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Dawson Community Chorale, North Georgia Children’s Chorus and University of North Georgia singers will entertain audiences in a handful of concerts this weekend. PAGES 5-6

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“Dallas Buyers Club” chronicles the life of a drug-abusing, womanizing, gay-hating electrician and bull rider whose life is upended when he is diagnosed with AIDS. And it takes on the structure of a David-versusGoliath activist film, but it isn’t clear exactly what the goal is. PAGE 10

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The annual event Jingle Mingle will kick off the official holiday season in downtown Gainesville with businesses extending their hours, choirs and bands performing holiday classics and Santa making a visit. PAGE 7

“The Bad Seed” will rear its head on stage at Gainesville High School next week. PAGE 14

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Musician returns to ‘adopted’ hometown Whispering Bill Anderson to perform in Commerce BY ANDREW AKERS

aakers@gainesvilletimes.com More than 50 years ago, country music singersongwriter Bill Anderson sat on top of a hotel roof in Commerce with his guitar on a clear August night when he wrote the song “City Lights” in pencil on the back of an envelope from the radio station where he worked. The song launched an extremely successful career and Anderson has since produced hits like “Po’ Folks,” “Mama Sang a Song,” “The Tips of My Fingers,” “8X10” and “Still.” His songs have been recorded by artists such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Lawrence Welk, Dean Martin, Aretha Franklin, Walter Brennan and others. His breathy voice and soft style of singing earned him the moniker “Whispering Bill Anderson.” Aside from being a million-record selling artist several times over, Anderson has worn many hats in his career including television game show host, soap opera star and spokesman for a nationwide restaurant chain. He has been inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, Georgia Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame, South Carolina Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame and, the most prestigious, the Nashville Country Music Hall of Fame. But through all of his success, Anderson never forgot about his adopted hometown of Commerce.

At 7 p.m. Saturday, he will play a benefit concert at Commerce High School to help raise funds for the Bill Anderson Scholarship, which is awarded to one student at the school each year based on scholastic interest and financial need to help pay for college. He will perform with Joey+Rory and T. Graham Brown. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at WJJC radio station, www.wjjc. net or 706-335-3155, or at the downtown Commerce branch of Community Bank and Trust. The Times had the chance to ask him a few questions about his career and upcoming concert: Question: What is your favorite thing about songwriting and performing? Answer: Connecting with people. Putting them in touch with their feelings ... whether it’s to make them laugh, cry or just think about things. When I am touching their feelings, I am also touching my own. Q: What can people attending your show in Commerce expect? A: A show similar to what they might see at the famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. It will be primarily acoustical in nature, all three acts on stage at the same time, swapping songs back and forth and telling the stories behind the songs. Very informal, laid back and, hopefully, entertaining. Q: What is the Bill Anderson Scholarship and why did you start it? A: We give financial aid

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Country music singer and songwriter Bill Anderson will perform a benefit concert at Commerce High School. The musician deemed Commerce as his adopted hometown.

every year to a deserving senior student graduating from Commerce High School. I know how expensive college tuition can be these days, and I know sometimes that just a few dollars can make a difference as to whether a student is able to further their education or not. I am a big believer in education, and if I can make a small difference in a student’s life, then I want to do it. Q: It’s been over 50 years since you wrote

“City Lights” on the roof of that hotel in Commerce. What does that song and the city of Commerce mean to you today? A: “City Lights” was my jumping-off-place as a songwriter. Everything good that has happened to me in my career began with that song. Commerce and the radio station there and the people there gave me my start by believing in me. I’m not the kind of person who forgets where he

came from. I wasn’t born or raised in Commerce, but I adopted it as my “hometown” because they first “adopted” me. Q: What is your greatest memory from your career thus far? A: It would probably be a toss-up between the night I joined the Grand Ole Opry and the night I was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The two events were a halfcentury apart, but they sort of “book-end” my career.

Whispering Bill Anderson What: Benefit concert for the Bill Anderson Scholarship When: 7 p.m. Saturday Where: Commerce High School, 270 Lakeview Drive, Commerce Cost: $35 Contact: www.wjjc.net or 706-335-3155

I’m not sure that I could choose one over the other. They were both dreams come true.


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From staff reports The Dawson Community Chorale will hold its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at First Baptist Church of Dawsonville on Ga. 9. The program will include G.F. Handel’s “Coronation Anthems” and Randall Thompson’s “Testament of Freedom.” A reception will follow the program. Tickets are $10. For `information, call 404-9069909 or 706-216-2787.

