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ATHENS PREMIERE SCREENING!
SOMEBODIESwriter/director: Hadjii Handprodicer: Nate Kohn, Pam Kohncast: Hadjii Hand, Kaira AkitaUSA, 2006, Digital, Color, 89 minutes
In person appearace: Q&A with Hadjii Hand and Kaira AkitaSomebodies takes a lighthearted jab at what it is to be young, carefree, and reckless in America from a distinctly fresh perspective. Scottie, a 22-year-old African American college student, is just living life as it comes; he and his roommates are more than happy to live up to the standards of typical college students—partying, women, and flat-out fun. But eventually, Scottie's nonchalant approach toward life, combined with his love of a good time and appreciation of a "cold one," lands him in some hot water. Encircled by a wild group of friends, an eccentric love interest, off-the-wall family members, convicts, and a fire-and-brimstone preacher, Scottie's road to recovery ultimately becomes a hilarious journey of self-discovery.And the Lord said, "Let there be Hadjii." …Can I get a hallelujah? From the alt-rock hotbed of Athens, Georgia, comes an invigorating new comedic voice in independent film. Triple-threat writer/director/actor Hadjii uses the distinct flavor of the South and an immensely talented supporting cast to create memorable characters and lines that will leave you laughing long after the film ends. By portraying young black men who aren't thugs or Mr. Nice Guys, he infuses the film with insightful perspectives on people who are living ordinary lives as they try to make sense of the senselessness that is America today. — Trevor Groth (Suncance 2006 Program note)
The screening is the Willson Center’s keynote event in the UGA 2012 Spotlight on the Arts festival and is supported by the UGA Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.
Co-hosts: The University of Georgia Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, in partnership with the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. The Willson Center will host a public reception following the screening. The Spotlight on the Arts festival is presented by the UGA Arts Council, of which the Willson Center is a participating unit. More than 50 events are scheduled during the nine-day festival in November. For more information, see arts.uga.edu.
General Admission 11.28
Members, Students, Seniors & Military (w/ID) 8.90