ACCESS: Young Professionals Night at AJFF

February 16, 2019 Atlanta

Join us at Young Professionals Night at AJFF, presented by ACCESS, for a fantastic evening of festivities and film! This exciting event is open to young professionals under 40 of all faith and ethnic backgrounds. The evening will begin with a pre-party with food and cash bar at the Woodruff Art Center’s Center Space, followed by a screening of the comedy Family Commitments. WHEN: Saturday, February 11 Pre-party at 7pmFilm screening at 8:40pm WHERE: Woodruff Arts Center PRICE: $18 (includes both the pre-party and film). ***Tickets are NOW AVAILABLE at the ticket purchase link above!***About The Film:Ethnic identity, family dysfunction and an unexpected pregnancy complicate the planned nuptials of an Arab-Jewish gay couple in the romantic comedy FAMILY COMMITMENTS.David and boyfriend Khaled (Maximilian von Pufendorf and Omar El-Saeidi) are ready to shatter one of the last great taboos of middle-class German society: a same-sex marriage between a Jew and a Muslim. Having dated for two years and deeply in love, the time is ripe to tie the knot. Nothing could stand in their way it seems, except for their parents: David’s overbearing mother (Maren Kroymann), and Khaled’s homophobic father (Ramin Yazdani). On top of all this, an old acquaintance (Franziska Brandmeier) turns up out of the blue, claiming to be pregnant with David’s baby. As the plot thickens, relationships are stretched to the breaking point by deceit, obfuscations and the struggles of the family business.The directorial debut of Hanno Olderdissen, FAMILY COMMITMENTS mixes classic screwball comedy with eye-catching production design, a goofy fun soundtrack, and an inclusive multi-cultural worldview. Event Co-Chairs: Maddie CookMark SpattEvent Committee: Brandon GoldbergNathaniel GoldmanAdam Hirsch Mamie Dayan-VogelAndrew Winston Thank you to our partner organizations! Birthright Israel Alumni Network Federation Under 40 Division German Consulate General Georgia Equality Goethe German Cultural Institute HOPE (Helping Organizations & People Everywhere)Interfaith Community InitiativesJewish Educational Loan FundJScreen MJCCA Young AdultsMuslims for Progressive Values National Black Arts Festival SojournThe Sixth PointUrban League of Greater Atlanta Young ProfessionalsVIA (Volunteers in Action) of Jewish Family & Career Services Young Adult Division of Jewish Life Home Communities Please contact Julie Katz at with any questions. We’ll see you at the movies!

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Saturday, February 16, 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Woodruff Arts Center
1280 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

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