“The genre person in me was excited about doing a really weird haunted house movie that was also a bit of a gothic romance,” says Bruckner of a film that often evokes psychologically rich, female-centric horror like Roman Polanski’s “Repulsion” and the recent Australian dementia-horror film “Relic” along with classic Alfred Hitchcock gothic mysteries like 1940′s “Rebecca.”

UGA grad and former Atlantan, film director David Bruckner.
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UGA grad and former Atlantan, film director David Bruckner.
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Credit: Dunja Dopsaj

A University of Georgia grad, the framework for Bruckner’s own interest in the darker side of life may have been nurtured in his childhood growing up in the Atlanta suburbs: his father was a police detective and his mother worked as an emergency room nurse. Dinner table conversations, he remembers, were interesting.

“There was a lot of caution in my household.

“And so you sort of seek out the things that you’re afraid of, in some ways,” he says of how horror has captured his imagination as a filmmaker.

An active member of the city’s tight, thriving independent film scene in the early 2000s, Bruckner managed to make the leap from the local scene to the national one. But at heart, he says, “I still feel like an Atlanta filmmaker.”

“That’s where my approach to working with actors, and working with story comes from,” he says. He calls those collaborative experiences working in Atlanta “my film school.”

Alongside co-directors Jacob Gentry and Dan Bush, Bruckner launched his film career while still in Atlanta with the release of the 2007 horror film “The Signal,” an anthology film that screened at that year’s Sundance Film Festival and helped propel his move into the film industry.

Since leaving Atlanta, Bruckner has carved out a niche directing smart, psychological television and horror films that put enough spin on genre chestnuts to feel a cut above the usual thriller. His first feature, the creepy “The Ritual,” is a Scandinavian shocker with shades of “Deliverance” and “Midsommar” about a group of buddies who get lost in the Swedish woods where they are targeted by a horrific folklore-worthy Norse monster. With its rich backstory about tensions within a group of friends, Bruckner has called “The Ritual” a film about “masculinity in crisis.”

“I made the film when I was 37-38, and it’s about guys approaching middle age, who are realizing their limitations, and they’re growing out of friendships, and they’re losing respect for one another, in some ways. And that’s a tough, dark place that’s not unfamiliar to me.”

An unusually layered film in its own right, “The Night House” is not just a heart-pounding thriller with a genuinely unnerving litany of shocks that unfold in the entrapping, maze-like set piece of Beth’s lake house. “Some of this is about the awkwardness of grief,” says Bruckner, which also separates and isolates its victims.

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The poster for the horror-thriller “The Night House.”
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An indication of how Bruckner has gravitated towards projects that elegantly play with genre tropes, “The Night House” also bucks the horror convention of women victims under attack in a smart, genre-defying script by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski.

As Bruckner notes, Beth is not your usual horror scream queen, “she’s not running, jumping, screaming, you know, away from the problem. She’s someone who is going towards the scary things, which is because she’s driven to understand why her husband has taken his life and is willing to put herself in peril to find those answers. So her desire for information, for context to find him in the midst of this is greater than her self preservation.”

Bruckner’s next project is a reimagining of the 1987 Clive Barker horror classic “Hellraiser.” In the same way personal and contemporary anxieties and nuances can imprint his other projects, Bruckner says, “something like ‘Hellraiser’ there’s got to be some core relatable thread,” that he hopes to tap into.

“The Night House” opens Friday, August 20 in Atlanta.

This is the first time in 17 years that we haven't gotten together for German Bierfest Atlanta. We miss seeing you guys,...

