Virginia Highland B&B Innkeeper - Adele
One of my favorite events of the year is the annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, the largest festival of its kind the country. From January 24 to February 15 the 57 screenings used the power of film to entertain, educate and encourage dialogue among audiences of all faiths and backgrounds.
Of the eight I attended I most enjoyed Doing Jewish: A Story From Ghana. Gabrielle Zilka documents her discovery of a small community of black Jews in Sefu Wiawso who identify as descendants of the Lost Tribes of Israel and who have been practicing Judaism in isolation for centuries.
The most disturbing film was Riphagen: The Untouchable. This documentary is an edge-of-your-seat dramatization about ultimate betrayal in Nazi-occupied Netherlands.
Freedom to Marry documents the incredible 32-year long legal battle spearheaded by Evan Wolfson culminating in the 2015 Supreme Court ruling The Constitution guarantees the right to same-sex marriage. Evan was present at the end of the screening to take questions from the audience. And I took the opportunity to plug my B&B as a gay-friendly establishment! Now that takes chutzpah!
Adele at the 2017 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
Adele with Evan Wolfson