With every artistic endeavor, there are arguments, and with every medium, especially film, there are tropes we all know and recognize. Some clichés we love, others we only tolerate, but one trope worth reexamining is the Manic Pixie Dream Girl. Bernadette Bridges took a look at the trend.
We've told you when the 2017 AJFF will be; between January 24 and February 15. Now we're excited to announce where the festival will screen: at seven venues, including two additions, that will open up more seats for more audiences across the city.
As plans continue for the 2017 AJFF, we are proud to announce that this year, we are partnering with Second Helpings Atlanta (SHA) to rescue any surplus food at Opening Night. It will then be delivered to one of SHA’s partner agencies feeding those in need. Read more about AJFF and SHA.
Throughout the calendar year, AJFF is working to engage and interact with the community on a deeper level. We were incredibly excited to kick-off a renewed Community Engagement focus for the coming year at our recent Breakfast of Champions event.
We continue our look at classic films with a Jewish connection through minimalist posters with Fiddler on the Roof. Nominated for eight Oscars, the 1971 film wound up winning three and has certainly held up over the years.
AJFF attracts some of the most talented, passionate people. We rely heavily on this village – from our staff, to our sponsors and volunteers, to our audience – to make AJFF a world-class cultural event. This month, we're putting the spotlight on AJFF's newly appointed Guest Programming Coordinator, Stephany Fisher.
From the big screen to the small, we have some ideas about what to watch this month. Among our recommendations are two former AJFF picks, two World War II thrillers, and a coming-of-age comedy.
Film genres know no religion, and at AJFF we’re not scared to say that we love a good horror film. Some may even be a part of the 2017 line-up (though we're not promising). But we wonder, at the end of the day, what is it that makes a film scary? Bernadette Bridges took a closer look.
Just in time for Halloween, we're breaking down, via minimalist poster, one of our favorite scary films, Rosemary's Baby.
The annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival may only run for 23 days, but we're excited to participate in the larger community the rest of the year. We've been busy recently, so check out what you may have missed, and who knows? We may be in your neighborhood next.
AJFF attracts some of the most talented, passionate people. We rely heavily on this village – from our staff, to our sponsors and volunteers, to our audience – to make AJFF a world-class cultural event. This month, we're putting the spotlight on AJFF's newly appointed Official Photographer, Duane Stork.
The call for entries for the 2017 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is now closed. Thank you to all who have submitted their work.
There's a certain formula, a recipe if you will, for planning our annual festival. We thought we'd take a lighthearted look at all the steps, including our most important ingredient...
From the big screen to the small, we have some ideas about what to watch this month. Among our recommendations is a film featuring the true story of scholar Deborah Lipstadt, several classics you should re-visit, and the sequel to a beloved animated film.