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The Dawson Community Chorale is comprised of singers and musicians from Dawson County. It will perform Handel’s “Coronation Anthems” on Saturday.

The HillBenders to Area children to ‘Rejoice!’ set Dahlonega to for the upcoming holidays humming tunes From staff reports

From staff reports The award-winning band, The HillBenders, will make a stop in North Georgia during its tour. The band will perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at The Crimson Moon Cafe, 24 N. Park St., in Dahlonega. Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 the day of the show. During the past five years, The HillBenders have crafted its brand of acoustic fusion music by blending bluegrass and Americana and outlining it with an indie-rock edge. All members share lead vocals, incorporating three-

HillBenders ‘Half Moon Harvest Tour’ When: 8:30 p.m. Friday Where: The Crimson Moon Cafe, 24 N. Park St., Dahlonega Cost: $12 in advance and $14 day of show

and four-part harmonies. Members include Nolan Lawrence on mandolin/ vocals, Jimmy Rea on acoustic guitar/vocals, Chad Graves on dobro/ vocals, Mark Cassidy on banjo/vocals and Gary Rea on upright bass/vocals.

of spirituals, folk songs and Christmas music of many lands. Accompanist Hannah Chapman will play flute along with University of North Georgia student Caitlyn Singleton. The free concert of the Dahlonega-based chorus will be at the church at 800 S. Enota in Gainesville. Donations will accepted for the scholarship fund.

From the mouths of babes, the North Georgia Children’s Chorus will present “REJOICE!” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 at First Presbyterian Church in Gainesville. Directors Ruth Purcell and Janey Chapman will lead the singers in a varied program

CONCERT CALENDAR THIS WEEK

Hal Holbrook “Mark Twain Tonight!,” Athens. 8 p.m. Nov. 15. Hodgson Concert Hall, 230 River Road, Athens. 706-542-4400, 888-289-8497, pac. uga.edu. Vientos Del Pueblo, Sautee Nacoochee. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16. Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255, Sautee Nacoochee. Members $18, nonmembers $22, children younger than 12 years old $12. 706 878-3300. John McCutheon, Dahlonega. 8 p.m.

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The University of North Georgia Singers and Le Belle Voci will sing selections composed by Francis Poulenc and Benjamin Britten in two concerts Monday and Tuesday in Dahlonega.

Choirs to perform two fall concerts Monday, Tuesday in Dahlonega From staff reports The University of North Georgia Singers and Le Belle Voci will present its fall concerts at 8 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 18, at Dahlonega Baptist Church and 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Dahlonega United Methodist Church. Singers will present the Poulenc

“Gloria” with soloist Erin McGraw and pianist Kathy Duren and Le Belle Voci will perform Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols” accompanied by Mary Beth Hutcheson. Singers

Cultural music to bounce off SNCA center theater walls From staff reports Music fusing culture and rhythms from Africa, Europe and America will sound through Sautee Nacoochee Community Association Theater on Saturday night. The musical group Vientos del Pueblo will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $18 for members, $22 for nonmembers and $12 for children 12 and younger. Vientos del Pueblo uses instruments such as the quena, charango, bombo, guitars and bass, among others. The group has performed at many colleges, universities, festivals and cultural events throughout the Southeast as well as The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, The Fernbank Museum of Natural History, The Atlanta Botanical Gardens and The Atlanta Zoo. For information, call 706-878-3300.

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Mauricio Amaya, clockwise from top left, Cristian Zamora, Siobhan Brennan and Heather Hart comprise Vientos del Pueblo. Each musician is from a different country and cultural background and has a unique musical style.

will also present selections by Carnahan, Culloton, Cherwien, Clausen and Drennan to round out the evening program. The public concerts are free.

