✡ Free Special  Event:
Film Screening & Reception

This film will screen January 23 @ Ciné.
THIS FILM IS FREE—FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. Screening Time Coming Soon.

Athens JFF, in partnership with the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts at UGA, is excited to present a special screening of “The Band’s Visit.”

According to Wikipedia, this modern classic comedy was Israel’s original Foreign Language Film submission for the 80th Academy Awards, but was rejected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences because it contained over 50 English dialogue.

• This event includes a reception, with noshes provided by The National, and a Cash Bar.
• A discussion will follow the film, with the guest speaker T.B.A.

 

“Strangers in a Land That’s Not So Strange — New York Times Review, “The Band’s Visit.”

 

NEWS IN BRIEF…

2017 Athens Jewish Film Festival Graces the Cover of “Flagpole”

Read Barbette Houser’s Incisive Look Back at the 2017 Festival

Flagpole March 15 issue celebrating 2017 Athens Jewish Film Festival

Flagpole March 15 issue celebrating 2017 Athens Jewish Film Festival.

Athens Jewish Film Festival’s own Barbette Houser, a keen observer of the local arts and culture scene, offers us a view of the 2017 festival through the lens of the rich contributions made to cinema by Jewish filmmakers, actors, writers and producers throughout it’s history.

Be sure to read this insightful piece…