The ninth annual Athens Jewish Film Festival will run March 18-21 at Athens' Ciné Bar Café Cinema.
Preceding the festival is a run of a theatrical interpretation of the book The Temple Bombing by Melissa Fay Greene at the Alliance Theatre, running until March 12, and the "Ultra Bright" exhibit at the Gallery at Hotel Indigo in Athens, featuring works by AJFF board member Barbette Houser.
The festival will kick off with a screening of Moos on March 18, 5 p.m. Moos is a romantic comedy about a woman who takes care of her father after her mother’s death. A surprise visit from her friend Sam jolts her to examine her life and the choices she’s made.
Following the screening of Moos, the festival’s opening celebration party begins at 7 p.m. at Hotel Indigo, including hors d'oeuvres by home.made, dancing, and music by DJ Andrew Bird.
The festival will continue March 19 – 21 at Ciné with the following schedule:
Sunday, March 19:
Abulele (1 p.m.)
On the Map (3 p.m.)
A Blind Hero (5 p.m.)
Fire Birds (7:45 p.m.)
Monday, March 20:
The Kind Words (4 p.m.)
Fever at Dawn (6:30 p.m.)
Peter the Third (8:45 p.m.)
Tuesday, March 21:
short films (5 p.m.) - featuring winners of the AJFF shorts competition
For the Love of Spock (7:30 p.m.)
For the Love of Spock will follow the festival’s closing party.
Festival passes are available at the festival’s website or at Ciné’s box office.