For Gone With the Wind fans, the festival will culminate on Sunday, September 25 with a full day dedicated to the film.
BELLE, BOOK AND SCANDAL – Marietta Performing Arts Center Theatre Stage
Go behind the scenes and hear the real story of Margaret Mitchell, her novel, and those who made it famous on the big screen. Rare photos and lots and lots of Gone With the Wind gossip. Drawing for door prize to follow.
MUSIC TO VIEW BY – Marietta Performing Arts Center Theatre Stage
In addition to being an honorary member of Manasota ATOS and an active member of the Atlanta Chapter, John McCall is a lifetime member of England's Theatre Organ Club and the Lancastrian Theatre Organ Society. His recordings are featured on ATOS Theatre Organ Radio. Please enjoy music from Gone With the Wind by the talented and memorable John Clark McCall, Jr.
2:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday, September 25, 2016
“GONE WITH THE WIND” – Marietta Performing Arts Center Theatre
Considered by many the “greatest film of all time,” Gone With the Wind is still the number one box office movie ever when allowing for inflation. Holding the record for many years of 13 nominations from the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences, the movie garnered 8 wins, including Best Actress for Vivien Leigh as Scarlett, Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actress for Hattie McDaniel. McDaniel was the first black actor to be nominated and win an Oscar. Her win over the competing actresses included Olivia de Havilland who also starred in the film as Melanie Wilkes. The film was over budget and longer than any other at the time, but time did not matter to those who had read the book by Margaret Mitchell. At the premiere of Gone With the Wind in Atlanta, more than 300,000 people turned out to watch the stars arrive. Not much has changed with this record-setting film. When screenings come to any town America, fans clamor for tickets each and every time. Run time: 3 hrs. 46 mins.
MEET BEAU AND SCARLETT – Marietta Performing Arts Center Stage
Q&A with Morgan Brittany and Patrick Curtis on the arts center stage.
Patrick Curtis was unaware that he had a role in one of the world’s most famous movies. He couldn’t have remembered being held by actress Olivia de Havilland who played his mother, Melanie Wilkes in the film. Patrick was barely 9 months old at the time and was one of four children to play the role and is known as Baby Beau. His parents were friendly with Clark Gable and he grew up around the business of Hollywood. Patrick has produced, directed, and acted in television and film since his brief moment in Gone With the Wind. A retired Colonel in the Marine Corps Reserves, Patrick remains active in the many charitable efforts of the Corps.
Friday, September 23 - To Kill a Mockingbird
“MEETING SCOUT” VIP HOUR – Hilton Hotel & Conference Center – Meeting Room
This VIP hour will allow weekend and day ticket holders the opportunity to say hello to Mary.
We ask that all questions be held for the Q&A. Absolutely no autographs during this event.
TKAM TRIVIA – Marietta Performing Arts Center Theatre
Enjoy little-known facts about the film you’re about to view. Whether you’ve seen it a number
of times or not at all, you will enjoy this pre-movie trivia session. Not to worry if you’re a first time
viewer, no spoilers here. These are just some fun and interesting facts about the author
and the making of the film. Door Prize to follow!
5:30-6:00 p.m. ORGANIST LARRY DAVIS – Marietta Performing Arts Center Theatre
As a child, Larry Davis began playing the piano (with no lessons). A gift of an organ at Christmas by his parents led to what is now, an amazing career as one of the foremost organists and musicians in the business. A member of ATOS, we hope you will enjoy music of the era from the incredible Larry Davis.
6:00-8:15 p.m. “TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD” – Marietta Performing Arts Center Theatre
Author Harper Lee gave us the remarkable story of a southern town called Macomb, a man named Atticus Finch, and his children Jem and Scout. In 1962, her story appeared on the big screen starring Gregory Peck as Atticus, Phillip Alford as Jem, and Mary Badham as the curious and feisty Scout. The film garnered three Academy Awards, though it was nominated for eight, including a nomination for Mary Badham who portrayed Scout. At the time, she was the youngest in her field to be nominated for a coveted Oscar. Run time: 2 hrs. 10 mins.
AN EVENING WITH MARY BADHAM – Q&A/Autographs – Marietta Performing Arts Center
Following the remarkable movie with Mary Badham in her role as “Scout,” you will have the
opportunity to meet her in person. Mary will be on stage answering audience questions about
the movie, her role as “Scout,” Gregory Peck, and her fellow actors. Following the Q&A, Mary
will sign autographs in the lobby where you may purchase items from her display table. You do
not want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime intimate evening with the star of “To Kill a
NOTE: Pre-autographed photos will be available in the lobby for MOVIE ONLY ticket holders who may
wish to purchase them.