Posted by German Bierfest Atlanta on Monday, August 3, 2020

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I was turned away from the hospital because old people needed the beds. They didn’t want me and told me I would survive. I went back to the cabin. The whole world — including me — was panicking. I didn’t want to go back to Atlanta and the condo where 200 people would be sharing elevators. We wanted to control our environment.”","_id":"QNFSGOKLCVG2JMTCGHAVUZKAZU","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1628527365324,"type":"text","content":"The pair moved to the cabin to wait out COVID-19 and found their stress levels were down. Both had employers who “prioritized people’s comfort” and allowed them to work from home. “We had no issues working from the cabin. 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Instead of spending money and going out to restaurants, after work they now Jet Ski. “It’s free. People pay for that on a vacation,” he says. Although Adams says his Atlanta friends visit often, he’s found a new social set. “We meet people on the water. You’re in a cove and find yourself talking to the people on the next boat and sharing drinks. It’s a different community.”","_id":"IQYCRJEQRRGJFGZO52EXWBMYPM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1628527365328,"type":"text","content":"Evans admits the rural life has some disadvantages. “We almost had to fight to get cable and, of course, we are putting a generator into our house. If there’s ice here, you’re stuck.”","_id":"GYVOMZUA6BGXLLVH6CUH2SOXPM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1628527365329,"type":"text","content":"But she’ll take the trade-offs. “We call it our slice of heaven. You come into the gates and you see bald eagles, deer with babies; the wildlife engulfs you. 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Every family member played at least one instrument, and his earliest memories include listening to the classic Ormandy recordings of standard symphonic repertory. At 10, the family moved to Milan for six years, where his mother directed a music program in an American school. Upon his return, Dixon studied piano at Eastman, and played French horn in band and youth orchestra.","_id":"6LEELOCCOJCDXLX2UMXHIHVJ7A","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1628678857380,"type":"text","content":"After completing his education at Dartmouth and Northwestern University, he embarked upon a 20-year career managing some of the most notable musical entities in the country, including the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chicago’s Music of the Baroque. Dixon came to Spivey in 2004, initially assisting then-director Sherryl Nelson, then in 2006 became, as he jokes, “King of the Forest. 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The university was unable to accept my proposal, so I stepped back from the precipice and decided to carry on for a while. Then my dad passed away in 2019, and that started my internal clock ticking. My boss here at Clayton State was Dr. Tim Hynes, and he was taking retirement on June 30. In one of our meetings I heard myself say, “I so envy the freedom you’re about to have.” When I heard myself say that, a bolt of light went through me, because my own need to have this freedom was real.","_id":"BOBYJ3QRCFAVNMNHEI375ZTIJ4","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1628678857384,"type":"text","content":"And to be very honest, I got pretty battered up by having to wipe out the season-and-a-half because of the pandemic. I am tremendously proud of how we at Spivey Hall pivoted to online performances, and we had great success with that. But it was physically exhausting to wipe everything out, go to virtual concert presentation, and produce and edit it all. These things require six million clicks of the mouse. I decided I needed to spend less time in front of a screen, and for the first time in my professional life I decided I needed to put my life before work.","_id":"D5WMQUZCLZFNVKVXVGD3VZRD7A","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1628678857385,"type":"text","content":"I also felt that after 17 years, it was time for, if not a reboot, a refresh. Institutions need renewal periodically; they need injection of new ideas, and people who have different relationships with the repertoire or different understandings of how we might engage new audiences and develop the reach and value of virtual programming. I’ve worked in music my entire professional life, and that is something I have been extremely fortunate to do. I have long relationships with major orchestras and conductors, and have aspired to a standard of excellence, and I don’t give that up easily. But I also know that it’s very challenging to sustain that level of excellence if you’re not all in and I need to be not all in now. I need my own period of renewal.","_id":"XLUD3ZI6KVHE7GAYSUEMTV7RYI","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1628678857386,"type":"text","content":"ArtsATL: What do you think enabled Spivey Hall to become such a huge presence so quickly?","_id":"GPCJBVPXWVH5ZKYARF2EQLZ6SQ","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1628678857387,"type":"text","content":"Dixon: When Emilie Spivey