Special Events at the Festival

The 2021 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival includes a number of special events, from Opening Night to Closing Night, with three drive-ins and a Midnight Movie in between. Don't miss out on these world-class films, and some special experiences to go with them.

Special Events

 

Opening Night
Kiss Me Kosher

Wednesday, February 17
Program begins at 7:00 PM

Sparks fly when two families from wildly different cultural backgrounds collide to plan a same-sex wedding, in this screwball romantic comedy that crosses all borders.

Special Event: One night only, join fellow festivalgoers for the kickoff of our 12-day hybrid experience and preview of what's to come. Then enjoy Opening Night from the comfort of home, with a complimentary, curated Festival-in-a-Box. Plus gourmet dinner from Added Touch, available for purchase with delivery or pickup.


 

Midnight Movie
The Vigil

Saturday, February 20
Preshow at 11:30 PM
Film at Midnight

A lapsed Orthodox Jew tasked with keeping watch over the dead is confronted by a malevolent supernatural force, in this hair-raising chiller set within Brooklyn’s Hasidic Borough Park neighborhood.

Special EventTurn down the lights and pull up the covers, as AJFF presents its first ever midnight movie. The Vigil offers lots of atmospheric chills and thrills, best traversed at the stroke of twelve. Count down to the start of the scary fun with a spooky bonus preshow.


 

Closing Night
Howie Mandel: But, Enough About Me

Sunday, February 28
Program begins at 7:00 PM

In this moving, funny, uncensored profile of an authentic comic genius, versatile showman Howie Mandel considers his wonderfully weird career and debilitating battles with mental illness.

Special Event: As a warmup act to Howie Mandel’s heartwarming biographical doc, we’ll welcome to the virtual stage some local comedy talent to tickle your funny bone. You can complete your Closing Night experience with a gourmet dinner from Added Touch, available for purchase with delivery or pickup.

 

Drive-In

 

Young Professionals Night
Shiva Baby

Thursday, February 25
Sundown at 6:30 PM
Program begins at 7:30 PM

In this caustically comic rollercoaster of sex and neurosis, a disaffected young woman anxiously juggles an accumulation of mishaps and potentially disastrous encounters, each threatening to expose her messy multitude of secrets, all at the same funeral call.

Special Event: Join Atlanta's young professionals and our diverse community partners for a shared but safe drive-in experience like no other. Food trucks and live presentations from ACCESS complete this fun and exciting evening. Your drive-in ticket includes a complimentary swag bag.


 

Spaceballs

Saturday, February 20
Sundown at 6:26 PM
Program begins at 7:00 PM

Mel Brooks spoofs Star Wars and silly sci-fi conventions, in this outrageous outer space saga with an all-star cast.

Special Event: Food trucks complete this fun and exciting evening. Your drive-in ticket includes a complimentary swag bag.


 

Little Shop of Horrors

Sunday, February 21
Sundown at 6:27 PM
Program begins at 7:00 PM

An electrifying fusion of retro camp, horror and showstopper tunes, this devious monster hit about a killer plant from outer space continues to devour generations of fans.

Special Event: Food trucks complete this fun and exciting evening. Your drive-in ticket includes a complimentary swag bag.