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If this were the only film that I were to see in this year’s Atlanta Jewish Film Festival lineup (and at this point, it is), I would consider the 2017 AJFF a smashing success.
The immense suffering prisoners in Auschwitz and other concentration camps faced is not funny. There is nothing funny about it, but Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, Lisa Lampanelli, Gilbert Gottfried, and Rob Reiner are hilarious.
Writer, director Mike Mills set the bar as high as the clouds with “Beginners,” the triumphant and beautiful mostly-autobiographical story of his father, a man (played by an unencumbered Christopher Plummer) who, after a long and hapless marriage, announces he’s gay the very week he’s diagnosed with cancer.
Before walking into my screening of The 90 Minute War I read a brief synopsis of the film. When I discovered the movie was a mockumentary style comedy about the Israeli-Palestinian War I was instantly on board.
The 17th annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) kicked off with a bang on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. While the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre has been the opening night venue for the last several years, this year’s gala and film presentation brought forth a mixture of AJFF tradition and new elements.