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Anne Frank’s immortal words are revived for the hashtag generation via social media, as Oscar-winning Helen Mirren breathes new life into the famous diary. This modern retelling of Anne’s story carries the gifted diarist’s legacy forward in powerful new ways.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
90 minutes

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 3:45 PM
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Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 11:00 AM
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About the Film 

One of the world’s leading cantorial masters departs the bema, prompting questions about the fading tradition of Jewish sacred music. With an outsized Brooklyn persona and phenomenal voice, Cantor Jack Mendelson utterly leaps off the screen. But after 29 years, his synagogue prefers a younger cantor. With emotion, Mendelson and other experts explain a centuries-long art form, and what its loss represents.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
87 minutes

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Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 8:00 PM
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Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 11:00 AM
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Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 1:55 PM
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Monday, February 17, 2020 at 11:00 AM
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In this lighthearted Sundance dramedy, Noah Schnapp (Stranger Things) is a Brooklyn kid and son of an Israeli mother and Palestinian father. With the aid of a Brazilian chef and food blogger who believes mixing flavors can connect people, Abe hopes to unify his politically fraught, mixed-heritage family over a Thanksgiving feast.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
85 minutes

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Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 1:00 PM
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Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 3:30 PM
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Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 1:30 PM
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Monday, February 17, 2020 at 11:00 AM
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Friday, February 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM
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In this DocAviv best film winner, a controversial Jewish lawyer pushes Israeli courts to the limit in an unwavering defense of Palestinian rights. For nearly 50 years, Lea Tsemel has represented Palestinian prisoners in what she views as a rigged legal system. High-profile court cases are juxtaposed with flashbacks to her leftist awakening and attempts to raise a family, as this outspoken anti-establishment figure is astutely examined.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
114 minutes

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Monday, February 17, 2020 at 7:00 PM
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Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 12:50 PM
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An Israeli retiree seeks to restore his sense of purpose in this tender, lovingly observed Haifa Film Festival top prize winner. Slipping into the sunset of life isn’t easy for crusty but softhearted Meir, a former engineer who now toils away crafting a bed for his grandson, and devastated when a younger cohort takes over organizing a traditional community ceremony. This low-key gem proves a profound contemplation on aging and transition.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
82 minutes

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Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 6:10 PM
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Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 3:55 PM
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Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 3:45 PM
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About the Film 
Justin Long leads an all-star cast in this edgy, Big Apple dysfunctional family dramedy about a 30-something college professor forced to defend his reputation. Josh is also beset with multiple family issues—divorcing parents and bickering siblings, among them—in this millennial urban tale that tackles changing social attitudes with humor, candor and compassion. With Lynn Cohen, Fran Drescher and Richard Schiff.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
94 minutes

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Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 1:00 PM
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Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 8:30 PM
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Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 8:15 PM
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About the Program: 

Join us for this conversation, open to questions from our audience, featuring both local and national film industry experts, including members of the 2020 AJFF Jury. Our discussion will examine one of the most frequently asked questions, What Makes a Film Jewish? Seemingly obvious, yet open to interpretation, the answer can be complex and rich, and often varies from film to film. Join our experts as they define and explore fundamental criteria for any Jewish film festival.

Though FREE to the public, RSVPs are still required via AJFF.org as space is limited.

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Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 11:00 AM
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About the Film 
In this eulogy to a brilliant life tragically cut short, Hollywood remembers the visionary behind many of the 20th century’s most provocative films, including All the President’s Men, Sophie’s Choice and To Kill a Mockingbird. Of Polish-Jewish descent, Pakula’s ethos is manifest in stories of heart and suspense, and themes of moral malfeasance. Interviews with cinema luminaries, and copious movie clips, confirm his exceptional reputation and give the reclusive filmmaker his due.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
110 minutes

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Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 3:15 PM
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Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 7:20 PM
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One of Israel’s top athletes captures the nation’s spirit while prevailing against the odds, in this exciting bio of a basketball icon. From Harlem’s courts to Maccabi Tel Aviv ‘76, Aulcie Perry helped Israel win its first European Championship. But fame led to a dramatic downfall, then ultimate redemption, for this superstar who put Israeli basketball on the map.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
72 minutes

