Film brings us to the trembling heights of emotion, from existential bliss to uproarious laughter to shivering horror, much like the invention of the Kool-Aid Pickle. Marinate a rainbow of feeling with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two tickets to one of four films at the Atlanta Film Festival at Lefont Cinema Sandy Springs on Tuesday, May 3 and Wednesday, May 4 (a $20 value). Choose from the following options:
- Young Goethe in Love on Tuesday, May 3, at noon.
- Terri on Tuesday, May 3, at 3 p.m.
- Kto Ya? (Who Am I?) on Wednesday, May 4 at noon.
- The First Grader on Wednesday, May 4 at 3 p.m.
The Atlanta Film Festival has been supplying the cinemasses with quality international indie flicks for nearly four decades, dropping many of the films into the Academy Awards circuit. Festivals past hosted neo-classics such as Primer and Hustle & Flow, and this year the celluloid cup runs over with more than 125 features, shorts, documentaries, and space hip-hoperas. Young Goethe in Love (in German, with English subtitles) visits the polymath before his influential literary debut, and explores the roots of his gloomy charisma. On Wednesday, Kto Ya (Who Am I?) (in Russian, with English subtitles) ties an existential Gordian knot with an amnesiac, undocumented young man whose unverifiable existence consternates a police chief. In The First Grader, based on a true story, an 84-year-old Kenyan war veteran enrolls himself in elementary school after taking his government's egalitarian education doctrine at face value.