Highlights of the Savannah Film Festival

November 4, 2014 6:47 PM

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One cannot separate the operation and success of the Savannah Film Festival from its primary driving force, the Savannah College of Art and Design. And while attending the latest Festival, which ran Oct. 25-Nov. 1, this writer was struck by the unanimous responses by locals. Most denizens of this picturesque tourist destination agree that SCAD is responsible for the decades-long resurgence of this Georgia city of approximately 250,000.

It would seem irrefutable when one considers that SCAD has more than 70 buildings in Savannah, to say nothing of SCAD Atlanta and satellite schools in Lacoste, France and Hong Kong. The recently opened Savannah Film Studios, a refurbishment of a former meat-packing plant on the outskirts of town, ha...

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