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Friday, February 14, 2020 at 1:45 PM
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Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 11:00 AM
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Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 3:45 PM
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Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 7:20 PM
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About the Film 
Three generations seek to reconcile on a hasty trip to Brazil, in this heartfelt dramedy. Divorced, his business failing, Roberto—a Brazilian expat in Israel—takes his anxious son and impetuous father to Rio to watch Brazil’s World Cup quest. While mending their fraught relationships, the trio’s rocky journey reveals vital life lessons and long-buried secrets.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
92 minutes

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Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 3:45 PM
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Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 5:40 PM
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Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 1:00 PM
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A young woman’s murder leads a police detective into a murky underworld of sex and intrigue, in this twisting thriller set in Nazi-occupied Warsaw. The chief inspector’s ties to the Polish Underground jeopardize his probe, as he seeks to unravel this noir whodunit layered with hidden identities and startling turns.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
123 minutes

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Monday, February 17, 2020 at 7:10 PM
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Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 12:50 PM
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Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 7:10 PM
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Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 2:45 PM
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In a deft blend of dark comedy and quirky romance, a loveless, neurotic schlemiel finds emotional healing while gigging as a Jerusalem tour guide. When not caring for his doddering father, Ronen copes by offering free tours of famous terror attack sites along Jaffa Road…until he meets high-spirited Asia, an architecture student. Suddenly more alive, Ronen faces a worrying choice, in this droll take on the absurdity of everyday life in Israel.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
83 minutes

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Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 3:55 PM
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Friday, February 21, 2020 at 4:20 PM
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About the Film 
An unflinching look at one of the country’s most vilified figures, this riveting profile of the closeted, self-loathing power broker reveals the man behind the Machiavellian mask. From McCarthyism’s chief architect to Trump mentor, Cohn’s amoral career stained U.S. politics. Filmmaker Ivy Meeropol, granddaughter of the Rosenbergs, executed as spies, adds a personal prism to this interrogatory account.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
94 minutes

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Monday, February 24, 2020 at 7:20 PM
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Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 1:00 PM
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Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 7:20 PM
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About the Film 
A famous conductor assembling an orchestra of Israeli and Palestinian youth for a Mideast peace summit, finds a tempest of deep discord. Corralling the young artists, sworn enemies from the Arab-Israeli divide, is easier said than done, in this potent drama, with an amazing cast of non-actors, led by veteran Peter Simonischek.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
112 minutes

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 11:00 AM
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Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 3:20 PM
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Monday, February 17, 2020 at 4:40 PM
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Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 1:00 PM
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Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 1:45 PM
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About the Film 
An impetuous writer recklessly speaks out following a deadly terrorist attack, in this thought-provoking arthouse drama that contemplates the limits of free speech. Polish-Jewish expat Maria lives her golden years in a charming Tuscan villa, while fostering a secret liaison. When she decries Europe’s eroding democratic ideals, she’s unprepared for the hostility she garners, in this superbly crafted, morally complex intersection of artistic license and political discourse.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
96 minutes

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Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 5:30 PM
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About the Film 
The birth of modern Israel gets the big-budget, Hollywood treatment in this exhilarating epic featuring an all-star ensemble. Paul Newman is Israeli resistance leader Ari Ben Canaan, who defies a British blockade to smuggle Jewish refugees to Palestine. Once ashore, he falls for an American nurse, Kitty (Eva Marie Saint), as they risk their lives for the Zionist cause. Otto Preminger’s lavish production includes standout supporting performances from Lee J. Cobb and Sal Mineo, as well as Ernest Gold’s Academy Award-winning score.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
208 minutes

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 1:50 PM
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A sisterhood of outcasts seeks to remake themselves in this provocative, poignant, coming-of-age dramedy, wherein the trio goes to queasy extremes to bankroll cosmetic surgery and prom dresses. This beguiling, cautionary tale of self-discovery and prejudice features a standout performance by the first transgender woman nominated for Israel’s top acting prize.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
97 minutes

