As we prepare for our 2015 season, we monitor the festival circuit for films that are of interest to AJFF. Here are just a few filmJewish issues and stories that debuted at Toronto.
This September, TCM proudly presents The Projected Image: The Jewish Experience on Film, a month-long showcase of movies focusing on Jewish history and heritage as portrayed on screen.
The ongoing crisis in Gaza has spilled into the world of Jewish film festivals in the past week, after the Tricycle Theatre in northwest London backed out of hosting the UK Jewish Film Festival. So long as the festival accepted sponsorship from the Israeli Embassy, the theatre says it cannot host the event.
Helen Marie Stern was many things -- a devoted supporter of the arts, a tireless volunteer, an animal lover -- but most of all she was our friend. Her death, this past Saturday, was not unexpected, but all the preparation in the world could not soften the blow.
Run Boy Run, the 2014 AJFF Opening Night film, is returning for a special encore. For those unable to attend the rescheduled Opening Night event due to winter weather, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is pleased to present three encore screenings on Wednesday, May 14 at Lefont Sandy Springs theater. Tickets are $18 and available for purchase now!