Pictured above: Ben Schwartz and Billy Crystal in Standing up, Falling Down

Tickets are on sale now for the 20th annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, featuring the star power of Billy Crystal, Parks and Recreation’s Ben Schwartz, and Helen Mirren, among others.

The 2020 AJFF lineup includes 48 features, 16 short films, three World Premieres, five North American Premieres and two U.S. Premieres from 17 countries. The festival will screen February 10-27 at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center, Regal Perimeter Pointe, UA Tara Cinemas, Landmark Theatres Midtown Art Cinema, the Plaza Theatre, and the Woodruff Arts Center.

Check out highlights of this year’s AJFF offerings below!

20 Years of Storytelling Continues February 10-27 at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

“As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, we are so humbled to reflect on the cultural force that AJFF has become. Atlanta is a city of great diversity and building strong community connections through film is fundamental to our mission. The tenets of great storytelling, community conversation and heightened audience experience continue to be a focus not only for our 20th year but beyond.”

– AJFF Executive Director Kenny Blank

AJFF lineup highlights*

The Opening Night World Premiere of Shared Legacies: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance, explores the historic relationship among civil rights pioneers, including many notable Atlanta leaders.

Biographical films: Israeli Prime Minister Meir in Golda, the renowned British neurologist in Oliver Sacks: His Own Life, a visionary filmmaker in Alan J. Pakula: Going for Truth; and a notorious power broker in Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn.     

Dramas: The Glass RoomBlack MercedesThose Who Remained, and Incitement (Israel’s Oscar entry).

Sports: AulcieBack to Maracanã, and The Keeper.

Comedies: Standing Up, Falling Down, featuring Billy Crystal and Ben Schwartz; Serial (Bad) Weddings 2 (a sequel to the 2015 AJFF hit), and Wolkenbruch, the sexual awakening of a Swiss Orthodox student. 

Family-friendly selections: #AnneFrank. Parallel Stories (starring Helen Mirren), AbeCrescendoFlawless, and When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, among others.

Closing Night’s Saul & Ruby, To Life! salutes a pair of Holocaust survivors-turned- musicians who embrace a message of peace amidst rising anti-Semitism. 

About those tickets…

Click here to purchase from $14 – $16 (plus applicable fees).

Photos courtesy of AJFF.
*From AJFF.com

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A theatre aficionado with a passion for telling people's stories, Sally Henry Fuller is a performing arts journalist. She has had the privilege of interviewing both local theatre professionals and multi-award-winning celebrities including Carol Burnett, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Josh Gad, and Taylor Hicks. With theatre journalism experience since 2011, her work has also been featured on BroadwayWorld.com, the Huffington Post, and the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival.

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