GTC Merchants Walk
Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 | 9:30 PM
Eddy Von Mueller, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Film Studies
UA Tara Cinemas
Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 | 2:30 PM
Interfaith Community Initiatives
Regal Perimeter Pointe
Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 | 12:40 PM
Vice President, American Jewish Committee
Lefont Sandy Springs
Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 | 2:00 PM
Matthew H. Bernstein, Ph.D., M.A., B.A.
Goodrich C. White Professor of Film and Media Studies
Department Chair, Emory University
Woodruff Arts Center
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 | 8:40 PM
The Young Professionals Night is presented by ACCESS, the young leadership program of American Jewish Committee.
This special program is for festivalgoers under the age of 40.
For tickets, contact American Jewish Committee at YPnight@ajc.org.
For sold out screenings, a standby list will be created.
You may add your name to the standby list in-person
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About The Film
Ethnic identity, family dysfunction and an unexpected pregnancy complicate the planned nuptials of an Arab-Jewish gay couple in the romantic comedy FAMILY COMMITMENTS.
David and boyfriend Khaled (Maximilian von Pufendorf and Omar El-Saeidi) are ready to shatter one of the last great taboos of middle-class German society: a same-sex marriage between a Jew and a Muslim. Having dated for two years and deeply in love, the time is ripe to tie the knot. Nothing could stand in their way it seems, except for their parents: David’s overbearing mother (Maren Kroymann), and Khaled’s homophobic father (Ramin Yazdani). On top of all this, an old acquaintance (Franziska Brandmeier) turns up out of the blue, claiming to be pregnant with David’s baby. As the plot thickens, relationships are stretched to the breaking point by deceit, obfuscations and the struggles of the family business.
The directorial debut of Hanno Olderdissen, FAMILY COMMITMENTS mixes classic screwball comedy with eye-catching production design, a goofy fun soundtrack, and an inclusive multi-cultural worldview.
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NIGHT, presented by ACCESS
Party at 7:00 PM • Film at 8:40 PM
The screening on Saturday, February 11 at Woodruff Arts Center is presented by ACCESS Atlanta, American Jewish Committee's young leadership division, and is reserved for festivalgoers 40-years-old and under. The program will include a pre-film party with a cash bar.