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.
Wednesday, February 17
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.
Saturday, February 20
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 Event: Turn 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.
Sunday, February 28
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.
Young Professionals Night
Thursday, February 25
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.