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3 Dutch Films at Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

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From January 24 through February 15, three Dutch films, "An Act of Defiance", "The Body Collector" and "Playing God", will be screened at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

About the Films

An Act of Defiance

Director: Jean van de Velde

A gutsy lawyer risks career and family to defend Nelson Mandela and his inner circle, in AN ACT OF DEFIANCE, a historical thriller set in South Africa’s incendiary segregation era. Mandela and nine other defendants, including Jewish anti-Apartheid fighters, faced a possible death sentence after their arrest during a summer 1963 raid. Sympathetic white Afrikaner lawyer Bram Fischer (Peter Paul Muller), defends the activists against charges of conspiracy
to commit sabotage and treason. As he fights to expose South Africa’s corrupt, unjust system, Fischer attempts to hide his own ties to the resistance. This riveting drama expertly combines nail-biting political and courtroom intrigue to explore South Africa’s seminal struggle against racism, and the little-known Jewish figures who sought to end entrenched discrimination in their country.

  • Regal Atlantic Station; Friday, Jan. 26, 11:40 AM
  • Regal Perimeter Pointe; Saturday, Jan. 27, 7:50 PM
  • Regal Hollywood 24; Sunday, Jan. 28, 1:25 PM
  • Regal Atlantic Station; Sunday, Jan. 28, 7:15 PM
  • Regal Perimeter Pointe; Tuesday, Jan. 30, 7:00 PM

Get your tickets here!

The Body Collector

Director: Tim Oliehoek

An investigative journalist fights to unmask a prominent art collector as a murderous Nazi war criminal, in the gripping true-life drama THE BODY COLLECTOR. When multimillionaire Pieter Menten (Aus Greidanus) decides to auction off a portion of his prized art holdings, Dutch newspaper editor Hans Knoop (Guy Clemens) receives a tip from an Israeli colleague about Menten’s hidden wartime past. As the mild-mannered but steely and idealistic journalist sets out to uncover the elusive facts, he is warned off the story by fellow reporters, stonewalled by bureaucrats, and threatened by the untouchable Menten and his wife (Carine Crutzen). The
highest-rated miniseries in Dutch television history relives the infamous and intriguing 1970s case, while depicting the heavy personal price paid by journalists in their tireless search for truth and justice.

  • Regal Atlantic Station; Wednesday, Jan. 31, 7:20 PM
  • Regal Hollywood 24; Thursday, Feb. 1, 12:35 PM
  • Regal Perimeter Pointe; Thursday, Feb. 1, 7:00 PM
  • The Springs Cinema; Saturday, Feb. 3, 1:00 PM
  • The Springs Cinema; Thursday, Feb. 8, 2:30 PM

Get your tickets here!

Playing God

Director: Karing Jurschik

A fixture of America’s most tragic events, the charismatic and controversial lawyer charged with the impossible task of calculating the cost of a human life is the subject of PLAYING GOD. From the 9/11 attacks and Sandy Hook massacre, to the man-made Agent Orange and BP oil spill disasters, Ken Feinberg is asked to apply cold mathematical formulas to compensate those who have lost everything. Criticized by some as cruel and heartless, while praised by others for his impartiality, Feinberg juggles politics, economic interests and mass suffering to assess claims and determine damages, his decision-making informed by a Jewish upbringing and ethos. Defenders, critics and the families—and Feinberg himself—weigh in on the thorny legal, financial and moral dilemmas of this polarizing figure who at times seems virtually omnipotent.

  • Regal Perimeter Pointe; Wednesday, Jan. 31, 7:00 PM
  • The Springs Cinema; Thursday, Feb. 15, 12:40 PM

Get your tickets here!

About Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

The 18th annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival returns to theaters across the city, bookended by spectacular Opening and Closing Night celebrations at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. For 23 days, AJFF will screen a diverse lineup of films from more than two dozen countries, including award-winning documentaries and powerful narrative features. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll even learn a little, but most of all, you’ll have an incredible time.

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