• TOUCHDOWN ISRAEL

    Weekend warriors sideline their off-field rivalries for a higher goal, in this inside look at the unlikely rise of the pigskin sport in the Holy Land, packed with gridiron action, gritty athletics and irreverent humor.

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  • THE PRIME MINISTERS: SOLDIERS AND PEACEMAKERS

    An insider’s view of Israel’s emergence and leadership, this is the second of a two-part chronicle.

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  • 24 DAYS

    The kidnapping and torture of a French-Moroccan Jew, and his family’s ordeal, are dramatized in this white-knuckle thriller that questions race relations in contemporary France.

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  • DELI MAN

    This mouthwatering salute to 160 years of gastronomic bliss, infused with humor and heart, travels the nation and beyond pursuing the great Jewish deli experience.

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  • ABOVE AND BEYOND

    A ragtag band of volunteer airmen mobilizes in the skies above Israel to fight for the fledgling nation’s survival.

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Festival Updates

AJFF in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Go Guide

AJFF's film and events are being highlighted in The Atlanta Journal Constitution this week.  

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2015 Guest Speakers Announced

The most exciting part of AJFF is the movies. But what really completes the festival experience is the chance to hear from filmmakers, actors, scholars and other experts.

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Many Popular Films Still Available

Tickets have been on sale since Sunday and we are selling out quickly. But, fear not, some of our most popular films are still available!

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How to Buy Tickets to the 2015 AJFF

Getting tickets to the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is easy. The fastest and easiest way to buy tickets is to do so online. This primer will give you a step-by-step guide.

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Festival Survival Guide

The 2015 AJFF is a cinematic smorgasbord: 23 days, 65 films, and more screenings than ever, 164 to be exact. With a plethora of opportunities to view films, and even more seating capacity than in the past, it all may seem slightly overwhelming. Fear not, intrepid movie fans: this survival guide should maximize your festival fun to the fullest.

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Surprise! Popular Films Get an Encore

On February 18th and 19th, some of the most popular and in-demand movies of the festival will receive an impromptu repeat screening. If you missed a film or couldn’t get tickets, this is your chance to catch those audience favorites.

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What Films We Program (And Why)

Films, of course, are the heart of every great film festival, but equally significant is the balancing of those films. What subjects should be explored, and how do we keep the lineup fresh and appealing?

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2015 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Lineup Announced

The official schedule and lineup of films for the fifteenth annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) have been announced. The 23-day festival will take place January 28 through February 19, 2015.

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ArtsATL Covers AJFF Independence & 2015 Lineup

AJFF's new status as an independent arts non-profit was written about in the online publication ArtsATL, along with news about the 2015 lineup of films, which was announced on Friday, December 19.

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution Covers the 2015 Lineup

Howard Pousner, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, wrote a wonderful article about the upcoming 2015 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival in Thursday's edition of the newspaper. The article discussed the festival lineup and featured an interview with Kenny Blank, AJFF's Executive Director. From Pousner's piece:

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Professor Bernstein's Must-See Films

In its 15th year, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival again offers a copious array of extraordinary films that provide fresh perspectives on the place of Jews and Jewish history within our complex world.

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AJFF Call for Artists

AJFF is issuing a call for artists with special interests in design, film, and theatre who will produce sets as a part of our Art Party Mentorship program.

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An Afternoon with Etgar Keret at Temple Sinai Sunday, November 9th

Israeli author and screenwriter Etgar Keret will be at Temple Sinai this Sunday, November 9th for an exhibition of his work. Copies of his books Suddenly, A Knock on the Door and Girl on the Fridge will be available for purchase. Additionally, attendees will enjoy a screening of his short films and his interview with Emory Professor and author Joseph Skibell.

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'The Green Prince' and 'PUMP the Movie' Come to Atlanta

Coming to Atlanta, October 24th are The Green Prince and PUMP the Movie.

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Final Week for Turner Classic Movies Presents the Jewish Experience on Film

The last week of Turner Classic Movies The Projected Image: The Jewish Experience on Film will be Coming-of-Age themed films.

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Highlights from TIFF

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 Jewish topics and stories that debuted at Toronto.

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Turner Classic Movies Presents the Jewish Experience on Film Tuesdays in September

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.

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UK Jewish Film Festival vs. Tricycle Theatre

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.

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Helen Marie Stern, In Memoriam

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.

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"Run Boy Run" Encore On Sale Now!

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!

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