moved ahead with plans to build this gorgeous hall after the death of Walter Spivey in 1984, she had the great foresight to not only raise the money for the hall itself, but to also create a foundation to support music programs at Clayton State. That is a necessary feature for any small hall which has a limited revenue potential to pay fees for international artists like Renée Fleming or Itzhak Perlman. Also, from the very beginning, concerts at Spivey Hall were recorded for radio broadcast and made available. There was a series of broadcasts with the 1996 Olympics which my predecessor Sherryl Nelson engineered. We hosted the Calgary international organ competition finals twice. In other words, we’ve had a strong media presence from the beginning.","owner":"sponsored":false,"id":"ajc","copyright":"© 2000 Atlanta Journal-Constit","address":"locality":"Morrow","region":"GA","syndication":,"caption":"A portrait of Emilie Spivey hangs across the lobby from a portrait of her husband in Spivey Hall at Clayton State University in Morrow. 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Artists love it, they are inspired by it, and they can take chances here. The sense of audience connection in this hall is so palpable. You can see the artists’ eyes, you can see their faces, and when the acoustics are this great you know this concert is something you’re going to remember for the next 20 years. If you are a real music lover, there is very little in life that can surpass that, and Spivey Hall attracted very passionate music lovers. And that has been the secret of Spivey Hall’s success.","_id":"B6T7I7AF3VAT5HFVX2ZFL7UXSU","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1628678857389,"type":"text","content":"ArtsATL: Have you followed any particular philosophy in your programming? How have you determined what would fly and what wouldn’t?","_id":"AB3GUWFYHVHLPBMMQQGXDWQCTA","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1628678857390,"type":"text","content":"Dixon: I always felt variety and balance are key. I felt that a season of programs basically represented something like a series of dinner parties. You have to create a menu. As much as we love steak, you don’t really want steak every day. And as much as we love certain vegetables and fruits, they’re not always available or in season. You must create the best of what you can to entice people to choose to come and enjoy this meal. I learned from a telemarketer (my first job was as a telemarketer for the Rochester Philharmonic, and I’ve been talking to people about music ever since) you sell the sizzle as well as the steak. So the programming ethos is “variety in balance.”","_id":"6UXUVBHJZBGPXMWJASGPK3BK4Y","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1628678857391,"type":"text","content":"You have to think about where the audience is, meet them honestly, and respect their listening expectations. And you have to create expectations. This has everything to do with how one writes about concerts. I think there is tremendous power in knowledgeable personal enthusiasm about music. Tell me about the artist, tell me what this experience is going to be. There is a deeper history of choral music and singing in Atlanta than there is instrumental music, so we have to be the lichen in the granite and grow from what there is in order to create more.","_id":"6XNRVLKLGVCFZGLXV6A6OZASNQ","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1628678857392,"type":"text","content":"This is our mission statement: “Spivey Hall, Clayton State University’s acoustically superb recital hall, cultivates a community of artists and audiences who share a passion for the discovery and appreciation about expanding music, through concerts and learning experiences.” This has served us extremely well. 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Born on Cape Cod, Remy Johnson did not come from a family of musicians, though there was a piano in the house and music was always around. (Her father likes to joke that he bequeathed her his own musical talent, unused.)","_id":"H5E3WVOXEFATFDOW4P2XYSM3TE","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1628250399498,"type":"text","content":"When she was 6 her mother took her to a recital, where she saw a harp for the first time. “It was like a magnet,” she recalls. “I remember just being drawn to the harp and how beautiful it was. The lady said that she was tuning, but after the concert she would let me come up and play. Afterward she beckoned me and I got to strum it. I was captivated. There are so many colors that come out of the instrument. 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Historical women composers ranging from the relatively well-known to the decidedly obscure are joined by a handful of works from the present day. Much of this music was originally composed for piano. The transcriptions are all Remy Johnson’s. The selection of repertory was done with meticulous care.","_id":"Y3TYCSAY25D7VGNR2WGHQY7FH4","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1628250399501,"type":"text","content":"“It depended on how the composers were approaching the piano in specific compositions,” she says. “For example, something with a ton of activity in the low octaves on the piano and lots of repeated notes is not going to work with the vibration of the strings on the harp, it would just be a buzzy mess. Some other deal breakers were intense chromaticism. For example, in ‘Desdemona’ in the Mel Bonis collection. One part of it almost didn’t work and I had to come up with creative ways of using enharmonics and rewriting pitches to get the music across. 