Inspired by a true story, The Fat Boy Chronicles reveals the emotionally painful world obese teens experience in the face of a thin-obsessed society. At age 14, 5’5″ Jimmy weighs in at 187 pounds. Outside the comfort of his family and church, life for Jimmy is a constant struggle. The cruel taunts of his classmates make going to school or playing sports a humiliating experience. Yet, he still manages to focus on his goals — to lose weight and win over the girl of his dreams.
Music Supervisor for the film, Kim Burdges (Mixtape Atlanta), tapped into the Atlanta music scene to create the perfect soundtrack for The Fat Boy Chronicles. Atlanta bands such as Weapons of Audio, Death On Two Wheels, Y-O-U, The Judies and All Get Out are featured in the film.
Mixtape Atlanta and Tin Roof Films present The Atlanta Premiere of The Fat Boy Chronicles. Cast, filmmakers, bands from the soundtrack, and other notables are all coming out to celebrate the release of this featured film based on the popular book by the same name.
Red carpet starts at 7 p.m. and the film starts at 7:30 p.m. Ticket to premiere includes free admission to after-part/concert at Vinyl featuring performances by All Get Out and Weapons of Audio. Both bands’ music is featured in the film.