Atlanta Jewish Film Festival North

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is returning to theaters for the first time in 18 months with AJFF North, a mini-festival on Aug. 28 and 29.

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is returning to theaters for the first time in 18 months with AJFF North, a mini-festival on Aug. 28 to 29, that will combine in-theater and virtual screenings.

Made possible by the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta through its “Making Jewish Places” initiative, AJFF North brings the best in Jewish cinema directly to residents of Alpharetta, East Cobb, Johns Creek, Roswell and surrounding North Metro communities, though is open to all audiences.

Moviegoers can enjoy a diverse mix of dramas, documentary, family-friendly fare, a Hollywood classic comedy and even short films in a series of screenings at the Aurora Cineplex in Roswell at 5100 Commerce Pkwy, as well as via streaming in the AJFF Virtual Cinema.

In-person screenings at the Aurora Cineplex represent the festival’s first return to movie theaters since February 2020 and provides an opportunity for audiences to rediscover the joy of seeing films back on the big screen, as AJFF plans for a larger theatrical experience at next year’s 22nd edition of the annual festival in February 2022.

“We’re thrilled to be the official venue for AJFF North,” operations manager of the Aurora Cineplex Barbara Scoggins said. “As the world starts going back to the movies, community events like this one provide us an opportunity to serve film lovers in the North Atlanta metro area and beyond.”

As AJFF continues to prioritize the safety of audiences and staff, organizers will follow COVID protocols in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local guidelines, as well as theater partners. This will include measures to encourage all audiences to wear masks inside the theater venue, as well as social distancing during entry and exit from the theater.

“After nearly two years of planning with our partners at Jewish Federation and community volunteers, AJFF North is a milestone initiative that both welcomes audiences back to theaters while also serving fans in North Metro neighborhoods,” AJFF Executive Director Kenny Blank said. “AJFF has always taken care to listen to the needs of the community, and this mini-festival further provides an opportunity to understand how the moviegoing experience will evolve as we plan for next year’s annual festival and beyond.”

Tickets went on sale Aug. 4 and are $16/person for in-person screenings and $16/household for films presented in the Virtual Cinema. For the film schedule, visit www.ajff.org.

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