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11th Annual Athens Jewish Film Festival

Athens Jewish Film Festival announces its 2019 lineup

The 11th annual film festival will kick off on Saturday, March 23, at 6 p.m., with the festival’s Opening Night Gala at Wall & Broad, 345 Broad Street, Athens. At 8 p.m., there will be a screening of the opening film at Ciné. The festival’s opening film will be announced at a later date.

The festival continues Sunday, March 24 – Wednesday, March 27, at Ciné.

  • On Sunday, March 24, the following films will be screened: Shoelaces (2 p.m.); Promise at Dawn (4 p.m.); and The Cakemaker (7 p.m.).
  • On Monday, March 25, the following films will be screened: Fog in August (5 p.m.) and Shelter (7:30 p.m.).
  • On Tuesday, March 26, the following films will be screened: Above the Drowning Sea (5 p.m.) and The Interpreter (7 p.m.).
  • On Wednesday, March 27, at 5 p.m., short film winners will be screened.
  • On Wednesday, March 27, at 6 p.m., the festival will celebrate another successful year with a Closing Night Party at Ciné Lab, followed by the closing night film screening of An Act of Defiance (7 p.m.).

Festival passes are $49 and include all nine feature films, three shorts, and the Closing Night Party. Visit athensjff.org to purchase festival passes and for more information.

About the Athens Jewish Film Festival

Founded in 2008, the Athens Jewish Film Festival brings quality Jewish films to Athens, Ga., through an annual festival and year-round events. The mission is 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 programs include discussions with visiting filmmakers and academics, as well as a short film competition for emerging filmmakers.


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