Highlights from the ATLANTA Film Festival Mar 20 - 29

03/23/2015

The audience award screenings are over, but you can still get your fill of international and independent film at the Atlanta Film Festival.

The Atlanta Film Festival began last Friday with the opening night film I Am Michael starring James Franco. We've gone through their schedule and wanted to let you know about a couple of Israeli films that will be showing this week at the festival

Broken Branches
In the "Based on A True Story" Documentary short program this Wednesday, March 25, catch Broken Branches directed by Ayala Sharot. This is an animated documentary about the life of Michal Rechter, who was only 14-years-old when she left her home in Poland and travelled to Israel by herself on the eve of World War II. 

The complete list of films screening in this category, is available here

Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother, Damn It
The feature film Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother, Damn It directed by Alexandra Rahmilevich will screen this upcoming Sunday, March 29th.

"Born in Ukraine, sisters Dasha and Natasha were separated from their mother and taken to Israel at a young age by their father, following the destruction of their parents’ volatile relationship. Sixteen years go by before their father dies and the girls attempt to reconnect with their mother. Strangers, the three try to navigate their similarities and differences, as well as the patterns passed down from parents to children." — Cameron McAllister (Atlanta Film Festival Marketing Director and past-AJFF Guest Speaker)

Read more about the film and buy tickets here

The Atlanta Film Festival continues through Sunday, March 29, with the closing night film Sunshine Superman. For more information on events and screenings, visit their website atlantafilmfestival.com