CREEPERS CAR CLUB GRAFFITI CRUISE-IN – Roswell St. Baptist Church Lot to MPAC
Incredible 1950’s and 60’s cars courtesy of Creepers Car Club, will depart the Roswell St. Baptist
Church parking lot at 10:00 a.m. for a cruise-in on Roswell Street through the Marietta square to
Whitlock Avenue, on to the Marietta Performing Arts Center. American Graffiti actors Candy
Clark and Bo Hopkins will ride in the lead cars. Police escort and traffic control courtesy of the
Marietta Police Department.
11:00 a.m-1:30 p.m. ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK – Marietta High School Parking Lot East
Hot cars, great music, a dance contest, and American Graffiti’s Candy Clark and Bo Hopkins. What a great way to spend the morning. Creepers Car Club will have their hot cars on display in the east lot of the performing arts center at Marietta High School, while radio personality Greg Talmadge spins the hits of the 50’s and 60’s. Contestants will compete in a dance contest for a really great prize. The winners will be chosen by judges Candy Clark, Bo Hopkins, Shannon Duffy, and Connie Sutherland. We will enjoy the music and dancing as we say goodbye to Candy and Bo who will rejoin the festivities later in the evening.
5:30-6:00 p.m. MUSIC TO VIEW BY – Marietta Performing Arts Center Stage
Ron Carter is a member of the American Theatre Organ Society and on the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Chapter. He has presented numerous theatre organ concerts and silent film accompaniments throughout the southeast. A graduate of Georgia State University, Ron recently retired as a Commander with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation with over 38 years of public law enforcement experience.
6:00- 8:00 p.m. “AMERICAN GRAFFITI” – Marietta Performing Arts Center Theatre
Set in Modesto, California in 1962, a time and place of early rock n’ roll, drag races, and diners, American Graffiti follows four friends over the course of one summer night. They navigate relationships, their futures, and the post-high school decisions that will impact both. With a budget of only $700,000 and over $50 million in rental earnings, American Graffiti is one of the most profitable films of the modern era. “Where were you in ’62?” Run time: 1 hr. 53 mins.
8:15-9:00 p.m. MEET DEBBIE AND JOE – Marietta Performing Arts Center Stage Debbie Medway just loved it when guys peeled out. She also loved the feel of tuck and roll upholstery in hot cars. That, and declaring how much she favored Connie Stevens and Sandra Dee, won her company for the night to Terry “the Toad” Fields. And what a night it was, filled with escapades like a friend’s stolen car, underage booze buying and some of the best throwing up ever seen on the big screen. Joe Young, leader of the Pharoah’s gang, had other ideas of how to spend his evening. Curt (played by Richard Dreyfuss), was an excellent student with high hopes for his future. That was before he unwittingly became a Pharoah at the hands of Joe, who involved Curt in destruction of a police car and theft of the money from a pinball machine. The iconic American Graffiti is the soundtrack to most of the lives of us who are of a certain age. In 1995, the United States Library of Congress deemed the film "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.
NOTE: Pre-autographed photos will be available for sale in the main lobby for MOVIE ONLY ticket holders who may wish to purchase them.
A day ticket is $45 and includes ALL activities for your choice of day, including a VIP Hour with Mary
A movie only ticket is $12 and does not include any activities with cast members.
Tickets for this event may be purchased by calling 770-794-5145. Visa, MC, AMX, and
Discover, (and cash!) are accepted. Tickets will be mailed to you with a packet containing an itinerary, press release, and directions to venues.
Important Information: All movie screenings and celebrity events will be held at the Marietta Performing Arts Center. The exception is the VIP Hour with Mary Badham which will be held at the Hilton Marietta Hotel & Conference Center (meeting room to be determined). The City of Marietta, the Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum, and the Marietta Performing Arts Center are not responsible for cancellations by any celebrity, or other advertised special guest. No refunds will be provided in the event of cancellations due to unforeseen emergencies on the part of any invited guest.
A note to ticket holders: Items such as photographs, t-shirts, DVDs, and other promotional items will be available for purchase from the cast members of each of the films. These items will be sold in the lobby of the Marietta Performing Arts Center before and after the screening of each film. The prices for these items have been determined by the celebrity and not by the hosts of the film festival. All revenue from the sale of these items belongs to the celebrities.