After a wildly successful annual winter event, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival returns with continued year-round programming in the form of its AJFF Selects series with tickets for both April and May now on sale.
With AJFF Selects, audiences have yet another opportunity to experience the same caliber of world-class films viewed at the annual festival. These special screenings feature outstanding new foreign and independent films, along with the opportunity to hear from expert speakers and guest filmmakers. Tickets are now available for “A Memoir of War,” a critically acclaimed, heartrending reflection on wartime grief, and “RBG,” an intimate portrait of a diminutive, boundary-shattering feminist hero. Tickets are $15.
“(The) AJFF Selects series allows us to continue important conversations with the community throughout the year,” Kenny Blank, the festival’s executive director, said in a news release. “We look forward to reengaging with our audiences around these two unique films, representative of our programming diversity, which both feature stories of powerful women and their perseverance.”
AJFF kicks off the 2018 Selects series April 29 at 7 p.m. at UA Tara Cinemas in Buckhead with a screening of “A Memoir of War.” Actress Mélanie Theirry gives an emotionally transfixing performance as the seminal writer, Marguerite Duras, a member of the Resistance living in Nazi-occupied Paris. Through impressionistic images and voiceover passages of Duras’ semiautobiographical texts, “A Memoir of War” evokes the inner world of one of the 20th century’s most revolutionary writers.
The next featured film in the Selects series is “RBG” May 10 at 7:30 p.m. at UA Tara Cinemas. This screening, in partnership with the Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta, celebrates the breathtaking legacy and personal life of a feminist hero, quiet warrior and one of the most influential jurists in American history. This energetic, fist-pumping, crowd-pleasing documentary is a loving tribute to a brilliant legal mind who continues to fight the good fight, while inspiring those who wish to follow in her footsteps.
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