Show Times

Monday 25, March

AJFF: Fog in August

AJFF: Fog in August

NR

Monday 25, March

Us

Us

RFor violence/terror, and language

Monday 25, March

AJFF: Shelter

AJFF: Shelter

NR

Monday 25, March

Tuesday 26, March

AJFF: Above the Drowning Sea

AJFF: Above the Drowning Sea

NR

Tuesday 26, March

Us

Us

RFor violence/terror, and language

Tuesday 26, March

AJFF: The Interpreter

AJFF: The Interpreter

NR

Tuesday 26, March

Wednesday 27, March

AJFF: Short Films 2019

AJFF: Short Films 2019

NR

Wednesday 27, March

Us

Us

RFor violence/terror, and language

Wednesday 27, March

AJFF: An Act of Defiance

AJFF: An Act of Defiance

NR

Wednesday 27, March

Thursday 28, March

Us

Us

RFor violence/terror, and language

Thursday 28, March

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

NR

Thursday 28, March

Thursday 4, April

The Barkley Marathons

The Barkley Marathons

NR

Thursday 4, April

AJFF: Above the Drowning Sea

AJFF: Above the Drowning Sea

NR

PART OF THE 2019 ATHENS JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

(2017) On the eve of World War II, tens of thousands of Jewish refugees were trapped in Nazi-controlled Vienna. When no country would take them, a door opened in far-away Shanghai, an “open city” in chaos from foreign invasion and civil war. Ho Feng Shan, the Chinese Consul in Vienna, defied his own government and the Gestapo to help the refugees. Jewish refugees and the Chinese who helped them recount their terrors and the remarkable friendships forged across cultures. Truly a story that could have been ripped from today’s headlines, the film celebrates the heroism of ordinary people caught in extraordinary circumstances.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for all Athens Jewish Film Festival screenings are only available for purchase on-site at the Ciné box office on the day of show. Seating is limited, please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to showtime for best availability. Festival passes good for free admission to all festival screenings are available for purchase at athensjff.org.

Tuesday 26, March

AJFF: An Act of Defiance

AJFF: An Act of Defiance

NR

PART OF THE 2019 ATHENS JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

(2018) In apartheid-ruled South Africa, a renowned lawyer struggles to hide his secret affiliation to the nation's chief resistance movement - as he takes on defending a group of its arrested members, including its leader, Nelson Mandela.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for all Athens Jewish Film Festival screenings are only available for purchase on-site at the Ciné box office on the day of show. Seating is limited, please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to showtime for best availability. Festival passes good for free admission to all festival screenings are available for purchase at athensjff.org.

Wednesday 27, March

AJFF: Fog in August

AJFF: Fog in August

NR

PART OF THE 2019 ATHENS JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

(2017) A Roma boy is placed in a mental hospital and experiences the Nazi euthanasia program. Aware of what was happening and attached to friends, the lad attempts to sabotage the program. The film addresses the complexities of the program director, the lives of the child victims, and the struggles of the child protagonist. More than five thousand children were killed in the Nazi euthanasia program. Based on the true story of 13-year-old Ernst Lossa (Ivo Pietzcker).

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for all Athens Jewish Film Festival screenings are only available for purchase on-site at the Ciné box office on the day of show. Seating is limited, please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to showtime for best availability. Festival passes good for free admission to all festival screenings are available for purchase at athensjff.org.

Monday 25, March

AJFF: Shelter

AJFF: Shelter

NR

PART OF THE 2019 ATHENS JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

(2017) Mossad agent Naomi is called back from sick leave and assigned to a "babysitting" job. Under a new identity, she heads to Germany to protect Mona a beautiful Lebanese informant, whom special agents have pulled from her country and hidden in a Hamburg safe house while she recovers from plastic surgery. Naomi soon learns that Mona is very close to a top Hezbollah leader, a man she betrayed and who is dead-set on exacting revenge. During the two weeks they spend together, an unexpected bond forms between the two women, forged from shared risks and a deep understanding of loss. But in this high-stakes game of deception, questions of fate may be out of their control.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for all Athens Jewish Film Festival screenings are only available for purchase on-site at the Ciné box office on the day of show. Seating is limited, please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to showtime for best availability. Festival passes good for free admission to all festival screenings are available for purchase at athensjff.org.

