Encore Screenings on Sunday, March 30
GTC Merchants Walk Theater
Tickets On Sale Now
Buy Tickets To The Funeral (Best Short Film) and
Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love (Best Documentary Feature)
Buy Tickets to The Third Half (Best Narrative Feature)
Buy Tickets to Both Screenings
Join us on Sunday, March 30 at GTC Merchants Walk for a final chance to see the audience favorites of the 14th annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival.
Sunday, March 30
at GTC Merchants Walk Theater [map]
1301 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta, GA 30068
The Funeral, Best Short Film
Tragedy brings together a religiously divided family with unexpected consequences.
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Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love, Best Documentary Feature
The musical showman who scored some of the most indelible melodies of stage and screen is affectionately remembered in MARVIN HAMLISCH: WHAT HE DID FOR LOVE.
From humble beginnings as a Manhattan boy and son of Viennese Jews, Hamlisch was a child piano prodigy destined for greatness, having been accepted into the Juilliard School as a six-year-old. He quickly achieved unprecedented success as a composer of such pop hits as "The Way We Were," scores for Hollywood films The Sting and Sophie’s Choice, as well as the Broadway juggernaut A Chorus Line. By the age of 31, he had won every major award: a staggering four Grammys, an Emmy, three Oscars, a Tony and a Pulitzer Prize.
Interviews with Hamlisch, and a constellation of his collaborators – from Barbra Streisand and Carly Simon to Woody Allen and Lucie Arnaz – trace the creative and personal highs and lows of this consummate artist.
The Third Half, Best Narrative Feature
Macedonia’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, THE THIRD HALF blends romance, sports and history to tell the wartime story of forbidden love between the daughter of a wealthy Jewish banker and a poor soccer player.
Divided by religion and class, Rebecca (Katarina Ivanovska) nonetheless falls in love with cocky soccer star Kosta (Sasko Kovec), an Eastern Orthodox Christian. Defying efforts by Rebecca’s scandalized Sephardi father (Rade Šerbedžija) to keep them apart, the pair elopes to avoid Nazi deportation to Treblinka. Meantime, the beleaguered Macedonia Football Club hires famous German-Jewish coach Rudolph Spitz (Richard Sammel of Inglourious Basterds) to turn the ragtag team into champions. When Nazi tanks roll into the Balkans and start deporting Jews, ethnic and national loyalties are tested, and Kosta, his teammates and the club’s founder, Dimitry (Mitko Apostolovski), must summon the courage to stand up against the New Order.
Inspired by real events, THE THIRD HALF provoked considerable controversy from Bulgarian officials who accused the filmmakers of a defamatory portrayal of Nazi collusion in the destruction of Macedonia’s Jewish community. Second Place Audience Award winner at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.