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Atlanta Jewish Film Festival tickets on sale now

Tickets went on sale today for the 10th Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, which runs Jan. 13-24. You can check out the full schedule of films and buy those tickets at www.ajff.org. To see some descriptions and highlights, check out this handy AJC story by Howard Pousner, “Jewish Film Festival announces 10th annual slate.

It’s the largest film festival in Atlanta — it drew 17,000 last year — and the second largest Jewish film festival in the United States, and for its 10th year, they’ve got some fun events planned.

  • For the AJFF  Gala Concert, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will perform music from Jewish film scores, including selections from “Schindler’s List”,”Driving Miss Daisy”,”Yentl”,”Life is Beautiful”,”The Ten Commandments” and more. 8 p.m. Jan. 4. $18-$250.  Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St., N.E., Atlanta.
  • Opening night includes a reception at Strip restaurant and screening of “Berlin ‘36.” 5:30-10:30 p.m. Jan. 13.  $36. Regal Cinemas in Atlantic Station, 261 19th St. N.W., Atlanta.
  • “Scene and Be Seen” reception for young adults includes a reception at Strip and “Breaking Upwards” screening. 6-9:30 p.m. Jan. 14. $18. Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station, Atlanta.
  • Closing night film and dessert reception includes screening of “Who Do You Love.” 8-11 p.m. Jan. 24. $18. Lefont Sandy Springs Theater, 5920 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs.

I’d love to show you the trailer for “Berlin ‘36,” but all those I found were in German and without subtitles. So, here’s the trailer for “Breaking Upwards,” which seems to fit perfectly on the shelf between “Garden State” and “(500) Days of Summer.” (Warning: people swear! Protect the children!)

Want to go? The 10th Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. Jan. 13-24. $10, $9 for people ages 65 and older and students with ID. $8 for screenings held Monday-Thursday before 4 p.m. Venues in Atlantic Station, Sandy Springs and Johns Creek. 404-806-9913, www.ajff.org.

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[...] Ten years in, Atlanta’s is the second-largest Jewish film festival out of about 115 worldwide. Organizers expect to sell more than 20,000 tickets this year. I wrote about some of the highlights in this post from last month. [...]