11 Films Get Festival Encores

11 Films Get Festival Encores

One of the best dramas playing at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival this year has been the mystery about which films would win spots in the encore screenings at the festival’s end.

Now we can spoil the surprise.

Eleven films will be shown in the encore screenings, an element the festival added this year in response to the increasingly common sold-out shows. The films were selected not only based on demand from festivalgoers, but also on availability from the distributors.

Tickets for all of the films are on sale now.

And the encore slots go to:

  • 24 Days,” the based-on-a-true-story drama about the kidnapping of a 23-year-old French Jewish man in Paris in 2006. See our review. Lefont Sandy Springs, 8 p.m. Feb. 18.
  • Apples From the Desert,” a coming-of-age story about an ultra-Orthodox girl who ventures into the secular world. United Artists Tara, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18, and Lefont Sandy Springs, 4:35 p.m. Feb. 19.
  • Belle and Sébastien,” based on the children’s story about a boy and his dog, the French Alps, and some Nazis. Lefont Sandy Springs, 4:25 p.m. Feb. 18.
  • Beneath the Helmet,” one of two documentaries on the list, about how new high school graduates become part of the Israel Defense Forces. Lefont Sandy Springs, 6:50 p.m. Feb. 18.
  • Chagall-Malevich,” a gloriously head-in-the-clouds look at the two artists and the Russian Revolution. See our review. Lefont Sandy Springs, 11:35 a.m. Feb. 19.
  • Dough,” a sort of “Chico and the Man” set in a British kosher bakery. See our review. United Artists Tara, 8:50 p.m. Feb. 18.
  • Little White Lie,” the second documentary on the list, about a woman confronted with the secret of her parentage. Lefont Sandy Springs, 2:25 p.m. Feb. 19.
  • The Physician,” a medieval travel adventure featuring Ben Kingsley and a Brian Williams-esque lie about being Jewish. United Artists Tara, 11:40 a.m. Feb. 19.
  • Secrets of War,” featuring two Dutch boys, a girl and more Nazis. Lefont Sandy Springs, 4:25 p.m. Feb. 19.
  • Serial (Bad) Weddings,” about the comedy that ensues when interfaith marriages are taken to an extreme in France. Lefont Sandy Springs, 9 p.m. Feb. 18 and 2:15 p.m. Feb. 19.
  • Zero Motivation,” about the not-quite-“M*A*S*H”-level hijinks with which young women serving their time in the IDF occupy themselves. See our review. Lefont Sandy Springs, 11:45 a.m. Feb. 19.
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