15-9:45 Marvel’s the Avengers (PG13) Fri.-Sun. 4:00-9:15 The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG) Thu. 4:30-7:159:45 Fri.-Sun. 1:30-4:307:15-9:45 The Oogieloves in the Big

Balloon Adventure (G) Thu. 4:30-6:45 Fri.-Sun. 1:454:30-6:45 ParaNorman (PG) Thu. 5:3010:00 Fri.-Sun. 1:00-5:3010:00 ParaNorman 3D (PG) Thu. 7:45 Fri.-Sun. 3:15-7:45 The Possession (PG-13) Fri.Sun. 1:00-3:15-5:30-7:4510:00 Premium Rush (PG-13) Thu. 4:15-7:15-9:30 Fri.-Sun. 1:15-4:15-7:15-9:30 Sparkle (PG-13) Thu. 4:007:00-9:45 Thunderstruck (PG) Thu. 4:457:30-9:45 Fri.-Sun. 9:30 Total Recall (PG-13) Thu. 4:007:15-9:45

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2016: Obama’s America (PG) Thu. 12:15-2:30-4:45-7:009:15 Fri.-Sun. 12:15-2:304:45-7:00-9:15-11:30 The Apparition (PG-13) Thu. 12:50-2:55-5:10-7:45-9:55 Fri.-Sun. 12:50-2:55-5:107:45-9:55-12:05 The Bourne Legacy (PG-13) Thu. 12:10-3:05-6:15-8:209:15 Fri.-Sun. 12:10-3:056:15-8:20-9:15-11:25 Brave (PG) Thu. 12:05-2:257:40 Fri.-Sun. 12:05-2:304:55 The Campaign (R) Thu. 1:10-3:20-5:35-8:00-10:10 Fri.-Sun. 1:10-3:20-5:357:50-10:00-12:10 Celeste and Jesse Forever (R) Fri.-Sun. 12:35-2:505:05-7:20-9:35-11:50 The Dark Knight Rises (PG13) Thu. 1:15-4:40-8:15 Fri.-Sun. 12:00-3:25-7:1510:40 The Dark Knight Rises: The IMAX Experience (PG-13) Thu.-Sun. 12:20-3:40-7:0010:20

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (PG) Thu.-Sun. 12:403:10-5:30-7:55-10:15 The Expendables 2 (R) Thu. 12:25-1:40-2:50-4:10-5:156:40-7:45-9:10 Fri.-Sun. 1:40-4:10-6:40-7:45-9:1010:25-11:40 Hit & Run (R) Thu. 12:302:50-5:10-7:30-9:50 Fri.Sun. 12:30-2:50-5:10-7:309:50-12:10 Hope Springs (PG-13) Thu. 12:25-2:45-5:05-7:25-9:45 Fri.-Sun. 12:25-2:45-5:057:25-9:45-12:05 Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG) Thu.-Sun. 12:05-2:204:35 Lawless (R) Thu.-Sun. 12:00-2:35-5:10-7:4510:20 Marvel’s the Avengers (PG13) Fri.-Sun. 7:20-10:25 Nitro Circus: The Movie 3D (PG-13) Thu. 5:00-10:00 The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG) Thu.-Sun. 12:202:45-5:25-7:50-10:15 The Oogieloves in the Big

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Balloon Adventure (G) Thu.Sun. 12:00-2:05-4:10-6:15 ParaNorman (PG) Thu. 2:35-7:10 Fri.-Sun. 2:357:10-11:45 ParaNorman 3D (PG) Thu.Sun. 12:10-4:55-9:30 The Possession (PG-13) Fri.-Sun. 12:45-3:05-5:207:35-9:50-12:05 Premium Rush (PG-13) Thu. 12:45-3:05-5:20-7:35-9:50 Fri.-Sun. 12:45-3:05-5:207:35-9:50-12:05 Sparkle (PG-13) Thu. 12:00-1:00-2:40-3:555:20-6:40-8:00-9:25 Fri.-Sun. 1:00-3:55-6:409:25-12:05 Thunderstruck (PG) Thu. 12:00-2:20-4:40-7:05-9:30 Fri.-Sun. 12:00-2:20-4:40 Total Recall (PG-13) Thu. 6:50-9:30 Fri.-Sun. 6:509:30-12:10

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2016: Obama’s America (PG) Thu.-Sun. (12:40-3:005:20) 7:40-10:00 The Bourne Legacy (PG-13) Thu.-Sun. (12:15-3:30) 6:45-10:05 Brave (PG) Fri.-Sun. (12:302:55-5:20) The Campaign (R) Thu. (12:30-2:55-5:20) 7:4510:10 Fri.-Sun. 7:35-10:10 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (PG) Thu. (12:15-2:405:10) 7:45 Fri.-Sun. (12:152:40-5:10) The Expendables 2 (R) Thu.Sun. (1:00-3:45) 7:25-10:10 Fatboy Slim Live - From the Big Beach Boutique (Not Rated) Fri. 12:01 Hit & Run (R) Thu.-Sun. 9:00 Hope Springs (PG-13) Thu. (12:45-3:25) 6:30-9:10 Fri.-Sun. (12:00-2:30-5:00) 7:30-10:00 Lawless (R) Thu.-Sun. (1:00-4:00) 7:20-10:10 Marvel’s the Avengers (PG13) Fri.-Sun. 7:45 The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG) Thu.-Sun. (12:00-2:40-5:20) 8:00 The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (G) Thu.Sun. (12:00-2:15-4:30) 6:45 ParaNorman (PG) Thu. (2:45-