Monday 25, March

AJFF: Short Films 2019

AJFF: Short Films 2019

NR

PART OF THE 2019 ATHENS JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

Winners of the Short Films Competition:

“Autoneurotic” (Canada) | Comedy

Director: Jamie Elman

Yiddish with English subtitles | 7:24 | 2018

As the sundown on the Sabbath approaches, Leizer races to drive Chaimie home, while construction drives Chaimie and Leizer crazy. Featuring a very special appearance by babka, Jews, and (non-German) cars. Another winner from the makers of “YidLife Crisis” series.

“A Thousand Kisses” (USA) | Animation

Director: Richard Goldgewicht | Writer: Darcy Brislin

English | 16:00 | 2018

Separated by the fear of prosecution in Nazi Germany of 1933, a young Jewish couple in Berlin make lose plans to reunite in Brazil. Inspired by the actual correspondence recovered by the couple’s grandsons 80 years later, “A Thousand Kisses” presents a peculiar love story tainted by the harsh historical context of its time.

“The Driver is Red” (USA) | Animation/Historical Documentary

Writer/Director: Randall Christopher

English | 15:00 | 2017

Miami Film Festival Official Selection

Set in Argentina 1960, this true crime documentary follows secret agent Zvi Aharoni (Mark Pinter) as he searches for a mysterious man named Ricardo Klement. What he discovered in the remote outskirts of Buenos Aires would send shock waves around the world.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for all Athens Jewish Film Festival screenings are only available for purchase on-site at the Ciné box office on the day of show. Seating is limited, please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to showtime for best availability. Festival passes good for free admission to all festival screenings are available for purchase at athensjff.org.

Wednesday 27, March

AJFF: The Interpreter

AJFF: The Interpreter

NR

PART OF THE 2019 ATHENS JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

(2018) An 80-year-old translator, Ali Ungár, comes across a book written by a former SS officer recounting his war experiences in Slovakia. Ali realizes that one of the chapters may well describe his own parents’ execution. And so, armed with a pistol, he sets off to Vienna to look for the SS man and take his revenge. But once there, the only person he encounters is the man’s 70-year-old son Georg, a former teacher who has spent his whole life avoiding his father and suffering from an addiction to alcohol. The translator’s visit arouses Georg’s curiosity and he decides to invite Ali on a trip through Slovakia. But whilst Georg is basically out to have a good time, Ali is hoping to find out how his parents really died. Gradually, these two very different men begin to warm to each other and together, they discover a country that would prefer to forget about its past.

Oscillating between comedy and tragedy, Martin Šulík’s road movie focuses on two old men weighed down by the unresolved conflicts that have plagued their lives who are now trying to free themselves from this oppressive burden. Jiří Menzel plays the role of the gloomy and worldly-wise Ali, Peter Simonischek is the maverick Georg.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for all Athens Jewish Film Festival screenings are only available for purchase on-site at the Ciné box office on the day of show. Seating is limited, please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to showtime for best availability. Festival passes good for free admission to all festival screenings are available for purchase at athensjff.org.

Tuesday 26, March

The Barkley Marathons

The Barkley Marathons

NR

Presented as part of the SCIENCE ON SCREEN FILM SERIES, an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

RECEPTION: Join us at 6:30p for a reception with snacks provided by Marti's At Midday.

GUEST SPEAKER: S. Kris Braman, PhD, UGA Entomology Professor and Head will give a brief lecture on "Insects and Graceful Exits." Following the screening, filmmaker Annika Iltis will join in a Q&A via video conference.

