Atlanta Jewish Film Festival – Less Than Kosher

February 14, 2024 Atlanta $50.00
CAL_0225 Less Than Kosher February 15

Young Professionals’ Night

Social at 6:30 PM, Film Program at 8:00 PM

Together with AJC ACCESS and our other partners from the young professionals community, indulge in delectable drinks and hors d’oeuvres at the Tara Theatre on Wednesday, February 14. The $50 ticket includes the social and film program. A $36 ticket is available for ACCESS Members & Community Partners.

In this snappy, Toronto-set musical comedy, a wayward singer’s life takes a divinely uproarious turn when she lands a cantor gig in her family’s synagogue, sparking self-discovery, family mishigas, and unholy chaos.

Once a rising star, 30-year-old Viv (actor-musician Shaina Silver- Baird), now finds herself back in her mother’s basement, her once-promising career hitting a sour note. Despite her penchant for pot, munching bacon, and noshing on Yom Kippur, this self-declared “bad Jew” grudgingly assumes the cantor role, nudged by a rabbi who sees potential past her non-kosher ways. Though her shul stint becomes a wild escapade, complete with an illicit affair with the rabbi’s married son (David Reale) and overnight TikTok success, Viv maintains her irreverent reputation while giving her parents some long overdue nachas. As her sister’s Bat Mitzvah looms, Viv’s newfound fame as a popstar cantor soars, compelling her to confront her identity and carve a niche in a community she once shunned.

Set to an infectious Judeo-pop soundtrack, this cheeky mash-up of Shiva Baby and A Star is Born, with a bit of The Jazz Singer, shakes up traditional liturgy, to deliver a funny, flip tale of awakening, endearing as it is uproariously offbeat.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024, 8:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UA Tara Cinemas
2345 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
$50.00 Includes social and film program; seating is general admission
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