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Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 8:20 PM
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Monday, February 17, 2020 at 11:00 AM
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Israel’s only female prime minister defends her clouded legacy in this engrossing portrait backboned by a surprisingly candid, unaired TV interview buttressed by testimonials from devotees and detractors alike, which charts Golda’s trailblazing rise to power and her tragic demise.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
88 minutes

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Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 3:50 PM
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Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 1:00 PM
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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 1:00 PM
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About the Film 
Some of Hollywood’s famed filmmakers, including Jewish emigres William Wyler and Billy Wilder, risk everything in a campaign to rally America behind the war effort. Seeking to foil Hitler’s pervasive propaganda, the government sent documentary crews to war zones to collect tales of heroism, the celluloid chronicling the democratic ideals for which the Allies fought.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
90 minutes

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Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 7:20 PM
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Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 3:20 PM
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Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 3:20 PM
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About the Film 
The Catholic Church’s response to the Holocaust is examined via historic film, rare documents and current interviews, revealing a failure of moral authority. Pope Pius XI overtly decried the anti-Semitism of 1938 Germany, but his successor took a starkly different stance. What more might the Church have done to halt the Final Solution and help Europe’s Jews? As the Vatican prepares to open its secret WWII archives in March 2020, this timely exposé examines all sides of a hotly debated topic.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
72 minutes

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Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 6:05 PM
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Monday, February 17, 2020 at 4:30 PM
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About the Film 
Israel’s Oscar submission, a riveting psychological thriller, dramatizes the motives behind Prime Minister Rabin’s 1995 assassination. Told through the perpetrator’s eyes, the zealot is egged on by national leaders, religious orthodoxy, and right-wing media. With an unnerving central performance, this rigorously researched portrait was Israel’s Best Film winner.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
123 minutes

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 3:15 PM
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Monday, February 24, 2020 at 7:00 PM
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Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 2:55 PM
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About the Film 
After 50 years amassing random items in his Lower Manhattan mansion, revered photographer Jay Maisel plans to depart his Bowery nest. His iconic work includes magazine and album covers, advertising, and street photography. A compulsive collector, he crammed every corner of “The Bank”—his 72-room dwelling—with copious miscellany. But as it’s emptied, a melancholy Maisel waxes philosophical, resulting in an affectionate ode to a noteworthy life, the attritions of age, and the end of an era.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
79 minutes

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Friday, February 21, 2020 at 1:15 PM
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Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 8:25 PM
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Edward Norton helms and co-stars in this sweet, spiritual comedy about an unusual love triangle: a rabbi and priest fall for the same woman. Friends since childhood, Brian (Norton) and Jake (Ben Stiller) are now servants of God. Their lives are upended with the return of Anna (Jenna Elfman), who’s become a high-powered workaholic beauty. Both are enchanted by her, sparking rivalry and dilemmas, in this fresh and funny date movie with a stellar supporting cast: Anne Bancroft, Milos Forman, Ron Rifkin, and Eli Wallach.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
128 minutes

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Friday, February 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM
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About the Film 
In this fond farewell to a community fixture, a favorite West Hollywood diner serves its final meals. Since 1947, an eclectic mix of folks ate at Ed’s Coffee Shop, an old-school breakfast and lunch nook, first owned by Ed Blumstein and then his daughter. But after nearly 60 years, it’s closing, a victim of shifting demographics and competition. Hit hard by the news, close-knit staff and loyal customers share memories over last servings of classic comfort food. Former Ed’s regulars, Oscar nominees Lawrence Kasdan and wife Meg, direct this intimate passion project.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
39 minutes

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Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 1:30 PM
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Jewish refugees from the Middle East and North Africa reveal the intrinsic bigotry and harsh conditions they found upon landfall in 1950s Israel. Arriving during a time of poverty and austerity, Jews seeking shelter in the Promised Land instead were forced into ma’abarot, remote shantytowns of tents and sheds. Already dispirited, they waited days for food, showers and toilets. An ignored chapter of Israeli history, troubling testimony is illustrated with archival film and photos.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
84 minutes

