AJFF Playback Documentaries Week One Results

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival’s 20th anniversary season continues online with an interactive film contest. We invite you, our loyal audience, to cast a vote for your favorite films from our festival vault, and help determine which will claim the title of “2020 AJFF Playback Winner" in the categories of short, documentary, and narrative.

I Have Never Forgotten You vs. Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love


I Have Never Forgotten You
Dir: Richard Trank • USA • 2007 • 105 mins • English, German, with subtitles

A comprehensive look at the life and legacy of Simon Wiesenthal, the famed Nazi hunter and humanitarian. After barely surviving the concentration camp horrors and loss of nearly his entire family, Wiesenthal dedicates his life to tracking down and prosecuting more than 1,000 fugitive Nazis in the name of “justice, not vengeance.” Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman, this intimate documentary features interviews with longtime Wiesenthal associates, government leaders from around the world, plus friends and family members. Featured at the 2008 AJFF.


Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love
Dir: Dori Berinstein • USA • 2013 • 82 mins • English

The musical showman who scored some of the most indelible melodies of stage and screen is affectionately remembered. From humble beginnings as a Manhattan boy and son of Viennese Jews, Hamlisch was a child piano prodigy destined for greatness, having been accepted into the Juilliard School as a six-year-old. He quickly achieved unprecedented success as a composer of such pop hits as The Way We Were, scores for Hollywood films The Sting and Sophie's Choice, as well as the Broadway juggernaut A Chorus Line. Interviews with Hamlisch, and a constellation of his collaborators, trace the creative and personal highs and lows of this consummate artist. Featured at the 2014 AJFF.

See the Results on Who Gets to Advance to the Next Round