The special 20th anniversary of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is February 10 – 27. With this year’s incredible lineup, it’s hard to choose which films to see. We try to make your decisions a bit simpler with our 360 Media top picks for 2020:
Shared Legacies: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance
By Director Shari Rogers, this World Premiere/Opening Night documentary showcases the crucial history of African-American and Jewish cooperation in this fascinating urgent call-to-action film.
Standing Up, Falling Down
Emmy-winner Ben Schwartz and the legendary Billy Crystal topline this bittersweet buddy comedy about an unlikely intergenerational friendship between a struggling stand-up comic and an older, disillusioned barfly. This is the feature film of Young Professionals night which includes a pre-screening party and viewing.
Who doesn’t love sweet Noah Schnapp from the hit Netflix series, Stranger Things? In this lighthearted Sundance dramedy, Abe is a Brooklyn kid with an identity crisis hoping to unify his mixed-heritage family through food. Foodies – this one is for you.
#AnneFrank. Parallel Stories
Starring Oscar-winner Helen Mirren, this documentary breathes to life the immortal words from Anne Frank’s diary, reading excerpts in an exact replica of Anne’s Amsterdam hideaway for the hashtag generation.
Picture of His Life
Think Free Solo but colder… A daring Israeli underwater photographer prepares for his greatest challenge yet, in this extraordinary true-life adventure. If you’re a Nat Geo/Planet Earth lover, much like us, you’ll be on the edge of your seat.
If you’re interested in seeing any of these films, tickets are now on sale. Please visit the AJFF website for dates/times and how to purchase at www.ajff.org/festival/ticketing.
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