ATL (2006)

USA | 2006 | 105 minutes | PG

Let’s go back in time with The Black Nerds on March 16th and journey to the southside with a screening of “ATL” at The Revue Cinema. Directed by Chris Robinson, ATL takes us to the early 2000s, when Atlanta’s hip-hop scene was on the brink of a revolution. 

“ATL” is a captivating coming-of-age tale set against the vibrant backdrop of Atlanta’s neighborhoods and streets. Follow Rashad, Ant, Esquire, and Brooklyn as they navigate the twists and turns of growing up in ‘The A’ .

One of the film’s standout scenes is the Cascade skating rink, a beloved fixture of Atlanta’s cultural landscape. Here, skating isn’t just a hobby—it’s a way of life, an integral part of the city’s identity. As Rashad and his friends glide effortlessly across the rink, we’re immersed in the electric atmosphere of Atlanta’s skate culture, where friendships are forged and the fun never ends.

“ATL” also delves into the complex economic dynamics of Atlanta, a city where African Americans play a significant role in shaping the economic landscape.We get to witness each character navigate the nuances of class division. Through the characters’ journeys, we explore themes of identity and ambition, all while bearing witness to the challenges and triumphs of navigating a city in flux.

Before the cityscape underwent further gentrification, “ATL” immortalizes the architectural gems and neighborhoods that defined Atlanta’s landscape.

Amidst the narrative, “ATL” also captures the emergence of trap music, a genre that would come to define Atlanta’s hip-hop scene in the years to come. With appearances from hip-hop heavyweights like Big Boi and T.I., “ATL” brings an authentic slice of Atlanta’s culture to the screen. It’s a celebration of the city’s rich tapestry, its unique vibe, and the indomitable spirit that continues to inspire generations.

Join us for a night of southern hospitality as we honor the legacy of ‘A Town’ with “ATL”.  (FADUMA GURE)

Director: Chris Robinson
Cast: T.I., Evan Ross, Jackie Long, Lauren London


Doors Open 30 Minutes Before Showtime.


General Admission: $16

Loyalty Members, Students & Seniors: $13

Individual/Family Members: FREE

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