ABOUT THE FILM: Every year, 40 international runners descend upon a small town in Tennessee to test their mental and physical limits against the Barkley Marathons. Devised as a mockery of James Earl Ray’s historic prison escape gone awry, the race has seen only 10 finishers in its first 25 years. The race’s co­founder Lazarus Lake is as weird, unpredictable, and irresistible a character as the idiosyncratic event he has created. With a secret application process, unknown start time, and treacherous terrain, the Barkley has gained cult­like status with ultra­runners and amateurs alike. This award ­winning, oddly inspiring, and wildly funny documentary invites you to the sports world’s most guarded secret; where pain has value, failure is spectacular, and it only costs $1.60.

Thursday 4, April

Us

Us

RFor violence/terror, and language

After sending shockwaves across contemporary culture and setting a new standard for provocative, socially-conscious horror films with his directorial debut, GET OUT, Academy Award-winning visionary Jordan Peele returns with another original nightmare that he has written, directed and produced. Set in present day along the iconic Northern California coastline, US stars Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o as Adelaide Wilson, a woman returning to her beachside childhood home with her husband, Gabe (Winston Duke), and their two children (Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex) for an idyllic summer getaway.

Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide feels her paranoia elevate to high-alert as she grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family. After spending a tense beach day with their friends, the Tylers (Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon), Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway. US pits an endearing American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves.

Monday 25, March

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Wednesday 27, March

Thursday 28, March

Show Future Dates
Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

NR

Presented as part of the SCIENCE ON SCREEN FILM SERIES, an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, in coordination with the UGA Office of Sustainability, Sustainable Food Systems Initiative.

Join us for a tasting reception with chefs PETER DALE from The National, HOMERO ELIZADE from Home.Made, and JOSEPH HOUSTON from The Foundry, who, along with EMMANUEL STONE and students from the Culinary Arts Program at the Athens Community Career Academy, will showcase how to utilize ingredients that are typically thrown out or disregarded to create a great meal.

This multi-disciplinary event also features an expo with information and demonstrations from community partners in food redistribution and waste recycling, including: UGA Family and Consumer Sciences with Cooperative Extension, Let Us Compost, Grow It Know It, UGArden, and Campus Kitchen.

Following the film screening, KRISTEN BASKIN, CEO of Let Us Compost, and BRAD TURNER, Campus Kitchen Coordinator, will present a brief lecture entitled "Soil and Soul."

ABOUT THE FILM: This 2017 feature-length documentary aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the the eyes of chef-heroes like Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system.

Every year, 1.3 billion tons of food is thrown out. That's $218 billion worth of food produced for human consumption that never gets eaten ... With one-third of the world's food being thrown away even before it reaches the plate, it's time to shed new light on what is food and what is garbage. Exposing the criminality of food waste and how it’s directly contributing to climate change, the film shows how each of us can make small changes – all of them delicious – to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century.

EVENT -- THURSDAY MARCH 28: ADMISSION: FREE

5:30 - 6:30p -- COMMUNITY EXPO & CHEF'S TASTING RECEPTION

6:30 - 8:00p -- FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION

8:00 - 8:30p -- SCIENCE ON SCREEN LECTURE

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7:00 - 8:00p -- COMMUNITY EXPO & CHEF'S TASTING RECEPTION

8:00 - 9:30p -- FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION

9:30 - 10:00p -- SCIENCE ON SCREEN LECTURE

RESERVATIONS: Please Note: Advance reservations for these screenings are now FULLY BOOKED. All reservations must be claimed at the Cine Box Office on the day of the event, at least 30 minutes prior to start time, and exchanged for a ticketing pass for entrance to the event. Any unclaimed reservations will be released at showtime for general admission.

WAIT LIST: Some seating may be available through cancellations or unclaimed reservations. Beginning one hour before start time on the day of the event, the Box Office will begin taking wait list submissions, which must be made in person and will not be accepted over the phone.

Thursday 28, March