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It’s refreshing to see an artist tackling the divide between belief and reality that the American ideal can often represent, especially in the realm of social justice. After a year and a half of isolation and cataclysmic social upheaval, it is surprising to see so few local exhibitions digging deep into the pain, injustice and rage that defined 2020. Though devoid of anything as powerful as anger, there is a thread of discontent running through “Freedom Isn’t Free” in references to the slave trade, to the heavy burden borne by Black women and, as indicated from the enormous loads and babies toted by the women in two small “Exodus” papercuts, the toll of emigration.","_id":"OZIT4YEUDFCXTB7DIS6W54IQRI","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1627998889108,"type":"text","content":"The exhibition is a mix of more contemporary work and other pieces that are more than twenty years old. 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A photographer friend broke the news to Gay when he saw voter-related posters on top of it. Gay learned that an unnamed voting initiative considered the posters part of its own public-art project. Surely a mistake and not permanent, right? Wrong. Some city workers — not archivists or anyone sanctioned by the city’s Office of Cultural Affairs — figured the best way to remove the posters was by blowtorch. Gay believes strongly that there must be a language of sacredness for public art from the top down and the bottom up.","_id":"ANEJ5PF7EVFB7B63ZMTXQ5MZXU","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1627590260257,"type":"text","content":"She started talking and posting about the vandalism, as did other artists. There have been deeper, more targeted messages. 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Artists responded but chose not to show the damage vandals had done. The “white supremacist hatred,” as Dirga called it, was buffed out. He took to Instagram after finding seven murals vandalized. “Cabbagetown won’t stand for repugnant ideas, or resentful tags on our walls,” he said, “nor will we post photos glorifying toxic additions to beautiful artwork created by amazing artists.”","_id":"QLRXE7PUGRDDRAJU7YJ32SNJY4","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1627590260263,"type":"text","content":"In an email to ArtsATL, SOFAHOOD called the acts tasteless, obviously racially motivated and extremely disrespectful. “If you have some opinion to share make your own art about it,” she said. “Don’t ruin another artist’s work.”","_id":"BG2CKWGNHZDYZLHD5TRCPT4EEE","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1627590260264,"type":"text","content":"Arrrtaddict, whose indigenous representation mural on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Edgewood Bridge earned positive feedback this year, has been tagged three times. She doesn’t think the taggers realize they’re damaging the work of upcoming artists. “I would love to figure out who these kids are and say, ‘Hey, if you really want to paint, come help me. Let’s do a mural together. Let me show you how to submit a proposal. Let me show you what you need to do so you can get a wall, too.’”","_id":"7KOBJ2JWFVEVZPLKZFMPNE2PYE","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1627590260265,"type":"text","content":"Curator Courtney Brooks’ 2020 “Journey of a Black Girl” project featured multiple installations, including a clubhouse that worked as a pop-up gallery. Yuzly Mathurin painted a mural there depicting a little girl with Afro-puffs. 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Her installation of 15-foot fiber-art braids — 26 of them — were affixed to the bridge in a way that should have made them untouchable. One day she received a call that one braid was missing and that a young boy had been seen with it.","_id":"CG73NJLOJREX7OYDIE4G747KRY","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1627590260267,"type":"text","content":"She walked around the neighborhood to see if anyone knew anything. She came upon elders sitting and children playing outside a nearby apartment complex — like “Journey of a Black Girl” in living color. As she spoke to little girls doing hair, she explained who she was, told them what the art was about and talked with them about public art. They connected, but she never did find the boy with the braid.","level":3,"_id":"MM5PERJOS5EG3FGBKLJQICF7SY","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1627590260268,"type":"header","content":"“How can we find folks who have something to say?”","_id":"OKJUB6ILOVFM5CHIC5LOTUNZ6A","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1627590260269,"type":"text","content":"In some instances, 2020′s COVID-19 shut-in and the divisiveness across the country may have made public art more noticeable as a target. Karen Anderson Singer, the artist behind Tiny