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Shia LaBeouf, right, in a scene from “Lawless.” (See Review, page 10.) 5:20) 7:55 Fri.-Sun. (12:102:45-5:20) 7:55 ParaNorman 3D (PG) Thu. (12:10) The Possession (PG-13) Fri.-Sun. (12:25-2:50-5:15) 7:40-10:05 Premium Rush (PG-13) Thu.Sun. (12:35-3:00-5:25) 7:50-10:15 Thunderstruck (PG) Thu. (12:10-2:35-5:00) 7:25-9:50

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The Bourne Legacy (PG-13) Thu. 4:45-7:55 The Campaign (R) Thu. 4:006:00-8:00 The Expendables 2 (R) Thu. 3:35-5:55-8:15 Hit & Run (R) Thu. 3:005:30-8:00 The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG) Thu. 4:25-7:30 ParaNorman (PG) Thu. 4:507:05

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2016: Obama’s America (PG) Thu. 5:10-7:30-9:50 Fri.-Sun. 12:30-2:50-5:10-7:30-9:50 The Bourne Legacy (PG-13) Thu. 4:00-7:00-9:05 Fri.-Sun. 1:004:00-7:00-9:05 The Campaign (R) Thu.-Sun. 9:55 The Expendables 2 (R) Thu. 4:15-7:05-9:35 Fri.-Sun. 1:154:15-7:05-9:35 Hit & Run (R) Thu. 4:00-7:009:30 Fri.-Sun. 1:15-4:00-7:009:30 Hope Springs (PG-13) Thu. 4:50-7:20-9:40 Fri.-Sun. 7:30-9:45 Lawless (R) Thu. 4:05-7:059:35 Fri.-Sun. 1:05-4:05-7:059:35 The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG) Thu. 4:00-7:00-9:30 Fri.Sun. 1:00-4:00-7:00-9:30 The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (G) Thu. 4:45-7:00 Fri.-Sun. 12:35-

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LOS ANGELES — “The Expendables 2” remained the No. 1 weekend movie. The top 5 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood. com are: 1. “The Expendables 2,” Lionsgate, $13,423,579,

$52,237,523, two weeks. 2. “The Bourne Legacy,” Universal, $9,336,005, $85,522,220, three weeks. 3. “ParaNorman,” Focus, $8,639,288, $28,261,577, two weeks. 4. “The Campaign,” Warner Bros., $7,472,397, $64,575,569, three weeks. 5. “The Dark Knight Rises,” Warner Bros., $7,222,317, $422,255,218, six weeks. Associated Press


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The Atlanta Falcons’ drum line will perform during the festival hourly. Horse-drawn wagon tours of the vineyard, visits to the winery and wine tasting will also take place throughout the day. And for the kids, the ever-popular bounce house will be provided. Area eateries will sell foods paired with Yonah Mountain Vineyards’ wines. And no festival would be complete without a little music. This year, Shoal Creek Blue Grass Band, The Brandy Brothers, and Mercury Orkestar will provide live music all day. More than 40 artists and vendors will sell locally

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made products, winerelated merchandise and, for those who are especially brave, helicopter rides over the vineyard. Admission to Crush Fest is $20 for wine drinkers, which includes a festival glass, and $5 general admission. Those age 16 and younger are free.

For information about the Crusher 6K & 2K Trellis Trail Walk/Run, visit ymvcrusher. com. More information on the festival, including directions to the vineyard can be found at yonahmountainvineyards. com or by calling 706-8785522.

Holiday Gorge Floor Hike, Tallulah Falls. 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 31-Sept. 3. This is a strenuous trek; include hiking down 531 stairs, a river crossing jumping from rock to rock, and climbing boulders along the side of the river to Bridal Veil Falls where you can swim. Total miles are 3.5. No pets; wear appropriate footwear; children must be 10 or older; bring food and water. $5 plus $5 parking. Tallulah Gorge State Park. 706-754-7981. Full Moon Hike, Tallulah Falls. 8:30-11:30 p.m. Aug. 31, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Sept. 1; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 28; 7-9 p.m. Sept. 29; 7:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 30. Enjoy the gorge in the magical, shimmering light of the full moon. The hike will begin at the Interpretive Center, following the North Rim Trail, with a descent of the Hurricane Falls Trail staircase to the suspension bridge over Hurricane Falls. This is considered a strenuous hike, consisting of approximately 1.5 miles and 1,099 steps. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. Tallulah Gorge State Park. 706-754-7981. Action Ministries Action Dash 5K, Gainesville. 8 a.m. Sept. 3. Gainesville State College. Pre-registration is $25 for 5K and $15 for the 1-mile fun run. 770531-0144 ext. 3, www.actiondash.org.


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