Athens Film Fest Starts March 18
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Athens Film Fest Starts March 18

The ninth annual festival opens with a feature recently seen in Atlanta and closes with a 'Spock' doc.

The ninth annual Athens Jewish Film Festival offers a four-day celebration of Jewish cinema March 18 to 21.

Many of the movies were shown at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival this year or last year, including the opening feature, the Dutch romantic comedy “Moos,” which screens at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 18, before a celebration catered by home.made at 7 p.m. at Hotel Indigo.

Other films familiar to Atlanta Jewish Film Festival attendees are Israeli family fantasy “Abulele” at 1 p.m. March 19, Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball documentary “On the Map” at 3 p.m. March 19, Israeli Holocaust survivor murder mystery/comedy “Fire Birds” at 7:45 p.m. March 19, and French-Israeli family dramedy “The Kind Words” at 4 p.m. March 20.

Also on the schedule are “A Blind Hero,” a dramatized version of the true story of a German businessman who saved his Jewish employees from the Nazis, at 5 p.m. March 19; “Fever at Dawn,” about two Hungarian Holocaust survivors who find each other and fall in love in Sweden, at 6:30 p.m. March 20; and “Peter the Third,” an Israeli comedy about a man who runs for political office just to get a pension, at 8:45 p.m. March 20.

The festival closes March 21 with the 5 p.m. screening of three shorts submitted through a competition, “Yehudit” from Israel, “Jewish Blind Date” from Switzerland and “The Yidlife Crisis” from Canada; a 6 p.m. reception; and the 7 p.m. showing of “For the Love of Spock,” director Adam Nimoy’s documentary about his father, Leonard, and the “Star Trek” character he played.

All the films are showing at Ciné Bar Café Cinema at 234 W. Hancock Ave. A festival pass, which covers everything except opening night, is $45. Opening night is $40 for the film and celebration or $30 for the party only. Visit for tickets and details.

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