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Jewish Film Fest Begins in Cobb

Screenings at the Merchant's Walk Cinema are taking place through Wednesday.

East Cobb's Merchants Walk 12 Cinema once again is one of the venues for the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival.

While the festival continues through Feb. 20, the Merchants Walk schedule only runs through Wednesday.

After Wednesday's gala kickoff event at the Cobb Energy Center, the festival gets underway in East Cobb tonight at 8 p.m. with a showing of "Simon and the Oaks," a coming-of-age film set in Sweden during World War II.

The festival continues at Merchants Walk on Friday at 12 p.m. with "Paris-Manhattan," which involves a Woody Allen obsession.

That showing will be followed at 2:05 p.m. Friday with three short films, "All the Broken Pieces," starring Tovah Feldshuh as a grandmother with Alzheimer's, and "Audition," about an Auschwitz prisoner auditioning for the camp orchestra, and "The Basketball Game."

Tickets are available for the Thursday and all of the Friday screenings.

But Saturday's 8 p.m. showing of "A.K.A. Doc Pomus," a full-length feature about a rock and roll songwriting legend, is already sold out.

On Sunday, three films will be shown:

  • 11 a.m., "Portrait of Wally;"
  • 1:15 p.m, "Tiger Eyes;"
  • 4 p.m., "Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy."

Monday's films include the following:

  • 12:15 p.m., "My Best Holidays;"
  • 2:35 p.m., "When Day Breaks,"
  • 8 p.m., "The World is Funny."

On Tuesday, the screenings conclude:

  • 12 p.m., "The Ballad of the Weeping Spring,"
  • 2:30 p.m., "The Last White Knight,"
  • 8 p.m., "Suskind."

Wednesday's final night at Merchants Walk features these films:

  • 12 p.m., "My First Wedding,"
  • 2:30 p.m., "Orchestra of Exiles,"
  • 8 p.m., "Lore."

Tickets are still on sale for all of those showings.

The Merchants Walk Cinema is located at 1301 Johnson Ferry Road, behind Marlow's Tavern in the Merchants Walk Shopping Center.

Other festival venues include the Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station Stadium 16, Lefont Sandy Springs, Tara Cinemas 4 and the North Point Market 8.

For more information and a complete schedule, please visit the AJFF website.

Tickets may be purchased at the AJFF's online ticket office.

You can read more about the festival and the featured films from Howard Pousner of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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