CONCERT ■ Continued from 5 Nov. 16. The Crimson Moon Cafe, 24 Park St., Dahlonega. Advance $22, at door $25. 706-8643982. Saint Francis with Obadiah, Clarkesville. 8 p.m. Nov. 16. Grant Street Music Room, 583 Grant St., Clarkesville. 706-754-3541. Thomas Pandolfi, Dunwoody. 4 p.m. Nov. 17. Dunwoody United Methodist Church, 1548 Mt. Vernon Road. $10. 770-394-0675. Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Metropolitan Atlanta Youth Wind Ensemble, Atlanta. 8 p.m. Nov. 19. Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth St. NW, Atlanta. Free. University Jazz Band, Atlanta. 8 p.m. Nov. 21. Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth St. NW,

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Amy Black and Jesse Terry, Dahlonega. 8 p.m. Nov. 22. The Crimson Moon Cafe, 24 Park St., Dahlonega. Advance $12, at door $14. 706-864-3982. Michael W. Smith, Alpharetta. 8 p.m. Nov. 22. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. $29.50-$75.50. 800-7453000, vzwamp.com. Red Mountain String Band, Sautee Nacoochee. 8 p.m. Nov. 23. Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255, Sautee Nacoochee. Members $7, nonmembers $9, students $5. 706-878-3300. Northwinds Symphonic Band, Gainesville. “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at First Baptist Church banquet hall, 751 Green St. NW, Gainesville.


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Jingle, mingle downtown Gainesville kicks off holidays Christmas may be more than a month away, but Santa is coming to the Gainesville square for the annual Jingle Mingle. Presented by Main Street Gainesville and the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, the event will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 21 and include extended shopping hours, food, drinks and activities. Santa will arrive by fire truck to take photos with children. Each downtown shop will offer special events or discounts. “It is fundamentally a chance for the downtown area to light up and show off to the public,” said Don Griffin of the downtown business Frames You-Nique.

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Christmas shoppers may wander the aisles at the Christmas Market in Pine Valley to find homemade crafts and goodies for stocking stuffers or gifts underneath the tree. Everything from apple butter to jewelry will be available for purchase. Children may also write letters to Santa, who may respond in a few days. Santa also will make an appearance from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for pictures. Christmas Market will

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The Believers Concert Band performs Christmas carols inside of Main Street Market in downtown Gainesville during last year’s annual Jingle Mingle, the official opening of the holiday season.

The Believers Concert Band from Gainesville First United Methodist Church will perform holiday music in the Main Street Market at Sweet Magnolia’s and Brian Ulrich will perform at Frames You-Nique. At 6:30 p.m., everyone

will gather for the annual lighting of the Holiday Chicken on top of the Main Street Market. In addition, Moore’s Wealth Management will sponsor free carriage rides, and My Daily Bread will give out food samples.

Christmas season springs up in Forsyth Central Park From staff reports More than 90 vendors will descend upon Forsyth Central Park for the 10th annual Christmas in Central Park this weekend. Unique handcrafted products, jewelry, glass, pottery, woodwork and sweets will pepper the park at 2300 Keith Bridge Road in Cumming for the free event. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday

and 10 an. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Consumers may walk among the items or listen to the live music. Children may sit and chat with Santa and Mrs. Claus while having their photos taken. New this year is Santa’s Workshop-supervised activities and interactive playground for children 3-12 for a price. For more information, call 678936-6422 or email cicp2013@ gmail.com.

Jingle Mingle When: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 Where: Downtown square Cost: Free

FAMILY EVENTS THIS WEEK

Civil War Holiday, Duluth. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 16. McDaniel Farm, 3251 McDaniel Road, Duluth. Ages 13 and older $5, ages three to 12 $3. gwinnettEHC.org. Harvest Fall Festival, Buford. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 16. The Episcopal Church of St. Mary and St. Martha of Bethany, 4346 Ridge Road, Buford. Free. 770-271-4067, Episcopalbuford@bellsouth.net. North Georgia Corn Maze, Cleveland. Weekends through Nov. 17. North Georgia Corn Maze, 559 Tom Bell Road, Cleveland. Adults $5-15, children and seniors $4-14. 800-959-1874 or northgacornmaze.com.

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Rejoice!, Gainesville. 4 p.m. Nov. 17. First Presbyterian Church, 800 S. Enota Road, Gainesville. Free. 706-482-8031, ruth.ngcc@gmail.com, ngachildrenschorus.org.

Christmas Market on Pine Valley, Gainesville. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 16. 1537 Pine Valley Road, Gainesville. Benefits Choice Pregnancy Care Center. $3. lifepointgainesville. com, 678-928-1515.

Vientos Del Pueblo, Sautee Nacoochee. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16. Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255, Sautee Nacoochee. Members $18, nonmembers $22, children younger than 12 years old $12. 706 878-3300.

