Lawrence Kasdan has been writing for some of films biggest films for four decades now, so whether you realize it or not, some of your favorite quotes from modern Hollywood sprung from Kasdan's pen. How many of these Star Wars lines, all products of Kasdan's writing, do you remember?
Here's your chance to #AskKasdan. On Sunday, May 22, Lawrence Kasdan will be in Atlanta for the 2016 AJFF Icon Award. A conversation with Mr. Kasdan will take place at that time. Included in that conversation may be some of your questions.
We get a lot of questions about AJFF. Do we work full-time? All year long? What do we possibly do for an entire year? Well, now you can see in this look back at everything that led up to the 2016 annual festival. Stay tuned; we've got even more planned for 2017!
We know we're not supposed to ask, but do you have a favorite Lawrence Kasdan film? And we mean, really think about this. He's written and/or directed some of the most memorable, biggest films, as well as some of the most poignant ensemble dramas of the past four decades. There's plenty to choose from. So which one is your favorite?
The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival mourns the loss of Israeli film legend Ronit Elkabetz, who passed away on April 19, 2016 at the age of 51. The award-winning actress-writer was a favorite of AJFF, which was honored to present many of her films over the years.
The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is currently accepting applications to serve on the 2017 AJFF Film Evaluation Committee. Members pre-screen and evaluate film entries for the world's largest Jewish film festival, and Atlanta's largest film festival of any kind.
The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is pleased to present a special screening of the documentary film, HAVANA CURVEBALL, co-presented with the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA). The event will take place on Sunday, April 17, 2016, at 1:30 PM at the MJCCA (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody). This film is appropriate for all audiences.
The inaugural Icon Award, honoring Lawrence Kasdan, and presented in partnership with ArtsATL is made possible by the generous support of arts lovers and community partners, including MailChimp. See the full list of 2016 Icon Award sponsors and partners, and send them your thanks today.
From the big screen to the small, we have some ideas about what to watch this month. Among our recommendations this month, a satire about Adolf Hitler, a classic fairytale re-told, and a film penned by our innagural Icon Award honoree.
The 2016 Icon Award honoree is perhaps best known for his writing credits on the Star Wars films Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Force Awakens, or perhaps the classic Raiders of the Lost Ark, which kicked off the Indiana Jones franchise. But his career as a writer, director, and producer goes much further.
The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is pleased to announce the Icon Award for Contributions to the Cinematic Arts. What exactly is the Icon Award and what happens on Sunday, May 22 when screenwriter-director Lawrence Kasdan accepts the inaugural honors?
Help AJFF celebrate the distinguished career and filmmaking talents of Lawrence Kasdan. Supporters of the Icon Award have a unique opportunity to join AJFF in celebrating a premier contributor to the cinematic arts and the broader culture. Your support enhances the vitality of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival and ArtsATL as leading institutions in these arenas.
AJFF has established its Icon Award for Contributions to the Cinematic Arts, with distinguished director, screenwriter and producer Lawrence Kasdan accepting the inaugural honor on May 22, 2016, co-presented with ArtsATL. Tickets for the event will be on sale in the coming weeks at AJFF.org.
From the big screen to the small, we have some ideas about what to watch this month. Among our recommendations this month, an Academy Award winner, a film penned by our innagural Icon Award honoree, and a film previously screened at AJFF.
You voted and To Step Forward Myself won Best Short for the 2016 AJFF Audience Awards presented by the Helen Marie Stern Memorial Fund. Before you see the film again or with someone new, take a look at director Yael Luttwak's note about the film. She will be at a post-film Q&A for the March 6 screening.