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Athens in Our Lifetimes

After growing up in Athens and seeking their fortunes in the wider world, Grady Thrasher and Kathy Prescott moved back here because they love Athens and want it to stay this way. To help figure out how our offbeat town came about, they talked with scores of Athenians from all walks of life. They dug out archival footage and combined it with excerpts from their interviews. The result is Athens in Our Lifetimes, an hour-and-a-half documentary in which people try to define just how Athens came to be such a special place and whether it can be guarded against the forces of banality. In addition to the rare footage, there’s lots of talk from lots of familiar faces.