North Georgia Corn Maze, Cleveland. Weekends through Nov. 17. North Georgia Corn Maze, 559 Tom Bell Road, Cleveland. Adults $5-15, children and seniors $4-14. 800-959-1874 or northgacornmaze.com.

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Ginnie Vincent will present her senior voice recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, in Gloria Shott Performance Hall on the University of North Georgia Dahlonega campus. She will present selections in Italian, German, French and English and will be accompanied by her instructor, Mary Beth Hutcheson. The free program is open to the public.

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Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hikes, Tallulah Falls. 5-7 p.m. Nov. 15, 6-8 p.m. Nov. 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Tallulah Gorge State Park, 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Road, Tallulah Falls. $5, $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Faithfully Fit 5K, Gainesville. 9 a.m. Nov. 16. Lakewood Baptist Church, 2235 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. Individual $25, family of five $50. dormsbee@ lakewoodlife.org.

Jazz It Up Jam, Dahlonega. 7 p.m. Nov. 24. The Crimson Moon Cafe, 24 Park St., Dahlonega. Advance $4, at the door $6. 706-864-3982.

Run of the Mill 5K, Gainesville. Fun run 8 a.m., 5K 8:30 a.m. Nov. 23. Montgomery Memorial Baptist Church, 1210 W. Ridge Road, Gainesville. Fun run $15, 5K $25. Benefit the C3 Student Ministry. amy@C3connection.com.

“Jordan is so Chilly,” Dahlonega. 7 p.m. Nov. 21. Lumpkin County High School Auditorium, 2001 Indian Drive, Dahlonega. Free. 706-864-6186.

Christmas Jingle Mingle on The Square, Gainesville. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 21. Gainesville downtown square. Music, Santa, free carriage rides. 770-5356860.

“GMO OMG,” Gainesville. 7 p.m. Nov. 18. Dinner at 6 p.m. The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St. Gainesville. Part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. Adults $15, seniors and students $13. 770-534-2787.

“The Bad Seed,” Gainesville. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19-21. Gainesville High School Theatre, 830 Century Place, Gainesville. $5.

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“Transit” Art Exhibit, Gainesville. Through Nov. 30. Inman Park, 102 Washington St., Gainesville. Free. 678-617-0355, Rachel.Q.Landers@gmail.com, RachelLandersSisk.com.

AX Art Auction, Gainesville. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15. 131 Bradford St., Gainesville. $30, couples $50, students $10. 315-4869425, axotauchapter@gmail.com.

Christmas in Central Park, Cumming. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 17. Forsyth Central Park, 2300 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming. 678-936-6422, cicp2013@gmail.com.

Pet Photos with Santa Claws, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 16, 1-5 p.m. Nov. 17. Humane Society of Northeast Georgia, 845 W. Ridge Road, Gainesville. $30, prints $5. 770-532-6617 ext. 233, hsnega.org.

Land Navigation at Buck Shoals, Helen. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 16. Smithgall Woods State Park, 61 Tsalaki Trail, Helen. Two-part navigation class. $60, $5 parking. Advanced registration required. 706-878-3087.

Lecture on “Georgia’s Fine Arts: the State Collection” by William Underwood Eiland, Gainesville. 6 p.m. Nov. 14. Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free. qvac.org.

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feeling it left me with was ambivalence, because for each of its strengths, there is at least one flaw that undercuts the film’s power. Based on a true story, the film chronicles the struggles of Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey), a drug-abusing, womanizing, gay-hating electrician and bull rider whose life is upended when he is diagnosed with AIDS.

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Flawless acting helps flawed film ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner, Denis O’Hare Rated: R, for pervasive language, some strong sexual content, nudity and drug use Run time: 1 hour, 57 minutes Bottom line: Flawed film but flawless acting

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Film Review “Dallas Buyers Club” features two of the most powerful acting performances of the year and a handful of deeply moving scenes. Yet the dominant feeling it left me with was ambivalence, because for each of its strengths, there is at least one flaw that undercuts the film’s power. Based on a true story, the film chronicles the struggles of Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey), a drug-abusing, womanizing, gay-hating electrician and bull rider whose life is upended when he is diagnosed with AIDS. The film is set in 1985, when most people, especially homophobic rednecks like Ron, believed AIDS was a disease that only struck homosexual men. Given only about 30 days to live, Ron devises a scheme to smuggle in medication from Mexico, both for himself and for the many buyers he begins to attract who can’t get life-saving medication legally. Ron develops an unlikely partnership with Rayon (Jared Leto), a transsexual prostitute with a heart of gold. They soon serve a large clientele of people who, like Ron and Rayon, are desperate for any medication that might keep them alive. Part of the problem is how obvious the movie’s agenda is. It clearly wants to make a point about straight people overcoming homophobia. Pairing a bull rider who spews

