The most exciting part of AJFF is the movies. But what really completes the film festival experience is the chance to talk with the filmmakers, actors, academics and other experts who come to the festival. We are pleased to announce our lineup of guest speakers who will enhance the 2014 AJFF with context and perspective.
Highlights of our guest speaker lineup include...
- Sasson Gabai, Israeli actor (Hunting Elephants and Kidon)
- Pepe Danquart, director and producer (Run Boy Run)
- Oscar-winning director Richard Trank (The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers)
- Ann Uhry Abrams, author and sister of playwright Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy)
- M. Alexis Scott, publisher of the Atlanta Daily World (Driving Miss Daisy)
- Rabbi Alvin Sugarman, emeritus of The Temple (Driving Miss Daisy)
- Director, writer and editor Hannah Espia (Transit)
- Actor Ori Hizkiah (The Wonders)
- Comedian Jerry Farber (Mel Brooks: Make A Noise)
- Monsignor Henry Gracz, Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (The Jewish Cardinal)
- Writer, director and actor Seth Fisher (Blumenthal)
- Acclaimed film critics Eleanor Ringel Cater and Curt Holman
...and many, many more!
Guest speaker listings will be continuously updated, so check back often. You can view full guest speaker details on the individual film listings.
Don't miss your chance to see these amazing talents and intriguing personalities. They help make AJFF more than just another night at the movies.