Powerful AJFF Movie Experiences in September

09/3/2015

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is pleased to present a special advance screenings on Saturday, September 19, of Labyrinth of Lies. This powerful film tells the true story behind a courageous German prosecutor and his efforts to expose those responsible for the crimes of Auschwitz and his resistance to an institutional cover-up of those crimes.

  Get Your Tickets to Labyrinth of Lies  
Or purchase your tickets by calling the AJFF Box Office at 866-214-2072.

Labyrinth of Lies

Saturday, September 19, 2015 at SCADshow (more info)
Doors Open at 7:30 PM. Film starts at 8:00 PM.

Germany's official submission for the Best Foreign Language Oscar, and a hit when it screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, Labyrinth of Lies is based on the true story of an ambitious public prosecutor who exposed the Nazi mass killings at Auschwitz and the institutional cover up that followed.

Award-winning actor Alexander Fehling (Inglourious Basterds) portrays the young attorney who sets out in the 1950s to bring Nazi criminals to justice, an investigation that lead to the Frankfurt Auschwitz trials. Tipped off by a journalist, he investigates a massive conspiracy to cover up Germany's shameful history and the complicity of prominent public figures. Premiering to critical accolades at the Toronto International Film Festival, Labyrinth of Lies is hailed by Variety as "a prosaic but fascinating account of how a dense fog of nationwide amnesia was dissipated by the relentless pursuit of justice."

Join AJFF for this special sneak-preview screening, at the beautiful SCADshow venue. Formerly the 14th Street Playhouse, this historic midtown theater has been artfully renovated and redesigned by the creative talents at SCAD Atlanta. Don't miss your chance to see this arresting Oscar-contender before anybody else.

More About SCADshow

173 14th Street, Atlanta, GA 30309 – map

Located just across the street from the W Hotel in Midtown Atlanta, the 13,300-square-foot SCADshow is a state-of-the-art theater venue recently refurbished and reconfigured by SCAD Atlanta to host movie screenings. Formerly known as the 14th Street Playhouse, SCADshow has been completely transformed by the creative talents of SCAD into an ultra-modern, comfortable and convenient movie house.

Parking: Attendees can park in either an adjoining parking deck, or at one of the many parking options nearby. In addition to the W Hotel, Colony Square is just one block away. A number of other surface lots and parking decks are located nearby.

This September Screening Has Passed:
Rosenwald

Sponsored by and Co-Presented by American Jewish Committee's Lubin Fund

A New York Times’ Critics Pick, Rosenwald is the incredible story of Julius Rosenwald, who never finished high school, but rose to become the president of Sears. Influenced by the writings of the African-American educator Booker T. Washington, this Jewish philanthropist joined forces with African-American communities in the Jim Crow South to build over 5,300 schools during the early part of the 20th century.

Inspired by the Jewish ideals of tzedakah (charity) and tikkun olam (repairing the world), and a deep concern over racial inequality in America, Julius Rosenwald used his wealth to become one of America’s most effective philanthropists. Because of his modesty, Rosenwald’s philanthropy and social activism are not well known today, but he gave away $62 million in his lifetime.

Join AJFF and American Jewish Committee for a special screening of this incredible portrait of both a moral hero and the community partnerships that are perhaps more relevant today than they have been in years. The screening will feature a post-film discussion with filmmaker Aviva Kempner, M. Alexis Scott (publisher emerita of the Atlanta Daily World and a member of Fox 5's Georgia Gang) and Atlanta City Council Member Michael Bond.