#323 – Tickets Now On Sale for the 11th Annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival – Atlanta’s Largest Film Festival! February 8-27, 2011

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Tickets are officially on sale for the 11th Annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival! I know what you’re thinking – why are you telling me about this now? I have to get through the holidays; I can’t even begin to think about something coming in February! Take my advice – get your tickets now!

Officially in its second decade, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival will take place February 8 – 27, 2011 and has expanded greatly since last year. Taking place over 20 days (up from 11 days last year) and in six venues (up from four last year), the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is the largest film festival in Atlanta and poised to become the largest Jewish film festival in the country this year with its new, bigger-and-better schedule.

I’ve been working with the Festival for three years now and can tell you that it’s one of my favorite times of year. Using their mission of “building bridges of understanding through film,” the festival is a unique combination of narratives and documentaries, foreign films, musicals, comedies, dramas – truly something for everyone. This year’s selections include classics such as Chariots of Fire and a 25th anniversary of one of my childhood favorites, An American Tail. There are films that explore different perspectives of the conflict in the Middle East (BudrusPrecious Life), romantic comedies (The Names of Love, Five Hours from Paris), a new and acclaimed version of The Diary of Anne Frank from BBC telefilm, and so much more! To download and peruse a copy of the 2011 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Program Guide and read all about the more than 60 films, click here.

The festival will take place at six venues around the city:

  • Opening Night at The Fox Theatre – Tuesday, February 8, 2010 – featuring Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story is a true celebration of America’s favorite pastime (also available – tickets to the full VIP Red Carpet Opening Night Extravaganza – visit website for more information)
  • Young Professionals Night at The Buckhead Theatre – Wednesday, February 9, 2010 – a unique night of networking, film and music, featuring The “Socalled” Movie and a concert by Socalled following the screening
  • Regular festival screenings at The Georgia Theatre Company Merchants Walk Cinema in East Cobb, Lefont Sandy Springs, Regal Atlantic Station, and Regal Medlock Crossing in Johns Creek
  • FREE Closing Night party! “And the Winner Is…” Oscar-viewing party at STRIP in Atlantic Station!

If you’ve never been to the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, I highly recommend you plan to check it out. That will require visiting the site NOW – checking out the almost 100 screenings of over 60 films to be offered – and purchasing your tickets. The festival regularly sells out – last year selling more than 20,000 tickets! And the films will sell out quickly – believe me when I tell you that you will want to get your tickets soon!

Tickets are just $8.00 for matinees (Monday through Friday, until 4:00 PM), $9.00 for students, seniors and children, and $10.00 for adults. You may also want to consider giving film gift certificates as Christmas gifts – at just $10 each (each gift certificate equals one film ticket), they make great stocking stuffers!

I’ll be at the Festival all 20 days – I hope to see you there! If you love the movies, then you will adore this Festival – take a couple of moments today, pick out a few of films, and purchase your tickets now…you’ll be glad you did!

WHERE: 11th Annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival – Tickets available online at www.ajff.org

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