Movies For Grownups Atlanta Film Festival

Andy Garcia and Vera Farmiga in Middleton. (Courtesy Anchor Bay Entertainment)

Linsanity For a couple of weeks in 2012, Jeremy Lin creates such a stir on the basketball court that the frenzy is dubbed Linsanity. The Harvard-educated ex-Warrior and Palo Alto High grad, after moving in and out of the minors, nabs a spot in the Knicks ‘ starting lineup. He proceeds to prove himself a pro and achieve his dream. This is his story. Rated PG. Parkland We all know the tragedy of Nov. 22, 1963, but this film explores the assassination of John F. Kennedy through an unusual prism – the ordinary people thrust into a horrible duty in Dallas. From producer Tom Hanks . Rated PG-13. Runner Runner Grad student Richie ( Justin Timberlake ) thirsts to make fast dough but loses his tuition money at online poker. The desperate dude hops a plane to face off with mastermind Ivan ( Ben Affleck ), who sweet-talks Richie with visions of his own operation. Now cue the FBI putting the squeeze on Richie.

Sandra Bullock is an astronaut on a damaged shuttle in "Gravity." Photo: Handout, McClatchy-Tribune News Service

on USATODAY.com: Incorrect please try again A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Wanna introduce a film on Turner Classic Movies? Whitney Matheson, USA TODAY 1:16 p.m. EDT October 2, 2013 A new contest will let a Turner Classic Movies fan co-host a film with Robert Osborne. (Photo: TCM) SHARE 8 CONNECT 9 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE If I watch a classic film on Turner Classic Movies, I make sure to catch Robert Osborne’s insightful introductions and postscripts. More often than not, he tells me something I didn’t know, and that even goes for movies I’ve seen dozens of times (like, say, The Graduate). This month, TCM is holding a contest that will let one lucky fan co-host a movie with Osborne. Over at the site for its ” Ultimate Fan Contest ,” you can submit a 90-second video of yourself introducing a classic film. Along with being featured on the air, the grand-prize winner will win a trip to the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, where he/she also will introduce a film. The contest just kicked off, so few submissions have been posted on the site. However, this clever sample sets the standard for what they’re looking for. TCM is accepting entries through Oct. 31.

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Garcia will participate in a question-and-answer session after the film, along with the writer and director of the movie, Adam Rodgers. Johnny Cash and Saul Holiff Ron Joy/New Chapter Productions, Inc. My Father and the Man in Black Stars: Johnny Cash and Saul Holiff Director: Jonathan Holiff Director Jonathan Holiff, 48, whose movie My Father and the Man in Black also will be featured, will participate in a question-and-answer session after his documentary about music icon Johnny Cash and his troubled manager, Saul Holiff, Jonathan’s father. Bruce Dern and Will Forte Merie W. Wallace/Paramount Nebraska Stars: Bruce Dern Director: Alexander Payne Other screenings at the Movies for Grownups festival include Nebraska , starring Academy Award nominee Bruce Dern, 77, as a cantankerous father who wangles his son into a road trip to claim his sweepstakes prize. The movie, directed by Alexander Payne , is set to open in November and already is getting award buzz. Frank Langella and Christopher Plummer Jojo Whilden/HBO Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight Stars: Ed Begley Jr., Frank Langella, Christopher Plummer, Danny Glover Director: Stephen Frears Also previewing at the festival is Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight , to be shown on HBO on Oct. 5. The story behind Ali’s claim of conscientious objector status during the Vietnam War at the height of his boxing career, the movie stars, among others, Ed Begley Jr., who will take questions from the audience after the screening. AARP Movies for Grownups highlights feature films that speak to an audience that appreciates grownup themes and stars. The annual Movies for Grownups Awards are announced in February and presented at a yearly gala soon after. Also of Interest