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Matthew McConaughey, right, as Ron Woodroof in a scene from “Dallas Buyers Club.”

gay slurs every other sentence with a practically angelic transsexual isn’t exactly a subtle way to make that point. Nevertheless, the first 40 minutes or so are riveting. But then the business develops from a selfish hustle into something resembling a social crusade, as Ron battles DEA agents, doctors and pharmaceutical companies, all while his own health deteriorates. The movie takes on the structure of a David-versusGoliath activist film similar to “Erin Brockovich.” Only, it isn’t clear exactly what the goal is. What would victory look like in “Dallas Buyer Club”? Is this about Ron getting over his homophobia, or at least managing to stop saying

ugly things to every single gay character he encounters? That seems a rather outmoded goal. Or is he exposing the hypocrisy of the pharmaceutical industry, FDA and DEA? Or is he crusading for better treatment for AIDS patients? It’s definitely about that, but Ron is about the farthest thing from a selfless hero. “Dallas Buyers Club” tries to do all of those things simultaneously, and in the process doesn’t completely carry through on any thread of the story. The film would have been infinitely more powerful had the filmmakers omitted Woodroof’s legal battles altogether and developed Ron’s and Rayon’s personal stories, because all of

the strongest elements of the film come from McConaughey and Leto. Both lost at least 30 pounds for their roles. The effect is striking, particularly for McConaughey, who looks so unhealthy viewers may worry over his actual well-being. His physical transformation is reminiscent of Christian Bale in “The Machinist” or Tom Hanks in “Cast Away.” But the real accomplishment for both McConaughey and Leto is transforming two stereotypes into flesh and blood. Even though we would sympathize with him to a degree simply because he is suffering from AIDS, nothing about Ron is endearing. Ron would be thoroughly

unlikable without McConaughey’s swagger, irresistible energy and willingness to inhabit the character even to the point of doing himself harm. As for Rayon, we know very little about her. She is outcast from her family, but we get only one scene between Rayon and her disapproving father. She is an addict, transsexual and has AIDS. The script doesn’t give us much else about Rayon, and without Leto’s disarming performance Rayon would be the personification of a social category rather than a genuine character. It’s astounding to watch McConaughey and Leto elevate this messy script into a tearinducing, oddly humorous and ultimately uplifting experience. “Dallas Buyers Club” is confounding yet worthwhile. The individual performances are much stronger than the film as a whole, but the performances alone are worth the price of admission. Jeff Marker is head of the Communication, Media & Journalism Department at the University of North Georgia. His reviews appear weekly in Get Out and on gainesvilletimes.com/getout.


