AJFF North: August 28-29, 2021

Films and Screenings | Key Details | Keeping Audiences Safe

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is thrilled to announce a weekend of in-theater and virtual movie screenings presented especially for our North Metro audiences. Made possible by the generous support of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and the “Making Jewish Places” initiative, AJFF North is a mini-festival featuring an exciting and diverse mix of new releases and past film favorites.

Located near Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Roswell and East Cobb, screenings will take place August 28-29 at the Aurora Cineplex and in the AJFF Virtual Cinema, and is open to all audiences.

When: Saturday, August 28 through Sunday, August 29
Where: Aurora Cineplex (5100 Commerce Pkwy, Roswell, GA 30076) and AJFF Virtual Cinema
In-Person Tickets: $16 per ticket
Virtual Tickets: $16 per household

or call the AJFF Box Office at 678-701-6104.

Films and Screenings


8:00 PM on Saturday, August 28 at Aurora Cineplex
Also Available in the Virtual Cinema

In this riveting biographical crime drama, Harvey Keitel gives a commanding, impeccable performance as an aging crime boss who enlists a young journalist to reveal the untold truth about his life.
Learn more about Lansky >>


The Meaning of Hitler
11:00 AM on Sunday, August 29 at Aurora Cineplex
Also Available in the Virtual Cinema

Essential viewing in a time of rising anti-Semitism and historical revisionism, this probing, provocative interrogation of the Nazi dictator's enduring cultural impact shines a cleansing light on a mythology that spans a century.
Learn more about The Meaning of Hitler >>


The Samuel Project
1:55 PM on Sunday, August 29 at Aurora Cineplex
Also Available in the Virtual Cinema

Emmy-winner Hal Linden stars in this heartwarming family drama about a high school senior who gets to know his grandfather, Samuel, a Holocaust survivor, for the first time.
Learn more about The Samuel Project >>


Keeping Up With the Steins
4:40 PM on Sunday, August 29 at Aurora Cineplex
Available Exclusively at the Aurora Cineplex

An all-star ensemble delivers big laughs in this intergenerational classic crowd-pleaser about a Hollywood agent who goes overboard planning his son’s outrageously lavish bar mitzvah party.
Learn more about Keeping Up With the Steins >>


The Yankles
7:30 PM on Sunday, August 29 at Aurora Cineplex
Also Available in the Virtual Cinema

In this unabashedly good-hearted and uplifting comedy, a down-and-out ex-major leaguer finds redemption by coaching an upstart yeshiva baseball team.
Learn more about The Yankles >>


Shorts Program 1
Available Exclusively in the Virtual Cinema

A collection of Jury and Audience Award-winning shorts, representing a blend of documentary subjects and stories: A Jew Walks Into a Bar, Space Torah, and To Step Forward Myself.
Learn more about Shorts Program 1 >>


Shorts Program 2
Available Exclusively in the Virtual Cinema

A collection of Jury and Audience Award-winning shorts, representing a blend of documentary subjects and stories: I Have A Message For You, The Last Blintz, and Joe's Violin.
Learn more about Shorts Program 2 >>

Key Details

What's showing?
AJFF North will include a collection of five narrative and documentary feature films presented both in the movie theater and via streaming, as well as two shorts programs available exclusively in the Virtual Cinema. Check your inbox or back here at AJFF.org/north for details on the film lineup and screening times.

Will the same films be available virtually and at the movie theater?
Mostly. You will have the option to experience four feature films at the Aurora Cineplex in Roswell and/or in our Virtual Cinema, while one film will be in-theater only. Additionally, the shorts programs, will be presented exclusively online.

Do I have to be a resident of North Metro to attend?
Absolutely not. While AJFF North was conceived to primarily serve those communities, screenings are open to all audiences throughout metro Atlanta (and for all Georgia residents via the Virtual Cinema). We’d love to see you there!

How do I watch films in the Virtual Cinema?
If you attended a virtual screening at our annual festival in February, the process is exactly the same. If you’re new to the Virtual Cinema, it’s easy to watch from the comfort and convenience of home. Simply buy a ticket for your household and receive a voucher code. You can then access the Virtual Cinema from any computer or downloading the AJFF app on your AppleTV, Roku, or Amazon Fire TV devices. Get more info about How to Watch in the Virtual Cinema.

How is AJFF Keeping Audiences Safe?

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival has made safety our first priority. That includes a commitment to monitor evolving conditions and public health measures, and adjust our protocols to protect moviegoers and staff.

AJFF will continue to closely monitor the situation and update COVID-19 safeguards as circumstances warrant, in consultation with medical experts, and in accordance with federal, state, and local guidelines.

Am I required to be vaccinated to attend AJFF North?
Yes. The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival will now require proof of vaccination for audiences attending in-person programs, including this weekend's AJFF North screenings at the Aurora Cineplex in Roswell.

Alternatively, moviegoers (including children under 12 ineligible for the vaccine) may present proof of a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event.

What do I need to bring with me to the theater to verify my vaccination status or COVID test result?
You will be required to show your vaccination card, or a copy or photo. The card must indicate you’ve received both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, or the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, at least two weeks prior to your film screening. You will also need photo identification with the same name as that on the vaccination card.

You also have the option to present a negative COVID-19 test result, administered within 72 hours of showtime, along with matching photo ID.

Upon arrival at the theater entrance and verification of vaccine status or test result, you will receive a wristband, allowing you to move freely within and outside the venue without additional requirements.

Can I show some other form of proof that I have been fully vaccinated?
While AJFF is reviewing procedures to accept other proof of vaccination, we are unable to accept these forms of verification at this time.

Are children under 12-years-old required to show proof of a negative COVID test?
Yes. Since children under 12-years-old remain ineligible for vaccination, they must show a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test within 72 hours of their film showtime.

Does AJFF accept a negative COVID-19 at-home test?
No. AJFF requires a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test, either a rapid/antigen test or PCR test, administered by a healthcare professional. Self-tests or at-home tests, as well as antibody tests, are not sufficient to attend AJFF North.

Am I required to wear a mask?
Moviegoers are encouraged to wear a mask throughout the theater, unless actively enjoying food or drinks. All theater employees and AJFF personnel are required to wear masks.

Will there be security personnel onsite like at other AJFF screenings?
Yes. As with all AJFF in-person programming, we work with security consultants and local police to provide for the safety of our audience. While we do not disclose the particulars of our security procedures, a visible security presence is to be expected.