Screenings will be presented at venues across metro Atlanta, including Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center, Regal Perimeter Pointe, UA Tara Cinemas, Landmark Midtown Art Cinema, Plaza Theater, and the Woodruff Arts Center.
The 2020 selections cover everything from intimate and introspective biographies to epic dramas, and there will be guest speakers and visiting filmmakers to provide perspective context on the lineup.
Opening Night kicks off with the world premiere of “Shared Legacies: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance,” a documentary with strong Atlanta ties and featuring prominent local leaders including Congressman John Lewis, Amb. Andrew Young, Rabbi Alvin Sugarman, Rabbi Peter S. Berg, Martin Luther King III., and many others.
This year’s lineup also brings Atlanta audiences closer to award season by featuring films from the 2020 Oscar shortlist such as “Advocate” (shortlisted for Best Documentary Feature), “The Painted Bird” and “Those Who Remained” (shortlisted for Best International Feature), and “The Bronx USA” (shortlisted for Best Original Song).
Tickets are available at AJFF.org and range in price from $36 for opening night, closing night and young professionals’ night; $16 for general admission; and $14 for seniors.
The full lineup and schedule are available at AJFF.org.