Part experimental comedy, part documentary, D’artagnan is the Champion follows first-time director Melissa Palmer and friends as she travels around Atlanta and its rural outskirts, determined to find all of the people and places who claim to have shaped the life of unruly rescue horse D’artagnan. “I don’t want to give away all of the details, but we quickly find that his dad was an Amish horse named Shorty Pimp, and his original name was Daddy O,” says Palmer. “After that, all sorts of interesting characters pop up: downtown buggy drivers, homeopathic salesmen, black cowboys, a bull rider and [D’artagnan’s] best friend, Princess the Pig.” Page Campbell of Dreamboat and Hope for Agoldensummer scored the soundtrack. The screening, which is presented by Film Athens, will be followed by a Q&A with cast member Cowboy Ron and members of the Marks family, who own D’artagnan. Afterwards at 11 p.m., Cowboy Ron will perform in The Unit alongside Stoni Taylor and Defiance Douglass of the Parliament-Funkadelic collective, and Smok Tagous, who drums for Arrested Development. Arrive early to meet cowboys Ron, Larry and Eddie, and their horses Royal, Fatman and Little Mama.
9 p.m. · FREE! · www.filmathens.net
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