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The 9th Annual Macon Film Festival features workshops, special guest appearances and film screenings on all four days.

While this may be its ninth year, the festival is starting off with a bang.

Thursday night at 7:30, audiences can see Muscle Shoals, a documentary about how a small town by the Tennessee River in Alabama created some of America's most beloved music.

If drama is more your style, there's Brother's Keeper.

The film, set in Georgia in the 1950s, tells the story of identical twin brothers who find themselves entangled in a murder trial. It will be showing on Friday night at 7:30.

On Saturday, there's Birdy. It was filmed in 1984, and one of the stars, Matthew Modine will be a special guest.

The Cannes film festival awarded film is about a Vietnam veteran obsessed with becoming a bird due to mental illness caused by the war.

It will show that night at 7:30.

Last but certainly not least is Nebraska. It's been nominated for six Oscars.

It's about a man and his estranged son driving from Montana to Nebraska to receive a million-dollar sweepstakes prize.

The festival will run from Thursday, Feb. 27 through Sunday, March 3.

All four of those films will be playing at the Cox Capitol Theatre on Second Street.

The Douglass Theatre on Martin Luther King Boulevard and the 567 on Cherry Street will also be showing many other films during the festival.

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