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Sat. 11:30-2:00-4:30-7:05-9:25-11:55 Sun. 2:00-4:30-7:05-9:25 Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG) Thu. 12:55-3:20-5:40-8:05-10:30 Fri.-Sun. 10:30-12:55-3:20-5:40-8:05-10:30 Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 3D (PG) Thu. 1:00 The Counselor (R) Thu. 1:00-4:00-7:00-9:45 Fri.-Sat. 4:55-10:20 Sun. 11:15-2:05-4:557:40-10:20 Ender’s Game (PG-13) Thu. 12:00-2:102:45-3:40-4:50-5:25-6:30-7:30-9:15 Fri.-Sat. 11:30-12:00-2:15-2:45-5:25-7:308:05-10:45 Sun. 12:00-2:45-5:25-8:0510:45 Ender’s Game: The IMAX Experience (PG-13) Thu. 1:30-4:15-7:00 Fri.-Sun. 10:45-1:307:00 Escape Plan (R) Thu. 12:00-2:40-5:20-8:0010:40 Fri.-Sat. 12:00-5:20-10:45 Sun. 12:00-2:40-5:20-8:05-10:45 Free Birds (PG) Thu. 12:00-12:30-2:104:25-7:00 Fri.-Sat. 10:15-12:35-2:45-5:007:45-10:00-12:15 Sun. 12:35-2:45-5:007:45-10:00 Free Birds 3D (PG) Thu. 12:05-2:15-4:307:15-9:30 Fri.-Sat. 9:45-12:05-2:15-4:307:15-9:30-11:45 Sun. 9:45-12:05-2:154:30-7:15-9:30 Gravity (PG-13) Thu. 1:45 Fri.-Sat. 1:457:15-11:50 Sun. 1:45-7:15 Gravity 3D (PG-13) Thu. 12:15-1:152:30-3:30-4:00-4:45-5:45 Fri.-Sat. 11:00-11:30-1:15-3:30-4:00-5:45-8:009:30-10:15-12:30 Sun. 11:00-11:30-1:153:30-4:00-5:45-8:00-9:30-10:15 Great Expectations (PG-13) Fri.-Sun. 10:051:00-4:10-7:05-10:05 I’m in Love With a Church Girl (PG) Thu. 12:50-3:55 Insidious: Chapter 2 (PG-13) Thu. 10:30 Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (R) Thu. 12:00-12:30-2:20-2:50-4:20-4:45-5:157:05-7:35-9:25-9:55-10:20 Fri.-Sat. 9:4010:15-12:00-12:30-2:20-2:50-4:45-5:157:05-7:35-9:25-9:55-11:45-12:15 Sun. 9:40-10:15-12:00-12:30-2:20-2:50-4:455:15-7:05-7:35-9:25-9:55 Last Vegas (PG-13) Thu. 12:05-2:45-5:157:15-7:45-9:40-10:30 Fri.-Sun. 9:3512:05-2:45-5:15-7:45-10:30 Rush (R) Thu. 9:30 Thor Marvel Marathon 3D (Not Rated) Thu. 3:00 Thor: The Dark World (PG-13) Thu. 8:3011:00 Fri.-Sat. 10:20-10:50-1:45-3:054:30-5:00-8:00-9:00-10:15-10:45-11:50 Sun. 10:20-10:50-1:45-3:05-4:30-5:008:00-9:00-10:15-10:45 Thor: The Dark World -- An IMAX 3D Experience (PG-13) Thu. 9:30 Fri.-Sat. 12:45-4:15-10:00 Sun. 4:15-10:00 Thor: The Dark World 3D (PG-13) Thu. 8:00-8:00-10:40 Fri.-Sat. 9:30-9:5012:15-12:45-1:15-4:00-6:00-7:00-7:309:40-12:20 Sun. 9:30-9:50-12:15-12:451:15-4:00-6:00-7:00-7:30-9:40

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“Thor: The Dark World” stormed into first place as the weekend box office hero. Disney’s superhero sequel, starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, earned $85.7 million when it opened domestically, knocking last weekend’s victor, Lionsgate’s “Ender’s Game,” down to No. 5, according to totals released Monday. The top 5 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Monday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Rentrak, are: 1. “Thor: The Dark World,” Disney, $85,737,841, 3,841 locations, $22,322 average, $85,737,841, 1 week. 2. “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa,” Paramount, $11,326,977, 3,187 locations, $3,554 average, $78,773,603, 3 weeks. 3. “Free Birds,” Relativity Media, $11,112,063, 3,736 locations, $2,974 average, $30,128,514, 2 weeks. 4. “Last Vegas,” CBS Films, $11,036,270, 3,082 locations, $3,581 average, $33,467,006, 2 weeks. 5. “Ender’s Game,” Lionsgate, $10,259,188, 3,407 locations, $3,011 average, $44,010,488, 2 weeks.

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Exploring genetics of food Documentary shows father’s research on seed diversity

From staff reports Alpha Chi Omega of Brenau University will host an art auction benefitting Gateway Domestic Violence Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Scott’s Downtown. The event will feature local and student art for silent and live auction, a cash bar and appetizers. Musician Mary Jennings will perform. Alpha Chi Omega will have a 1920s Gatsby theme for the evening. Dressing to fit the era is encouraged. Tickets are $10 for students, $30 for singles and $50 for couples. Buy tickets at www.eventbrite.com/e/alpha-chiomega-art-auction-tickets-9074557245 or at the door.

From staff reports A young father of three children often wondered about the food his kids were eating. To answer that question, Jeremy Seifert decided to investigate and film his exploration in the documentary “GMO OMG.” Area families may watch the outcome at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center in Gainesville. Dinner will be served before the film at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at 331 Spring St. NW. Tickets including the dinner, movie and meet the filmmaker question-andanswer session are $15 for adults, $13 for students and $13 for seniors 65 and older. “GMO OMG” explores the systematic corporate takeover and potential loss of humanity’s most precious and ancient inheritance: seeds.

