The 2015 AJFF opens this Wednesday with the Opening Night Gala at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and the Atlanta Premiere of Above and Beyond, the little-known true story of a ragtag band of volunteer airmen who mobilized in the skies above Israel to fight for the fledgling nation’s survival during the War of Independence.
$18 tickets for the Opening Night film are still available, with complimentary parking courtesy of AAA Parking. AJFF's first week continues with screenings at Regal Atlantic Station and GTC Merchants Walk.
Timely Films Address Anti-Semitism in France
In the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, a number of films at the 2015 AJFF open up current events for discussion. Both 24 Days and Once in a Lifetime address the challenges of multiculturalism and anti-Semitism in France today.
Ben Kingsley in The Physician
An overseas box office hit based on the Noah Gordon bestseller, The Physician is nominated for five German Academy Awards, including Best Cinematography and Best Production Design. Get your tickets >>
Sometimes Home is Better than Being Anywhere Else
After indulging her wanderlust, Israeli thirtysomething Noa (Neta Riskin) is completing a dissertation in Berlin, when things start to sour. Recipient of numerous international awards for artistic achievement, including from the prestigious Berlin and Karlovy Vary International Film Festivals. Get your tickets >>
Israeli Best Actor Winner Stars in Greek-Based Drama
An estranged Israeli magician and his son make a sentimental journey through Greece to reclaim the past in Magic Men, the latest cinematic gem by auteur collaborators Guy Nattiv and Erez Tadmor. Nominated for four Israeli Academy Awards, with a win for Best Actor Makram Khoury. Get your tickets >>