AJFF Selects: The Red Orchestra


The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival invites you to join our next Selects screening of the season: The Red Orchestra, a riveting docudrama about an anti-Nazi resistance network operating from within the Third Reich. See the film in our Virtual Cinema, then enjoy an exclusive Q&A moderated by Holocaust historian Dr. Deborah Lipstadt.

When: Thursday, June 24 at 7:00 PM (available through Sunday, June 27)
Where: AJFF Virtual Cinema
Tickets: $16 per household
Questions: Get more info about How to Watch in the Virtual Cinema

About the Film

The most important resistance network in Nazi Germany, a mythical network of activist spies within the Third Reich, receives a comprehensive historical reexamination in this captivating docudrama.

With operations extending from Berlin and Brussels to Paris, the Red Orchestra gathered military secrets to share with the Allies and help save persecuted Jews. Members of the resistance group have long been maligned as communists and traitors, their reputation compromised by conflicting Cold War depictions from East and West Germany.

Filmmaker Carl-Ludwig Rettinger illustrates this through carefully excerpted film clips of the early 1970s, interspersing them with archival footage and interviews with the descendants of the Red Orchestra. What emerges is a fresh account of the courageous men and women who played a decisive role in the outcome of the war.


Special Q&A

After the film, watch a special pre-recorded Q&A with director Carl-Ludwig Rettinger, available to view beginning Thursday, June 24. The Q&A will be moderated by Dr. Deborah Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocauste Studies at Emory University.

Watch the Q&A in the Virtual Cinema, on this page (above), or on the AJFF YouTube channel.

About AJFF Selects

AJFF Selects brings the same caliber of world-class films from the annual festival to audiences year round. This special film series features outstanding new international and independent films, enhanced with expert speakers and guest filmmakers.

AJFF Selects screenings are made possible by the generous support of

The June AJFF Selects screening is also sponsored by