If you're a film buff looking for something you can attend all month just a hop and skip away from your Atlanta apartment, you'll want to check out the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, which is taking place February 6th through the 26th throughout metro Atlanta.
Founded by the Atlanta branch of the American Jewish Committee to strengthen the Jewish community in the Atlanta area and encourage intergroup diversity, the first AJFF ran in 2000. The festival initially welcomed about 2,000 moviegoers, but it has exponentially grown in the past two decades and has around 30,000 attendees every year.
2019 AJFF Hosted at Six Locations February 6th–26th 2019
AJFF is now anchored at the new Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center, where closing night festivities on February 26th will be hosted as well. The festivities kick off at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and hosting a handful of screenings, too.
Films are also being shown at Regal Atlantic Station, Regal Perimeter Pointe, UA Tara Cinemas and the Rich Auditorium in the Woodruff Arts Center, where Young Professionals Night will be held.
Notable Films and Speakers
Before and after most screenings, viewers will have the opportunity to engage with speakers in a Q&A. Several prominent guests are confirmed, including Rosanna Arquette, Montreal-based host of Chewdaism Steak Shapiro, Holocaust historian, Deborah Lipstadt, and TV personality, Victoria Stilwell.
A slew of narrative and documentary films are being shown from historical and modern perspectives. Preserving living memory of the Holocaust is a monumental feat of Claude Lanzmann, and Shoah: Four Sisters is being shown using cut footage from the 1985 documentary. Alt-Right: Age of Rage dives into the rising polarity in America. The Last Resort tells the story of the rise and fall of a shtetl in Miami Beach in the 1960s and 70s. Jewish individuals in other marginalized groups have their stories told in Fig Tree, a narrative about a Jewish teenager in Ethiopia falling in love with a Christian boy, and Family in Transition is a documentary about coming out as transgender in Israel.
Conveniently located right off of 85 and 78 and within walking distance of the North Avenue and Civic Center Red and Gold MARTA lines, Savannah Midtown has the convenience and amenities for movie nights in or out on the town. Contact us today to speak to a leasing agent and schedule a tour!