Classic comedies and heartfelt documentaries, all populated with well-known faces, make up this month's picks. Film titles are linked with information on where to watch or purchase.
The landscape may be different this year but the fact remains that we, as a staff, love talking about the films of the festival to anyone, anytime. Now is the time we get to talk about them non-stop with everyone else and we're taking full advantage. So, what are the Staff Picks of the 2021 AJFF?
Almost synonymous with the annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is the Atlanta Jewish Times coverage of it. As with prior years the publication undertakes the daunting task of reviewing as many films in the lineup as they can, which is almost as harrowing as programming the festival itself. Find reviews of this year's lineup below to aid you in selecting your picks for the 2021 AJFF.
The 2021 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival returns! Everything you need to know about the 21st annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival can be found right here.
Former AJFF favorites, a new documentary, a political thriller, and Hollywood classics are featured in this month's picks
The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is thrilled to announce its return in 2021, a hybrid experience spanning 12 days, February 17-28. In response to the ongoing pandemic, we’ve reimagined the annual festival to combine at-home virtual screenings with select drive-in movies, expanded conversations with filmmakers and special guests, as well as other unique components.
The holiday season is here and we have the film recommendations to see you through. From documentaries to animated features, we've got you covered.
Huge Hollywood premieres and films you may have missed the first time around, from intimate documentaries to artistic personal accounts, are featured in this month's picks.
If a picture is worth a thousand words then what is a film about photography worth? These documentaries bring the art of photos and their subjects into stark focus with new meaning. All are films that have formerly been featured at AJFF's annual festival.
An ambitious original series from Netflix, the return of a screen legend, ten classics of Yiddish cinema restored and more are featured in this month's picks.
Heroes and heroic measures are central in this mix of narratives and documentaries that were formerly featured at AJFF's annual festival. All are true stories.
There's nothing like a sibling to help to bring things into focus. From the mundane to the absurd, to full-on crises, these films spotlight sibling bonds. All are films that have formerly been featured at AJFF's annual festival.
Familiar Hollywood faces populate this mix of dramas and classics.
Classics of varying genres, films formerly featured at AJFF's annual festival, and a timely new Aaron Sorkin legal drama are featured in this month's picks.
The dictionary defines reconciliation to be "the act of causing two people or groups to become friendly again after an argument or disagreement or the process of finding a way to make two different ideas, facts, etc., exist or be true at the same time". These films, formerly featured at AJFF's annual festival, tackle the tricky concept.