Young Professionals Night At Ajff, Presented By Access

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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 7pm
Film 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 Cook
Mark Spatt

Event Committee:
Brandon Goldberg
Nathaniel Goldman
Adam Hirsch
Mamie Dayan-Vogel
Andrew 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 Initiatives
Jewish Educational Loan Fund
JScreen
MJCCA Young Adults
Muslims for Progressive Values
National Black Arts Festival
Sojourn
The Sixth Point
Urban League of Greater Atlanta Young Professionals
VIA (Volunteers in Action) of Jewish Family & Career Services
Young Adult Division of Jewish Life Home Communities


Please contact Julie Katz at katzj.fellow@ajc.org with any questions. We’ll see you at the movies!
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By: AJC Atlanta Regional Office

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