Macon Film Festival offering free screening of ‘Sleepy Hollow’

Staff reportOctober 24, 2013 

The Macon Film Festival is hosting a free outdoor screening of “Sleepy Hollow” next month at Tattnall Square Park.

The movie will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the park, located near Mercer University.

Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics.

Based on Washington Irving’s tale, “Sleepy Hollow” tells the story of the frightening Headless Horseman. Ichabod Crane, a New York City detective, is sent to the remote town of Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of bizarre murders, where a number of town residents have been found in the woods with their heads cut off. Legend had it that a ghost rides through the woods on horseback, chopping of the heads of the unsuspecting and unbelieving. Convinced there is a logical explanation for the murders, Crane dismisses the frightful legend -- until he encounters the supernatural warrior.

Sleepy Hollow, directed by Tim Burton, was released in 1999 and is rated R. Among the movie’s stars are Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci and Miranda Richardson.

The Macon Film Festival is an annual event held in downtown Macon. The organization celebrates independent films while promoting filmmaking. The film festival is heading into its ninth year with a four-day festival planned for Feb. 27- March 2, 2014.

For more information, go to or the festival’s Facebook page,

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