There seem to be a lot of film festivals geared toward non-believers lately and that’s a wonderful thing — more of a chance to meet other atheists while enjoying new and old films filled with blasphemy, heresy, and hilarity.
The annual Atheist Film Festival takes place on Sunday, August 21st at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco.
“Too often mainstream films have embraced a generic, watered-down spirituality and magical thinking,” says David Fitzgerald, director of the Atheist Film Festival. “What’s worse, many films treat science and reason as a cold, comfortless, empty worldview and paint skeptical characters as either uptight killjoys who get their come-uppance; or as victims, bitter at their loss of faith who are humbled and tearfully return to God at the film’s end.” But atheist filmmakers are starting to change all that.
They’ll be screening The Ledge and Agora, along with animated shorts and amateur films.
If you’d like to submit your own movie for inclusion, all the information can be found here. The deadline is the end of the month! (If you put me in your film’s credits, I’ll send you a cookie.)
(Thanks to Anne for the link!)