The National Center for Civil and Human Rights announces its September line-up for Films That Matter. The second annual series features mainstream hits with civil and human rights themes and will take place on consecutive Friday evenings from Sept. 9-30. All events are free and open to the public.

This year, Central Atlanta Progress/Atlanta Downtown Improvement District and the Atlanta BeltLine are coming together with the Center to add locations and family-entertainment options to each night.

“Films That Matter is a fun way to acknowledge the power of visual arts and storytelling to transform our civil and human rights perspectives,” said Doug Shipman, CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. “Movies grip us in a profound way and we are very proud to bring this free, outdoor experience to four Atlanta communities in partnership with CAP and the Atlanta BeltLine.”

The 2011 films and locations are:

  • The Constant Gardener: Sept. 9 on Atlanta BeltLine corridor – Reynoldstown (next to H. Harper Station)
  • The Pursuit of Happyness: Sept. 16 at Washington Park
  • Remember the Titans: Sept. 23 at Woodruff Park
  • Philadelphia: Sept. 30 in Historic Fourth Ward Park in collaboration with the AIDS Memorial Quilt

This year’s film locations include three parks and green spaces on the Atlanta BeltLine, giving guests an opportunity to enjoy the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine temporary art exhibit, including live performances before some of the films.  The Sept. 30 screening of Philadelphia will commemorate 30 years of the AIDS epidemic.

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Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.

One reply on “Films That Matter to be shown at Intown parks”

  1. I am so excited about the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and kudos for them to bring such great, fun programs to such a diverse array of metro Atlanta communities!! I will be at all the films…great selections!!

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