The Athens Jewish Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2018. The festival brings quality Jewish films to Athens, Ga., through an annual festival and year-round events. The mission is two-fold: to review, discuss and celebrate films of Jewish interest; and to encourage emerging filmmakers. The festival includes a variety of feature films, shorts and documentaries. Festival programming includes discussions with visiting filmmakers and academics, as well as a short film competition for emerging filmmakers.
Schedule of Events:
Saturday, March 24 - 10th Anniversary Celebration Reception and Dinner at Georgia Museum of Art, at 6 p.m. At 8:00 p.m. there will be a screening of TheWomen’s Balcony, a comedy/drama about community, old traditions, values and the power of women to keep all of these in the face of modern extremism.
The festival continues Sunday, March 25 – Wednesday, March 28, at Ciné Bar Café Cinema, 234 W. Hancock St., downtown Athens.
- On Sunday, March 25, the following films will be shown: Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators (2 p.m.); Tevye’s Daughters (4 p.m.);and Monsieur Mayonnaise (6:45 p.m.).
- On Monday, March 26, the following films will be shown: Paradise (5 p.m.) and Rabbi Wolff (7:45 p.m.).
- On Tuesday, March 27, the following films will be shown: Between Worlds (5 p.m.) and The 90 Minute War (7:15 p.m.).
- On Wednesday, March 28, at 5 p.m., short film winners from the festival’s shorts contest will be shown at Ciné Bar Café Cinema. Following the shorts will be the screening of Body and Soul: An American Bridge (6:15 p.m.).
The 10th annual festival’s closing party will be held Wednesday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. at Hotel Indigo, 500 College Ave., downtown Athens.