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 7:20 PM
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Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 3:35 PM
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About the Film 
In this sorrow-tinged romantic comedy, Parisian newlyweds travel to Poland, their honeymoon awkwardly doubling as a bid to reconnect with their Jewish heritage and homeland. Unable to bridge past and present in this strange yet familiar land, the eye-opening journey doesn’t go as planned. Awash with offbeat characters and absurd vignettes, this life-affirming charmer, a Moscow Film Festival FIPRESCI Critics prizewinner, movingly conveys the void sometimes experienced by third-generation survivors.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
88 minutes

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Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 1:00 PM
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British-born neurologist and literary giant Oliver Sacks is posthumously feted in this profoundly engaging, deeply personal memoir. Known by the film Awakenings, early fame came from his brilliant writings on cognitive disorders and natural world splendors. Sacks battled drugs, homophobia, and a skeptical medical establishment, and after a terminal diagnosis, vividly faces the meaning of his existence.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
114 minutes

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 7:10 PM
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Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 5:50 PM
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About the Film 
A daring Israeli underwater photographer spends 40 years taking stunning close-ups of aquatic wildlife, but one fearsome challenge eludes him: swimming beside a polar bear while filming the encounter. This breathtaking portrait reveals a fervent artist and activist risking life and limb in pursuit of singular beauty.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
72 minutes

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Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 3:25 PM
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Monday, February 24, 2020 at 7:40 PM
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Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 3:45 PM
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Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 7:40 PM
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An abuse survivor exhumes his past in a forensic search for healing, in this brave, no-holds-barred investigation of trauma in a Jewish American family. All his younger life, Sasha’s father obsessively recorded the family’s every move. Once frisky and bright, Sasha becomes angry and isolated, and the innocuous footage proves a sinister archive of secrets. Amid a high-stakes court battle and media firestorm, family and mental health and legal experts are enlisted to reconstruct a history of child sexual abuse, as cathartic and instructive, as it is disturbing.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
87 minutes

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Monday, February 17, 2020 at 7:25 PM
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An inseparable pair of sprightly Holocaust survivors brings their tuneful call for peace and healing from assisted living facilities in Florida to the world stage, in this uniquely uplifting tribute to the human spirit. Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning documentarian Tod Lending expertly weaves comedy and tragedy in this charming, poignant and, above all, affirmative cinematic celebration.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
80 minutes

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Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 2:30 PM
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Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7:00 PM
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About the Film 
A bourgeois French couple must again get past their biases and accept their multicultural family, in this outrageously funny sequel to the 2015 AJFF and international box office hit. Tackling all-too-real issues of bigotry and intolerance, this decidedly politically incorrect comedy dismantles tribal stereotypes with a big heart and go-for-broke humor.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
98 minutes

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Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 5:55 PM
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Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 8:25 PM
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Friday, February 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM
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About the Film 

The crucial historical lessons of Black-Jewish cooperation are revisited and revived in this utterly fascinating, urgent call to action. Pivotal events come alive through a treasure trove of archival materials, narrated by eyewitnesses, activists, Holocaust survivors, and leaders of the movement, including prominent Atlantans such as Congressman John Lewis, Amb. Andrew Young, Rabbi Alvin Sugarman, Rabbi Peter S. Berg, Oscar-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr., members of the King family, and many others.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
95 minutes

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Monday, February 10, 2020 at 7:30 PM
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About the Program: 

AJFF's Short Programs represent an international collection of narrative and documentary films, ranging from 40 to just a few minutes in length. Each program blends a variety of genres, styles, and subject matter.

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Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 11:00 AM
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About the Program: 

AJFF's Short Programs represent an international collection of narrative and documentary films, ranging from 40 to just a few minutes in length. Each program blends a variety of genres, styles, and subject matter.

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Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 6:10 PM
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About the Program: 

AJFF's Short Programs represent an international collection of narrative and documentary films, ranging from 40 to just a few minutes in length. Each program blends a variety of genres, styles, and subject matter.

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Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 11:00 AM
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About the Program: 

AJFF's Short Programs represent an international collection of narrative and documentary films, ranging from 40 to just a few minutes in length. Each program blends a variety of genres, styles, and subject matter.

