It’s that time of the year again and the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival has officially announced their full lineup and official schedule for the milestone 20th annual festival, taking place from February 10 through February 27.
The 2020 AJFF features 48 full feature and 16 short films, three World Premieres, five North American Premieres and two U.S. Premieres from 17 countries. Screenings will be presented at theater venues across metro Atlanta, including Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center, Regal Perimeter Pointe, UA Tara Cinemas, Landmark Theatres Midtown Art Cinema, the Plaza Theater, and the Woodruff Arts Center. The 2020 selections are highly diverse films – covering everything from intimate and introspective biographies, epic dramas, stories that intersect with other communities, and topics with ripped-from-the-headlines urgency. The annual festival also offers compelling guest speakers and visiting filmmakers, who provide unique perspectives on the film lineup. Special guest speakers will be announced at a later date.
Opening Night kicks off with the World Premiere of Shared Legacies: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance, an inspiring documentary with strong Atlanta ties and featuring prominent local leaders including Congressman John Lewis, Amb. Andrew Young, Rabbi Alvin Sugarman, Rabbi Peter S. Berg, Martin Luther King III., and many others.
This year’s lineup also brings Atlanta audiences closer to award season by featuring films from the 2020 Oscar shortlist such as Advocate (shortlisted for Best Documentary Feature), The Painted Bird and Those Who Remained (shortlisted for Best International Feature), and “Da Bronx” from The Bronx USA (shortlisted for Best Original Song).
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