Atlanta Film Festival Introduces the Atlanta Gem Series

March 16,2012

The Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) rolls out the red carpet for a new tradition – a program called the Atlanta Gem Series. Rather than screening at a select number of traditional movie theatres in the city, the Atlanta Film Festival will branch out and present programming at Landmark Midtown and The Plaza, along with unique local venues including The Rialto, The Woodruff Arts Center, The Earl Smith Strand Theatre and The Goat Farm. 

"John Portman: A Life of Building," is one of many outstanding films featured in the 2012 Atlanta Film Festival, and is sponsored by Central Atlanta Progress. Don't miss a screening of this acclaimed documentary on Monday, March 26. 

John Portman: A Life of Building (USA)
Director: Ben Loeterman
57 min

Monday, March 26, 7:00pm – Rich Auditorium, Woodruff Arts Center
Once a maverick who was nearly run out of the American Institute of Architects, John Portman is now recognized as one of the most innovative and imitated architects ever. Over 45 years, Portman's iconic urban statements and eye-popping interiors have risen in 60 cities on four continents to redefine cityscapes all over the world.

Followed by: Reception and art exhibit of Portman’s work at the Woodruff Arts Center
Admission: $10; available at the door and