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Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 6:15 PM
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About the Film 
Emmy-winner Ben Schwartz (NBC’s Parks and Recreation) and the legendary Billy Crystal, topline this bittersweet, warmly funny buddy comedy about an unlikely intergenerational friendship between a struggling stand-up comic and an older, disillusioned barfly.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
91 minutes

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Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 3:45 PM
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Friday, February 14, 2020 at 3:45 PM
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Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 8:00 PM
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In this sweetly funny romance-dramedy, a 30-something Israeli couple has baby fever, putting their marriage to the test in a frenzy to get pregnant. The biological clock ticks as they begin protracted fertility treatments, a physical and emotional rollercoaster of medical procedures and regimented lovemaking. It’s soon clear the road to parenthood is not easy, in this frank portrayal of modern pregnancy.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
91 minutes

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Friday, February 14, 2020 at 11:00 AM
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Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 8:05 PM
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Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 12:20 PM
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Seinfeld producer George Shapiro visits old stomping grounds in this star-studded, funny, nostalgic ode to New York’s northernmost borough. Decades after launching a successful showbiz career, Shapiro returns to the Bronx, kibitzing with friends about the glories of their immigrant neighborhood. The class of ’49 Bronx Boys also endearingly encounter students of today, at their high school alma mater. Notable Bronxites reminiscing include Carl Reiner, Gen. Colin Powell, Robert Klein, and Alan Alda, in this heartwarming walk down memory lane.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
83 minutes

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 1:45 PM
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Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 7:10 PM
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About the Film 
An iconic home (the stunning Villa Tugendhat) takes center stage as secret affairs and history’s shifting tides shatter a Czech marriage, in this mesmerizing, erotic wartime saga. A wealthy Jewish industrialist and his gentile wife see their dream house become home to passionate, dark desires as 1930s idealism gives way to Hitler. Based on Simon Mawer’s hit novel.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
104 minutes

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Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 8:20 PM
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Friday, February 21, 2020 at 1:30 PM
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Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 8:35 PM
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The silver screen’s biggest star savagely mocks the 20th century’s worst monster in this bold, satirical tour-de-force. A personal takedown of Hitler even before America’s entry into WWII, Chaplin makes no bones about his utter contempt for the fascist leader. His first true talkie, an audacious amalgam of slapstick, politics, tragedy and romance, culminates in one of cinema’s starkest scenes: the comic actor’s deadly-serious, character-breaking speech pleading for tolerance. Chaplin’s hit is ranked among the all-time greatest comedies.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
125 minutes

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Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 1:00 PM
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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 12:20 PM
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A successful but stifled Russian-Jewish comedian cracks under the mounting pressure of personal insecurities and state censorship, in this smart, decidedly non-comedic social satire. After failing as a writer, Boris succeeds doing stand-up, but his creativity is stifled under mid-‘80s Soviet repression. Summoned like a court jester by the KGB, and finally pushed to the edge by the decadence and despotism of the ruling elite, events culminate in a revenge-soaked twist worthy of Shakespeare.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
101 minutes

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 7:20 PM
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Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 3:35 PM
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An ex-Nazi plays soccer for salvation in this rousing, romantic, epic true story. No longer a British POW, the Manchester City team hires Bert Trautmann as goalkeeper, where he arouses the interest of the club manager’s daughter, and the post-war ire of fans. Famously playing the ‘56 FA Cup Final with a broken neck, Trautmann’s tale tells of how sports can unite.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
118 minutes

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Friday, February 14, 2020 at 3:50 PM
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Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 11:00 AM
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Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 7:40 PM
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Monday, February 24, 2020 at 7:10 PM
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About the Film 
Jewish soul and Cuban song mesh on the dance floor in this wistful look at the mambo mania that swept the nation in the ‘50s. Jewish Americans fell for Havana’s hot mix of sultry Latin and Afro-Cuban rhythms in neon-splashed New York, Miami’s art deco hotels, and the Catskills resorts. Against a big band soundtrack, the free-spirited mamboniks colorfully recall their love affair with the Cuban dance craze.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
90 minutes

