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Atlanta's Peachtree Village Int'l Film Fest to Screen Jono Oliver's 'Home,' Arthur Muhammad's 'First Impression'

Photo of Jai Tiggett By Jai Tiggett | Shadow and Act July 2, 2013 at 9:08PM

The Peachtree International Film Festival will celebrate its eighth year in downtown Atlanta, GA August 23-25. Among the top films being showcased are Jono Oliver's Home, which stars Gbenga Akinnagbe as a man suffering from mental illness who's trying to rebuild his life. Tambay saw the film back in April, and enjoyed it.
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Cast of 'Home'
Cast of 'Home'

The Peachtree International Film Festival will celebrate its eighth year in downtown Atlanta, GA August 23-25. Among the top films being showcased are Jono Oliver's Home, which stars Gbenga Akinnagbe as a man suffering from mental illness who's trying to rebuild his life. Tambay saw the film back in April, and enjoyed it. 

Also being screened is romantic comedy First Impression starring Lamman Rucker and Lisa Anderson as a couple brought together by internet romance. Written by Regis Le'Bron and directed by Arthur Muhammad, the film co-stars David and Tamala Mann, Tommy Ford, Elise Neal, Brad James, and Carl Payne.

This year's festival will also feature a concert, workshops, and panels featuring casting director Twinkie Byrd, director Matty Rich, and others. Find details via the press release below: 

The 8th Annual Peachtree Village International Film Festival (PVIFF), has announced programming for its 2013 schedule. Highlights for this year’s festival will include a mix of interactive workshops and informative panel discussions conducted by prominent industry professionals. The festival will also produce a special Opening Night concert featuring notable names from Hip Hop past and present. PVIFF will be held August 23 – 25th at the Sheraton Hotel located in downtown Atlanta.  

"We are excited to once again present another great weekend for creative talent in the southeast," says the festival’s CEO, Len Gibson. "Our festival this year will feature multi-tier offerings that will cover virtually every area of entertainment from film to music, to new media and more. We are looking forward to producing our first concert, which brings an added-dimension to our festival.  Proceeds from the concert will benefit the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, which restores instrumental music education programs in public elementary and middle schools." 

The PVIFF concert will feature a musical lineup that includes, The Alumni Featuring: Chubb Rock, Dana Dane, Kwame, Special Ed & Greg Nice, Lyfe Jennings, X-Factor Finalist, Astro, Rich Kidz and The Mad Violinist.  The concert will be held in the Capitol Ballroom at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Atlanta. For ticket information, please visit www.pviff.com

 Other highlights for PVIFF 2013 include the always popular panel, "How To Get Your Project Greenlit," and the immensely very popular "Cast Me If You Can," a new actor’s audition clinic entitled "Are Small Roles…Really Small" facilitated by renown casting agent Twinkie Byrd. Other special guests include: comedian/actor, Anthony Anderson; veteran director, Matty Rich ('The Inkwell,' 'Straight Out of Brooklyn'); actress Camille Winbush, celebrated actress from the hit 70’s show 'What’s Happening,' Danielle Spencer, legendary actor Ernest Thomas, legendary actor Joe Morton, network executives from Bravo, A&E and VH1 among others.  

"This year’s festival keeps pace with the quality that PVIFF has become known for," says Co-Founder James "JB" Brown. "We are always looking for additional partnerships that will bring additional value to our audience and we're close to finalizing some additional attractions for this year's festival, so stay tuned."   


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