Tickets for the 19th annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival are now available for purchase. You can buy online or by calling the AJFF Box Office at 678-701-6104. Get your tickets now for this cinematic event, returning for 21 days from February 6 to February 26, all across Atlanta, including the nearby Byers Theatre at City Springs. There are several other venues including Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center and Regal Perimeter Pointe 10. Screenings will sell out so be sure to check it today.
Max Leventhal, AJFF Board President describes the festival: “AJFF films make you think, even while they also make you laugh aloud or feel deeply emotional Unlike much Hollywood fare, you will be challenged by the stories AJFF showcases. Certainly this is true of our 2019 Opening Night film: Shoelaces confronts us with an ailing father’s choices regarding the special-needs son he abandoned. The gripping story garnered a slew of Israeli Academy Award nominations.”
The festival begins on Feb. 6, opening at the Cobb Energy Center with Shoelaces. One of the films at City Springs is A Fortunate Man on February 25:
Seeking to reject his strict religious upbringing and fulfill his dreams, a pastor’s ambitious son hopes to wed into a wealthy Jewish family and find success in 19th century Copenhagen, in A FORTUNATE MAN, a sweeping romance from Danish Academy Award-winning filmmaker Bille August. The young Peter Sidenius (Esben Smed), a gifted hothead rebelling against his stifling childhood, sets sail for the industrialized world to become an engineer. He pursues his studies, rises to prominence, and quickly climbs the social ladder. But when he and alluring Jakobe Salomon (Katrine Greis-Rosenthal), a progressive intellectual, get engaged, his devout Lutheran family spurns his new life and Jewish fiancée. One of the most expensive Danish film productions ever, this heartbreaking epic, based on Dutch writer Henrik Pontoppidan’s Nobel Prize-winning novel, features moving performances, dazzling cinematography, and sumptuous costume design and period detail.
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