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Atlanta — By Linda Erbele on December 18, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival starts next month

Just when you find yourself a little overwhelmed with all that there is do this month – along comes the Tenth Annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival starting January 13. It’s 12 days of movies. (You thought life would slow down?) What better way to get through the cold in January than at a nice cozy movie?AJFF_FilePhoto_3

Not Jewish? Doesn’t matter. One of the purposes of this film festival is to build bridges of understanding. Another is to “continue the story telling.” There are over 50 movies, good films. Many are foreign and sub-titled. The AJFF is the largest film festival in Atlanta by the way,  the second largest Jewish Film Festival in the country.

In cooperation with the festival, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will perform on Jan. 4 a selection of Jewish-themed film scores, among them: Schindler’s List, Driving Miss Daisy, Yentl, Life is Beautiful, The Ten Commandments, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Producers, Gentleman’s Agreement, I Have Never Forgotten You, Exodus and Masada.

Back to the the movies – just like all film festivals, there are shorts, documentaries, dramas, a couple of psycho-thrillers I can’t wait to see, an animated version of the 1976 terrorist hijacking in Uganda (anyone old enough to remember the Charles Bronson flick about it?) and even a clay-mation film. See the schedule here. There are three venues: Lefont Theaters  in Sandy Springs (see map), Regal Cinemas Medlock Crossing in John’s Creek (see map) and Atlantic Station Stadium 16 (see map.)

(Photo courtesy Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. Used with permission.

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