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AARP Life@50+ National Event and Expo

Movies for Grownups Atlanta Film Festival

AARP offers a look at 4 new films — and interviews with the stars

Hollywood stars Andy Garcia and Ed Begley Jr. will join thousands of AARP members in Atlanta this week for two days of special screenings at the AARP Movies for Grownups Film Festival.

Part of AARP's Life@50+ National Event and Expo Oct. 3-5, the festival features four movies of particular interest to the 50-plus audience, all of them films not yet released.

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

Andy Garcia and Vera Farmiga — Anchor Bay Entertainment

At Middleton

Stars: Andy Garcia and Vera Farmiga
Adam Rodgers

Andy Garcia, 57, stars in At Middleton, which opens next year, about a man and a woman (Vera Farmiga) who fall in love while taking their children on a college admissions tour. 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 in My Father and the Man in Black. (Ron Joy/New Chapter Productions, Inc.)

Johnny Cash and Saul Holiff — Ron Joy/New Chapter Productions, Inc.

My Father and the Man in Black

Stars: Johnny Cash and Saul Holiff
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 in Nebraska. (Merie W. Wallace/Paramount)

Bruce Dern and Will Forte — Merie W. Wallace/Paramount


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 in Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight. (Jojo Whilden/HBO)

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.

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