Actress Illeana Douglas, a former Emmy nominee who starred in such movies as “To Die For,” “Goodfellas” and “Message In a Bottle,” will kick off the fifth annual Macon Film Festival with a special screening of her Web-based film series, “Easy To Assemble,” on Feb. 19 at the Cox Capitol Theatre.
Douglas is the granddaughter of Academy Award winner Melvyn Douglas, a Macon native. The film festival is naming its Best In Show Award in honor of Melvyn Douglas.
The elder Douglas won supporting actor Oscars for his roles in “Hud” and “Being There.” MAGA will screen his movie, “The Candidate,” at 2 p.m. Feb. 18.
MAGA will run Feb. 18-21. For more information about tickets and schedules, visit www.maconfilmfestival.com.