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1913: Seeds of Conflict

About the Film: 

Tapping an enlightening new vein of contemporary scholarship, the oft-overlooked genesis of the present-day Israeli-Palestinian turmoil is dissected in this comprehensive analysis of pre-WWI Middle East relations between disparate religious and ethnic groups, and the nascent forces of Zionism and Arabism.

Genre: 
Documentary
Running Time: 
58 minutes

24 Days

About the Film: 

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.

Genre: 
Narrative
Running Time: 
108 minutes

Above and Beyond

About the Film: 

A ragtag band of volunteer airmen mobilizes in the skies above Israel to fight for the fledgling nation’s survival, turning the tide of Israel’s War of Independence, and laying the foundation for its Air Force. Director Roberta Grossman’s mesmerizing, often humorous film is the first feature to chronicle this gallant, daring and heroic wartime escapade.

Genre: 
Documentary
Running Time: 
87 minutes

Anywhere Else

About the Film: 

An Israeli grad student in Berlin strives to reinvent herself but finds something has been lost in translation in this endearing family drama that illuminates with warmth and humor the meaning behind language, homeland and the need for belonging.

Genre: 
Narrative
Running Time: 
87 minutes

Apples from the Desert

About the Film: 

The rebellious daughter of ultra- Orthodox parents journeys into the secular world in a romantic coming-of-age tale that explores themes of love, reconciliation and tradition versus modernity. This adaptation of an award-winning play is nominated for three Israeli Academy Awards.

Genre: 
Narrative
Running Time: 
87 minutes

Art Party presented with Creative Loafing

About the Film: 

AJFF teams up with Creative Loafing and local artists Catlanta, Blockhead ATL, Clunky Robot, and Crazy Monkey Trucker for an immersive experience. Featuring collectible art, special art drops, and film-themed photo booths that put you inside the movies.

Avalon

About the Film: 

The hope and heartache of the American Dream is lovingly depicted through the saga of an immigrant Jewish family in Baltimore, in writer-director Barry Levinson’s semiautobiographical story, the tender and final chapter in his Baltimore trilogy that includes Diner and Tin Men.

A 25th Anniversary Classic Film Series screening.

Genre: 
Narrative
Running Time: 
128 minutes

Belle and Sébastien

About the Film: 

Lavishly adapted from the beloved 1965 children’s book is the inspiring tale of an unshakeable bond between a six-year-old boy and his dog set amidst the snowy French Alps during WWII, a heartwarming saga that will thrill audiences of all ages.

Genre: 
Narrative
Running Time: 
104 minutes

Chagall-Malevich

About the Film: 

Inspired by Chagall and his contemporaries’ memoirs, and brimming with surreal imagery, this sumptuous melodrama mythologizes the artistic and political revolution of early 19th century Russia and the uneasy relationship of two artistic geniuses.

Genre: 
Narrative
Running Time: 
120 minutes

Closer to the Moon

About the Film: 

Distinctive Jewish humor and a fatalistic melancholy mark this absurdist black comedy, starring Oscar-nominee Vera Farmiga, based on a true audacious bank heist by prominent Jewish Communists posing as moviemakers.

Genre: 
Narrative
Running Time: 
112 minutes

Comedy Warriors: Healing Through Humor

About the Film: 

Confronting their disabilities, as they are mentored by some of the funniest names in show business, veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars transform their personal tragedies into sidesplitting stand-up and embark on new missions in life.

Genre: 
Documentary
Running Time: 
75 minutes

Dancing Arabs

About the Film: 

A young Palestinian outsider struggles to find his place in Israeli society in acclaimed filmmaker Eran Riklis’s coming-of-age drama, nominated for four Israeli Academy Awards.

Genre: 
Narrative
Running Time: 
105 minutes

Deli Man

About the Film: 

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.

Genre: 
Documentary
Running Time: 
91 minutes

Dough

About the Film: 

In this heartwarming British dramedy, Jonathan Pryce stars as an old Jewish baker whose faltering business is inexplicably saved by his young Muslim apprentice.

Genre: 
Narrative
Running Time: 
94 minutes

The Farewell Party

About the Film: 

In this tender and witty take on end-of-life choices, nursing home seniors struggle with a decision to help a dying friend. Nominated for 14 Israeli Academy Awards.

Genre: 
Narrative
Running Time: 
89 minutes

Félix and Meira

About the Film: 

A young, restless Montreal wife breaks free from her Hasidic strictures to pursue an impossible love in this sensitive, respectful portrait of religious tradition, self-discovery and tender seduction.

Genre: 
Narrative
Running Time: 
105 minutes

The Go-Go Boys

About the Film: 

This enthralling homage to a legendary showbiz empire is both a cautionary tale and affectionate reminiscence of a bygone era in moviemaking, as it charts the rise and fall of irrepressible Israeli-born cousins who revolutionized Hollywood with their unique blend of low-budget schlock and art house fare.

Genre: 
Documentary
Running Time: 
90 minutes

Hester Street

About the Film: 

Oscar-nominee Carol Kane stars as an immigrant from Russia, who grapples with assimilation and her failing marriage in turn-of-the-century New York, in this pioneering drama self-financed by director Joan Micklin Silver, which helped launch the modern era of American indie cinema.

A 40th Anniversary Classic Film Series screening.

Genre: 
Narrative
Running Time: 
90 minutes

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