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BBC America Sponsors British Comedy Shorts at Atlanta Film Festival
No offense, Spike Lee: we all know that the Brits are the true original kings and queens of comedy. On Royal Wedding Friday (April 29), BBC America will celebrate British comedic royalty at the Atlanta Film Festival, sponsoring an evening screening of short films featuring some pretty massive UK stars. (If you’re too bleary-eyed from all of that early-morning royal wedding viewing, a second screening is set for Thursday, May 5 at the festival. See the full schedule and order tickets here.)
The lineup includes Car Park Babylon, a short starring comedian Bill Bailey (who also wrote and directed alongside Joe Magee), and Steve, directed by actor Rupert Friend. That short, which is about a young couple plagued by unwanted visits from a neighbor, stars Friend’s now ex-girlfriend Keira Knightley and a certain recent Academy Award winner named Colin Firth.