Atlanta Underground Film Festival

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Hello loves! 
I had the pleasure of attending the Atlanta Underground Film Festival last night and I wasn't prepared for how amazing it was going to be. I'm not a movie junkie by any means nor am I an independent film expert. I fall into the category of "sometimes I go to the movies and maybe I'll watch a documentary if it's on Netflix." Tragic, I know.  But I love film and I love how it brings people together and tells powerful stories, so I had to go to this event. And I'm so glad I did. 

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We went to the "Jig of Life Shorts Block", which were essentially short films, back to back, from 7:30-9 pm. Every single film was riveting, I was enthralled and engaged. Maybe it's my untrained, non-movie expert eye, or maybe it's just that I don't do this enough,  but by the time the segment was over I was filled with a surge of creativity and inspiration that I haven't gotten from film in a long time. There was so much talent displayed, I was inspired. 

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Some of my favorites, though honestly all of them were amazing, included: 

- "The Herd" by Colin Borden
 Just. So. Intense. 

- "Jada" by Doug Roland
Such a moving story with beautiful cinematography. Somehow this slightly sad story is told in a lighthearted way.

- "Behind the Wall" by Bat-Sheva Guez
An inspiring, wonder-filled story told in one apartment building. I just loved it. 

- "Damon at 86th Street" by Emily Sheskin
A reminder to stay positive, follow your dreams no matter what, and have gratitude. And to support Damon C. Scott

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Incredible films aside, I chose to wear a glittery t-shirt dress and some 70's inspired boots. I wore fake lashes for the first time and it felt like there were butterflies perched on my eyes (heavy, very heavy.)

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Today's the last day for this awesome festival so check it out!

Much love, 
Nikka