Preview Future Oscar-Winners at The Savannah Film Festival
The Savannah Film Festival
216 E. Broughton Street
A growing force in the world of cinema, our little local movie party has quickly grown into a destination event for Hollywood's hottest stars. The 2015 Savannah Film Festival promises to be the biggest, most impressive installment yet. Jam-packed full of informative workshops, panels, lectures, and conversations with the cast and crew of the year's most anticipated screenings, it's a good thing our Historic District hotel is just a five-minute walk from all the action.
One reason The Savannah Film Festival has grown so large is its proximity to awards season, as stars align to promote their very best work to their peers and the public at large. That said, expect red carpet photo shoots and black-tie affairs across town all week long, especially at the fest's Gala Screenings & Conversation Series. A few of the best, most likely award-winners you'll want to be sure to catch include:
- Suffragette (Oct 24th, 7:30pm) - The festival kicks off with this ode to women's rights starring Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan, and Helena Bonham Carter.
- Meadowland (Oct 24th, 9:30pm) - Winner of this year's Spotlight Award, Olivia Wilde is generating all sorts of Oscar buzz for her portrayal of a distraught mother whose son goes missing. She leads a discussion after the film as well.
- Spotlight (Oct 27th, 7pm) - Starring Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, and Live Schreiber, this is the true story of how the Boston Globe exposed abuse in the Catholic Church.
- Ithaca (Oct 28th, 7pm) - Meg Ryan directs this WWII-era tale of a young bicycle messenger, followed by a conversation after the screening.