Poor Things – The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Savannah Film Festival has announced its 2023 lineup, and it is impressive, to say the least. The festival, which runs from October 28 to November 6, will feature a wide range of films, from documentaries to dramas to comedies.
Poor Things, Maestro, and The Color Purple
Movie buffs who mark the dates of the SCAD Savannah Film Festival on their calendars have learned to expect high-quality programming from the October film festival. Studios have learned to use the annual film festival as a showcase for top Oscar contenders, while also bringing talent to Georgia to meet with Savannah College of Art and Design students and pass on essential industry expertise. Even as the SAG-AFTRA strike continues to stymie the industry, the SCAD Savannah Film Festival has planned a lineup for the ages, one that will definitely entice moviegoers to Georgia beginning on Saturday, October 21.
The SCAD Savannah Film Festival has announced its programming for the 2023 event, and it’s chock-full of Academy Award candidates. We already knew that Christopher Nolan’s masterwork, Oppenheimer, would be included in this year’s programme, which will also include a special honors ceremony honoring the film’s cinematographer, Hoyte Van Hoytema. However, this is only the tip of the iceberg. The anticipated drama Nyad, starring Annette Bening and Jodie Foster, will kick off the SCAD Savannah Film Festival. It will conclude with Ava DuVernay’s Origin, which moved our own Corey Chichizola to tears during the Toronto International Film Festival.
This year’s SCAD Savannah Film Festival will feature a number of upcoming 2023 films shot in Savannah and the coastal Georgia area. The most notable is Blitz Bazawule’s daring new take on the famous classic, The Color Purple. Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Scott Sanders, and Quincy Jones are among the musical’s all-star producers. It also stars Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, Colman Domingo, Corey Hawkins, Halle Bailey, H.E.R., Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, and Fantasia Barrino, who makes her major motion film debut.
SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace stated:
The future of film lives at SCAD, where audiences can see next year’s Oscar winners at our SCAD Savannah Film Festival later this month, and where guests are treated to a BTS tour of the latest and greatest SCAD triumph: the new backlot at Savannah Film Studios, the largest at any university in the world. From Savannah cityscapes to a courthouse square and suburbs, the backlot is a paradise for our Bees and other area filmmakers. Come see everything for yourself!
If you are a fan of cinema, I highly recommend checking out the SCAD Savannah Film Festival. It is a great opportunity to see some of the best films of the year, and to learn more about the filmmaking. (Poor Things)