Jim McKay Film Festival in Athens, GA, November 15-18

For those in and around Athens, GA… longtime friend and filmmaker extraordinaire, Jim McKay, will be in the Classic City for “Everyday People: The Film, Television, and Video Work of Jim McKay,” sponsored by the Willson Center at UGA as part of “Spotlight on the Arts,” Nov. 15-18:

More details here.

The opening event, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 at Ciné, 234 W. Hancock Ave. in downtown Athens, will be a gala reception and screening of Tourfilm, McKay’s feature-length concert film documenting R.E.M.’s 1989 world tour for the album Green. The event is a fundraising benefit for Whatever It Takes, an initiative of the local nonprofit Family Connection —€œ Communities in Schools whose mission is to fight poverty in Athens through support for public education and families.

This promises to be a weekend of excellent film and music, with special guest Dave Daley, editor in chief of Salon.com on hand to co-host the screening.