The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Is Back!
If you enjoy the movie scene in Atlanta and are looking to discover new films, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is happening right here in town! From January 24th to February 15th, join some of the most talented filmmakers in the world in a celebration of their art. The line-up for this year’s festival is jam-packed with screenings and many features that will be premiering in the U.S. Over the span of the festival, 75 movies will be shown from 24 countries.
While most of the films being presented at the festival are indie flicks and documentaries, the array of talent that is a part of these projects is unbelievable. For example, Emma Thompson and Brendan Gleeson star in Alone in Berlin which premieres on January 24th as a part of the AJFF’s opening night program. The Last Laugh is a new documentary that, in the thread of Jewish related themes that populate the festival, explores the topic of Holocaust jokes and stars Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, and Chris Rock.
With the premiere of The Last Laugh, we begin to see ties to Atlanta with Chris Rock, who was here when What to Expect When You’re Expecting was filmed. But there are other more prevalent connections, including Olympic Pride, Olympic Prejudice that has multiple screenings throughout the festival and is directed by Deborah Riley Draper, a Savannah native. But Draper is not the only Georgia connection in the film: according to the AJFF blog, several of the interviewees in the film are connected to Atlanta.
This year’s festival will kick off on January 24th at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and end on February 15th at Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall with showings throughout the city in-between. Check-out the full schedule on the AJFF website for more details. Tickets for the festival are on sale now and can be ordered either online, by phone, or at the box office! Our AMT crew will certainly be there! Will you?