Chattanooga Now 'The Art of the Cinema' spotlights Hollywood, Dalton's film scene

Chattanooga Now 'The Art of the Cinema' spotlights Hollywood, Dalton's film scene

January 5th, 2017 by Staff Report in Chattanooga Now - Art

"The Art of the Cinema," on view through February at the Creative Arts Guild in Dalton, Ga., looks at 100 years of Hollywood influence on pop culture. The exhibition will be enhanced by four film screenings during its two-month run.

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A movie-themed art exhibition opening at Creative Arts Guild in Dalton, Ga., will run through two First Friday receptions and include four classic movie screenings.

"The Art of the Cinema" celebrates 100 years of Hollywood and the cultural icons it has produced using artwork, vintage movie posters and advertisements on loan from private collections.

The First Friday receptions will be themed to "Animation & Adventure" in January and to "Horror, Spy & Exploitation" in February. The exhibition concludes Friday, Feb. 24.

The Creative Arts Guild is at 520 W. Waugh St. in Dalton. For more information, contact gallery manager Savannah Thomas at savannaht@creativeartsguild.org or 706-279-3129.

SCHEDULE

Friday, Jan. 6

* First Friday reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Theme is "Animation & Adventure."

* Film screening, "A Decade Under the Innocence," 7:30 p.m. This 70-minute documentary is about the Creative Arts Guild's Young Filmmakers, a group from the 1970s whose ambitious Super 8 projects marked the beginning of the Dalton film scene. Included are interviews with the participants, many of whom have made careers in film or advertising, and footage from the films.

Friday, Jan. 13

* Film screening, a comedy billed as "the funniest movie you've never seen," 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 3

* First Friday reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Theme is "Horror, Spy & Exploitation."

* Film screening, "Island Girl," 7:30 p.m. This feature-length 1991 comedy was filmed in Dalton by CAG Young Filmmakers Allen C. Posten and Mark Hannah.

Friday, Feb. 10

* Film screening of a swinging '60s spy movie in the style of James Bond or Austin Powers, 7:30 p.m.