Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
many venues around town
through February 27, 2020
Hooray! Now for the 20th year in succession the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is playing all around town. The opening was at Cobb Energy Center on February 10th, and more than 2,000 fans fought their way through some pretty tough weather to join their voices in support of helping others.
The opening film was Shared Legacies: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance. The film featured many heroes of note from our history books, newspapers and personal recollections; as we went back to Birmingham, Selma, the Temple bombing, days of Jim Crow and so much more. One special treat was when Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul & Mary, took the stage to belt out Blowin’ in the Wind. And the choirs of Ebenezer Baptist Church and The Temple joined in as did the audience as if we were all at Woodstock.
The films will be shown at Regal Cinemas in Sandy Springs, Tara on Cheshire Bridge, Plaza Theatre on Ponce, Landmark Midtown on Monroe, City Springs, and The Woodruff Center. You can be assured that you’ll find more than one or two of the films that will draw you in. If you go to their website at AJFF.org you can see all the info as to titles, dates and times and even download a full program schedule for free.
This is not just about people of one faith, but about human experiences and how some people feel the power to help others. Enjoy . . .