Preview: With AJFF Selects, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival expands its scope to year-round
In its 17 years of existence, the annual, three-week Atlanta Jewish Film Festivalhas become the largest of its kind, worldwide. It’s hard to imagine the city without such a crucial cultural anchor — one that in some ways eclipses older, beloved cinematic institutions, the Atlanta Film Festival and Out On Film.
So why in the world does the AJFF want to expand its programming to span the year, in addition to its hectic 23-day schedule of films, panel discussions and special appearances by filmmakers during the winter months? You’d think its staff would want a little rest.