Screening Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, the documentary will focus on the legacy of black-Jewish cooperation in the civil rights era. It features archival footage and interviews from Holocaust survivors and Atlantans including Lewis, Ambassador Andrew Young, Rabbi Alvin Sugarman, Rabbi Peter S. Berg and Martin Luther King III.
On Feb. 15, the buddy comedy “Standing Up, Falling Down” screens at 8 p.m. at the Woodruff Arts Center. It’s part of Young Professionals Night, presented by ACCESS, the young leadership division of the American Jewish Committee. Emmy-winner and “Parks and Rec” actor Ben Schwartz and comic icon Billy Crystal star in the film about an aspiring stand-up comedian forced to move back to his hometown. An unexpected multi-generational friendship blossoms, leading them to confront their regrets and failures. A 6:30 p.m., party leads into the screening.
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The festival will conclude Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. with a screening of “Saul & Ruby, To Life” at the Byers Theater of the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center.
In it, Holocaust survivors Saul Dreier and Ruby Sosnowicz find a new purpose in life.
Using music, they share their stories and promote peace. A performance by Saul, Ruby and The Holocaust Survivor Band will follow the screening along with a question-and-answer session and dessert reception.
Tickets to each of the film screenings and their accompanying events are $36.
These films join a list of previously announced movies, including documentaries “Golda” and “No Pork on the Fork.”
The full lineup and official schedule will be announced on Jan. 10.
AJFF tickets go on sale Jan. 27 on AJFF.org and are $16 for general admission and $14 for students, children and seniors.
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AJFF Opening Night, Young Professionals Night and Closing Night Selections:
“Shared Legacies: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance” — Opening Night
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
“Standing Up, Falling Down” — Young Professionals Night
6:30 p.m. pre-screening party, 8 p.m. film
Woodruff Arts Center
“Saul & Ruby, To Life!” — Closing Night
Byers Theater of the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center