The entrance of the Clermont Hotel on Ponce de Leon Ave. in Atlanta.
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The entrance of the Clermont Hotel on Ponce de Leon Ave. in Atlanta.

The 11th annual Macon Film Festival kicks off this week, and one of the event’s featured films tells the story of an Atlanta institution called the Clermont Hotel. It closed a few years ago, but the nearly century-old building retains its status as a place where interesting and sometimes unseemly things happened. There are even a few ghost stories. The short documentary "Hotel Clermont" records the last six months of this iconic instustion's life before it closed. We talk with the film's director Heather Hutson and Bill Clark, who was the hotel's last manager before it closed in 2009.