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“GMO OMG” director Jeremy Seifert sits with his children during the filming of his documentary about genetically modified organisms (GMO).

Seifert, who directs the film, investigates how loss of seed diversity and corresponding laboratory assisted genetic alteration of food affects his young children, the health of our planet and freedom of choice everywhere. “GMO OMG” follows one family’s struggle to live and eat without participating in an unhealthy, unjust and destructive world of

ARTS CALENDAR THIS WEEK

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Lecture on “Georgia’s Fine Arts: the State Collection” by William Underwood Eiland, Gainesville. 6 p.m. Nov. 14. Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free. qvac.org. No Small Measure, Watkinsville. Nov. 14 through Dec. 5. Reception at noon Nov. 14. University of North Georgia Oconee Campus, 1201 Bishop Farms Parkway, Watkinsville. 706-310-6201.

Showing of the film ‘GMO OMG’ When: 7 p.m. showing, 6 p.m. dinner Monday Where: The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St., Gainesville Cost: $15 for adults; $13 for students and seniors Contact: www.theartscouncil.net or 770-534-2787

genetically modified foods. The 90-minute film is part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of

Working Artist Project, Atlanta. Nov. 16 through Jan. 18. Reception 6:308:30 p.m. Nov. 15. The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, 75 Bennett St., Atlanta. mocaga.org, 404-367-8700. Spillover, Atlanta. Nov. 16 through Jan. 18. Reception 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 15. The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, 75 Bennett St., Atlanta. Adults $5, Seniors and students $1. mocaga. org, 404-367-8700. Kristin Skees “Cozy Portraits” exhibit, Atlanta. Through Nov. 16. Marcia

Independent Filmmakers in conjunction with The Arts Council Inc. and The University of North Georgia.

Wood Gallery, 263 Walker St. SW, Atlanta. Opening reception 7-9 p.m. Oct. 24. Free. 404-827-0030, marciawood@marciawoodgallery. com. Art of found objects, Demorest. Through Nov. 20. Piedmont College Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art, 567 Georgia St., Demorest. 706-8944201, dwhite@piedmont.edu. “Transit” Art Exhibit, Gainesville. Through Nov. 30. Inman Park, 102 Washington St., Gainesville. Free. 678-617-0355, Rachel.Q.Landers@ gmail.com, RachelLandersSisk.com.

SNCA, musician join forces for food drive From staff reports John Bell of Widespread Panic and Sautee Nacoochee Community Association team up once again with The Foodbank of Northeast Georgia for a holiday food drive. The combined group will build a labyrinth of food at the center. To participate, bring donations of canned and dry goods to the Historic Gym on the following dates: ■ November 11 - 23, noon to 6 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. ■ December 2 - 14 noon to 6 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit www.snca.org.

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‘The Bad Seed’ appears at GHS From staff reports Gainesville High School students will transform themselves and their stage into the small Southern town inhabited by Rhoda Penmark to present “The Bad Seed.” The play focuses on Penmark, a charming and sweet young girl loved by her parents and admired by her elders. But when Rhoda’s classmate drowns just after winning the award Rhoda is certain was hers, Rhoda’s mother is alarmed. Now some wonder if sweet Rhoda is really a killer. “The Bad Seed” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19-21 at Gainesville High School. Tickets are $5 each. Only cash or check are accepted. Tickets can be requested by emailing ghstheatre@ bellsouth.net with the date and number of tickets. A confirmation will be

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Gainesville High School students will don their costumes and transform into the characters of a small Southern town in the play “The Bad Seed” next week.

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Actress brings author to life for one evening From staff reports Prominent civil rights activist and author Lillian Smith will reappear and share her thoughts with an audience thanks to Atlanta actress Brenda Bynum. She will don the role of Smith in “Jordan is So Chilly,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at Lumpkin County High School Auditorium, 2001 Indian Drive, Dahlonega. The free performance is based on the writings of Lillian E. Smith, a Georgia author and

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human rights activist. She not only embraced the need for desegregation and opposition to Jim Crow, but emphasized the restructuring of racist thought and consideration early in the civil rights movement, along with cultivating the discussion of deeply rooted prejudices. As author of “Strange Fruit” and “Killers of the Dream,” Smith argued for revisioning the psychological and sociological complexities of racism in the South, beginning with childhood.

