March 18-21, 2017
Tickets & Information
The 2017 Athens Jewish Film Festival will continue our great traditional “Opening Celebration” following a feature film screening. New lower ticket prices are $40, which includes both the Premiere Film Screening at Ciné, March 18, 2017 followed by the Opening Celebration at Indigo in Athens. To attend the Opening Celebration only, ticket prices are $30.
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The Festival Pass allows patrons to view all feature films & Shorts Competition winners, March 19-21, 2017. Your Pass will also include the Closing Night Party & Screening at Ciné. Save when you buy Festival Passes and view all feature films @ Ciné, plus the short films! Click here to be notified when Festival Passes become available.
2016-2017 Events & Films Schedule
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- FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21 THROUGH THURSDAY OCTOBER 27—”DENIAL“ @CINE
- WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2016, 6:30-7:30 PM @CINE — SPECIAL EVENT — BOOK SIGNING AND MEET & GREET WITH DAVID BORDWELL
- FEBRUARY 22–MARCH 12, 2017. “THE TEMPLE BOMBING,” ONSTAGE @ALLIANCE THEATRE, ATLANTA
- MARCH 18, 2017. FESTIVAL PREMIERE FILM & “OPENING CELEBRATION”
Based on the acclaimed book “History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier,” DENIAL recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt’s (Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz) legal battle for historical truth against David Irving (Timothy Spall), who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In the English legal system, the burden of proof is on the accused, therefore it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred.
A public “meet-and-greet” and book signing, in partnership with Avid Bookshop, with famed film historian and author, David Bordwell.
He is the author of many important film studies books, most recently The Rhapsodes: How 1940s Critics Changed American Film Culture (University of Chicago Press, 2016). His forthcoming book, from which the lecture derives, is Reinventing Hollywood: How 1940s Filmmakers Changed Movie Storytelling, to be published in fall of 2017.
This theatricalization is inspired by the award-winning book “The Temple Bombing” by Melissa Fay Greene. This world premiere is presented on the occasion of The Temple’s 150th anniversary.
Athens JFF will be hosting an event featuring Ellen G. Rafshoon, who curated an exhibit at Emory University on the 50th anniversary of the bombing.
The 2017 Athens Film Festival kicks off with our Premiere Film Screening at 5:00 p.m. @Athens Ciné, followed at 7:00 p.m. with our “Opening Celebration” at Indigo Hotel, catered by Home.Made.
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