ATLANTA JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL 2018
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival kicked of January 23rd at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. This festival is not a niche festival; It is a festival made for everybody around the world.. AJFF started out to be a 3 day film festival to now a 23 day long event .
WHAT IS NEW?
The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) has announced its full lineup and official schedule for the 18th annual event, returning for 23 days from January 24 through February 15. The 2018 festival will present 192 screenings, with an international collection of 76 narratives and documentaries from 27 countries, at various Atlanta venues including;
- Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
- Perimeter Point 10
- Atlantic Station Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
- Hollywood Stadium 24
- The Springs Cinema & Taphouse
- Tara Cinemas 4
- The Woodruff Arts Center.
Opening and Closing Movies
Sammy Davis Junior: I’ve Gotta Be Me
Documentary • USA • 100 minutes
A rousing tribute to the iconic song-and-dance man in all his complexities and contradictions, Sammy Davis Junior: I’ve Gotta Be Me remembers the chameleon entertainer who blazed a trail across the shifting tides and flashpoints of 20th century America. Dazzling audiences since he was a child, Harlem-born Davis was a dancer, singer, vaudevillian, impressionist and actor of jaw-dropping artistry and unparalleled charisma. Entering showbiz at a time of racial tension and social upheaval, he found himself frequently courting controversy even while breaking barriers,
The cinematic celebration closes with a screening of The Last Suit on Thursday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m. The film follows the story of an 88-year-old Jewish tailor who leaves his home in Argentina for Poland, hoping to find the man who saved him from certain death during the Holocaust. It is a reminder of the enduring importance of family, friends, and keeping your word. The film will be followed up by a discussion with writer and director, Pablo Solarz and dessert reception at 9:00 p.m.
As seen through these three additions to the lineup, audiences can expect different flicks from this showcase of international cinema. A sneak peak of the festival’s lineup was announced recently:
THE FIRST LOOK INCLUDED THE FOLLOWING EIGHT FILMS:
- The Cakemaker
- Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
- Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas, special 25th-anniversary screening of Schindler’s List
- Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel
- Bye Bye Germany
- Act of Defiance
Kenny Blank, Executive Director of AJFF, says “There is a universality to the stories told in this year’s lineup, with both sweeping and epic stories, personal narratives, alternative perspectives, and stories that intersect with other communities. Our annual festival truly provides something for everyone.”
Tickets go on sale via AJFF.org beginning Wednesday, January 17. Ticket prices include:
$36 for Opening Night General Admission (includes complimentary parking and film)
$36 for Young Professionals Night, Presented by ACCESS (includes pre-show party and film)
$36 for Closing Night (includes complimentary parking, film, and post-screening dessert reception)
$12 for Matinee
$13 for Seniors/Students/Children
$15 for General Admission.
AJFF Inspire communities to new levels of social and cultural understanding. You won’t want to miss this for anything in the world. Engaging content from the beginning until the very end for both young and old.
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