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“Guys and Dolls,” Gainesville. 7:30 p.m. Through Nov. 16 and 19-23, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 17 and 23. Brenau’s Hosch Theatre, 429 Academy St., Gainesville. $24-26 for adults, $22-24 for seniors and $14-16 for students. “Disney’s Aladdin, Jr.,” Athens. 7 p.m. Nov. 14 and 15, 2 p.m. Nov. 16 and 17. Morton Theatre, 195 Washington St., Athens. Adults $15; children, seniors and students $12. 706-6133771.

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Abundance of races to hit streets this fall season Plethora of 5Ks in November and December From staff reports Runners wanting to stretch their legs in a 5K race will have plenty of opportunities to do so in November and December. Two 5-kilometer races at two area churches will be one week apart in Gainesville. Then, two 5K races will happen on Dec. 7, but one will be in Gainesville and the other in Oakwood. The first race will be the second annual Faithfully Fit 5K on Saturday, Nov. 16, at Lakewood Baptist Church, 2235 Thompson Bridge Road, in Gainesville. A toddler dash will be at 8:30 a.m., a 1-mile kids fun run at 8:35 a.m. and the 5K at 9 a.m. Individual registration is $25 and a family of five

registration is $50. The toddler dash is free. Proceeds benefit the ministry center, mission scholarships and Linwood afterschool program. Contact Dom Ormsbee at dormsbee@ lakewoodlife.org for more information. One week later, the second annual ‘Run of the Mill’ 5K will be Nov. 23 at Montgomery Memorial Baptist Church, 1210 West Ridge Road, in Gainesville. Events include kids fun run 1K at 8 a.m. with the 5K at 8:30 a.m. Registration is $15 for fun run and $25 for the 5K. Awards will be given to 5-year age groups. Proceeds benefit the C3 student ministry. Email Amy Williams at amy@ C3connection.com for more information. The Dec. 7 races are the inaugural Santa Spring 5K and Fun run and second annual HO HO Hustle 5K and Fun Run.

ETC. EVENTS THIS WEEK

Pet Photos with Santa Claws, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 16, 1-5 p.m. Nov. 17. Humane Society of Northeast Georgia, 845 W. Ridge Road, Gainesville. $30, prints $5. 770-532-6617 ext. 233, hsnega. org. Santa book signing for “The Little Fire Engine That Saved Christmas,” Cornelia. 1-3 p.m. Nov. 16. Books With A’Peal, 301

OUTDOOR EVENTS THIS WEEK

Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hikes, Tallulah Falls. 5-7 p.m. Nov. 15, 6-8 p.m. Nov. 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Tallulah Gorge State Park, 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Road, Tallulah Falls. $5, $5 parking. 706754-7981.

The Santa Spring will be at the Frances Meadows Aquatic & Community Center, 1545 Community Way, in Gainesville. Registration before Dec. 5 will be $20, and the day of the race is $25. Proceeds will benefit the Children at Play Fund. Contact Brent Sexton at bsexton@gainesville.org or 770-533-5840. The HO HO Hustle will be at Oakwood City Park in Oakwood. The fun run will begin at 4 p.m. with the 5K at 4:30 p.m. Cost for the fun run is $15. The 5K costs $10 before Dec. 1 and $25 on race day. Proceeds benefit the Disability Resource Center. For more information, email Shannon Loulton at shannon.moulton@ disabilityresourcecenter. org. All four races are part of the AAA Health Series.

Main St., Cornelia. 706-778-4563. Jackson County Historical Society picnic, Commerce. 2:30 p.m. Nov. 17. Commerce Public Library, 1344 Broad St., Commerce. The Mountain Laurel Quilters Guild meeting, Clarkesville. Noon Nov. 19. Clarkesville Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1087 Washington Street, Clarkesville. 706-782-6020. Katherine Elberfeld book signing, Gainesville. 5-8 p.m. Nov. 21. Frames You Nique, 104 Main St., Gainesville. 770-5327074, framesyounique.com. Free to Breathe 5K, Athens. 7:30 a.m. Nov. 16. Sandy Creek Park, 400 Bob Holman Road, Athens. $25, FreetoBreathe.org/ athens. Land Navigation at Buck Shoals, Helen. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 16. Smithgall Woods State Park 61 Tsalaki Trail, Helen. Twopart navigation class. $60, $5 parking. Advanced registration required. 706-8783087.

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