Doors ATL, has seen many of her 7-inch sculptures vandalized, some more blatantly than others. The rainbow door (Door 2, Atlanta BeltLine, Old Fourth Ward) has been tagged over the years; in the past year, however, the tagging began to overwhelm it.","_id":"MKAJRJLFMRFXBNQLSUPVHXSNAI","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1627590260270,"type":"text","content":"Singer is less focused on those who’ve done the damage than on what changes she, other artists and the community can make to help taggers feel like their voices are heard. “How can we find folks who have a spray can, have something to say and give them a place to do it that doesn’t tear anyone else down?” she asked. In the past three months, she’s also noticed that people have visited Door 2 to spray in an arch that replaces the lost rainbow.","_id":"Q4QARS46DJCXFMV6KTBNGBYDTI","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1627590260271,"type":"text","content":"She wants to find more ways to engage young people, to talk about the story behind public art and how it’s brave to put your voice out there. When you’re young, you have no idea about permits or spaces to create freely. “There’s room that we can build respect here,” she said. “There’s room for all of us.”","_id":"A3UJLJKJXZAJNI4EJ4G2LP72W4","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1627590260272,"type":"text","content":"In an email statement, Camille Russell Love, executive director of the city’s Office of Cultural Affairs, said her office has a conservation and maintenance team that routinely addresses graffiti on its public art. “The nature of public art is that it is in the public space and while most enjoy and appreciate it, there is an element that does not understand the impact of their destructive acts. 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While there are a few new additions, including a Friday night drag show, a lot of the regular features will be in place. Back are the Mimosa 5k, the mini-concerts and dance performances, the food vendors and hundreds of artists. Organizers are hopeful the public will return as well, especially since the pandemic is not yet over, and guidance from federal health officials over when and where to wear masks is in flux.","_id":"ZIUNLP4ZNVAJ5CHKTYQQN55D44","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1627594938872,"type":"text","content":"“This is a new world,” said Brian Hill, executive director of the festival. “We don’t know how people are feeling and we’ve never done it in the summer before. 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More than 1,000 painters, potters, glass blowers, textile artists, jewelry makers and other artists typically compete for one of the coveted spots in the nationally recognized, juried arts festival. This year, however, the number of selected artists is down from two years ago, from 260 to 200, about 26 % Hill said. 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The festival has typically been a free event, excluding tickets for VIP services such as food in the chefs’ tent. This year, while general admission is still free, there is a suggested $5 donation upon entry, though it is not required. While Hill declined to reveal the festival’s budget, he said that like many in the events industry, the Dogwood took a significant financial hit in 2020.","_id":"A2O5RGXOWNEGPPDMLX3LWG3YTU","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1627594938877,"type":"text","content":"“We could sit it out and wait until next year and we’d have less to offer,” Hill said. “But now we’re just moving forward.”","_id":"R2RO4DONV5BTVJT3SPYPPI7GHA","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1627655019831,"type":"text","content":"Moving forward also means acknowledging the rise in violent crime that has plagued Atlanta (as well as other big cities around the country) over the last year. In late July, a woman and her dog were killed in the park. Knowing that people are rattled, security will be stepped up this year for the festival, with an increased number of uniformed and plainclothes police officers on park grounds and surrounding streets, Hill said. They will be present around the clock all three days of the festival’s run.","_id":"TTU24DV35NAZNAIVAAW3KCVOZM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1627594938878,"type":"text","content":"Apart from art, food is a big draw for the festival, from corn dogs to lemonade. Those will still be in abundance but there are major changes in the VIP food section as well. Instead of a barbecue sampler spread primarily prepared off-site and brought in, chefs from local restaurant groups will be onsite “over a fire pit cooking together,” Hill said. The festival is covering a significant portion of the cost of food, Hill said, since the restaurant industry was among the hardest hit by the pandemic. Many restaurants are struggling to lure and retain staff in their brick-and-mortar buildings, let alone for a weekend festival.","owner":"sponsored":false,"id":"ajc","address":,"syndication":,"caption":"Usually in April, when dogwood trees are in bloom, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival will take place this year in August. 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