Pack your summer screening calendar with these Best Bets for May, including live Game of Thrones watch parties, a Mother’s Day screening of Grey Gardens, and Georgia on My Screen, an interactive exhibition presented by the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum and the Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office.
Throughout the month of May: Game of Thrones Live! Every Sunday night throughout the month of May, PULP Atlanta will host free live screenings of Game of Thrones. Attendees are invited to bring their own snacks and drinks and watch the latest episode.
May 10: Screening of Even the Wind Is Afraid. PULP Atlanta presents an $8 screening of this 1968 Mexican cult classic horror film.
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library
May 3 through December 31: Georgia on My Screen: Jimmy Carter and the Rise of the Film Industry. May 3 is the opening night of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum’s Georgia on My Screen exhibition. The exhibit will trace the rise of the film industry in Georgia, beginning with Jimmy Carter’s creation of the first state film office, and will include artifacts from more than 60 films, blockbuster movies and hit television shows. It’ll be on display through the end of the year.
May 6: WUSSY Mag and Out on Film present Queers on Film: The Doom Generation at Plaza Theatre.
The Phillip Rush Center
May 9: Out on Film and Atlanta Pride present a screening of Desert Hearts. Out on Film is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots with “50 Years of LGBT Cinema.” As part of their screening series, they present this free screening of the female-directed and produced Desert Hearts.
Landmark Midtown Arts Cinema
May 6: Jimi Hendrix Electric Church. This documentary screening shines a light on Jimi Hendrix’s legendary performance at the 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival before the biggest audience of his career.
May 22: Documentary screening of Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock n’ Roll, featuring Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt, Johnny Lyon and David Sancious.