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The 2021 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Features Virtual Cinema And Drive-In Movies

The virtual festival runs Feb. 17-28.
The virtual festival runs Feb. 17-28.
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During COVID-19, the inability to gather in person has had devastating consequences. The virtual realm has become the primary way of maintaining a connection with one another and arts organizations were quick to adapt.

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival has shown its trademark innovation and creativity with adapting this year’s events. “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes was joined by AJFF board president Max Leventhal and executive director Kenny Blank to talk about the virtual festival.

“These films speak to all audiences no matter your faith, your background, ethnicity, personal history. These films explore the intersection of Jewish life with so many other communities,” said Blank.

Films discussed in interview:

The festival runs from Feb. 17-28 and the film lineup can be found here. There will be several Q&A sessions following many of the films. Tickets and viewing options can be found here.

Drive-In Screenings at The Home Depot Backyard at Mercedes-Benz Stadium:

  • February 18 at 7:30 p.m. – “Young Professionals Night”
  • February 20 at 7 p.m. – Mel Brook’s sci-fi spoof “Spaceballs”
  • February 21 at 7 p.m. – “Little Shop of Horrors”