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Friday, February 14, 2020 at 1:25 PM
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Friday, February 21, 2020 at 2:00 PM
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Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 1:00 PM
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Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 3:55 PM
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Latvia’s Oscar entry, this gripping, ominous drama tells of real worker Žanis Lipke—Latvia’s Schindler—honored for his courage during WWII. Žanis and his wife are unlikely heroes, suffering under the Soviets and Germans. When the Nazis begin moving Jews from a nearby ghetto into forced-labor camps, Žanis embarks on a covert mission to save them from certain death.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
87 minutes

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Friday, February 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM
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Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 3:30 PM
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Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 8:35 PM
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Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 5:45 PM
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Diane Kruger is an undercover Israeli spy in this complex espionage thriller about a Westerner-turned-rogue Mossad agent caught in international conspiracy. When she vanishes, Thomas (Martin Freeman), a British Jew, retraces her steps: Will her transgressive affair undermine a plot to sabotage Iran’s nuclear plan? This authentic portrayal of modern spy craft is based on the Israeli novel The English Teacher.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
117 minutes

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Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 12:55 PM
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Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 7:20 PM
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Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 1:05 PM
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A poor, nameless Jewish boy faces humanity’s worst on a trek across war-torn Eastern Europe, in this wrenching, but stunning Holocaust epic, the Czech Oscar entry. Ambling alone in the frantic final days of Nazi occupation, he meets ignorant peasants and ruthless soldiers’ extreme depravity: only meager acts of grace offer hope of catharsis. This unflinching depiction of evil, based on Jerzy Kosiński’s controversial novel, is not for the faint-hearted.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
169 minutes

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 7:00 PM
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Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 7:00 PM
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On their community’s behalf, two young Ethiopian men rally support for immigration to Israel. Roughly 9,000 Ethiopian Jews observe religious customs, yet Israel still denies their birthright return. Desperate to be heard, Demoz and Gezi go to America to find advocates for their cause, confronting homesickness, culture shock, and the frustrations of a grassroots effort. Their journey reveals the thorny politics of Ethiopian Jewry and the Zionist ideal.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
72 minutes

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 3:45 PM
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Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 3:20 PM
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An idealistic rabbi brings Hasidic Judaism to Big Sky country, getting a mixed reaction from locals. Rabbi Chaim Bruk and family left Brooklyn’s bustle for Bozeman, Montana. Founding the state’s first Chabad center, he sets out to affix a mezuzah on every Jewish doorpost, but his big persona and proselytizing tactics are challenged by rabbis and Jewish neighbors. When neo-Nazism looms, ideological differences come to the fore. Gorgeous scenery lends a stunning backdrop to this appealing profile of religious pioneers in the American West.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
78 minutes

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 7:00 PM
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Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 3:40 PM
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Two emotionally fragile Holocaust survivors form a tenuous bond in this exquisitely crafted Hungarian drama. Having lost his family, a middle-aged doctor’s haunted survival is upended by a precocious patient, a needy teenage girl, who forms a proxy relationship with him. As a new Stalinist threat takes shape, these unlikely soulmates discover in each other a reason to go on.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
87 minutes

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Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 1:00 PM
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Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 7:25 PM
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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 11:55 AM
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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 3:30 PM
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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 7:10 PM
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Her career cut short, a Russian-Israeli ballet trainer keeps her mother’s legacy alive by launching a dance studio in a most unlikely place. In 1991, Nadya Timofeyeva hastily moved to Jerusalem with her mom, a ballerina-choreographer for Moscow’s Bolshoi. For income, they opened a dance school tucked under Jerusalem’s Teddy Stadium’s bleachers. While rowdy fans above cheer the soccer footwork of Beitar Jerusalem, students below do dazzling dance moves, in a surreal intersection of sport and art.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
53 minutes

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Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 6:35 PM
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A German-Jewish girl takes uneasy steps into adulthood, as world events intrude on her carefree life. When her father suddenly vanishes, and her family hurries from Germany, Anna begins to realize things will never be the same, in this superbly rendered historical family drama.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
119 minutes

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Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 3:20 PM
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Monday, February 17, 2020 at 1:50 PM
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Monday, February 17, 2020 at 3:55 PM
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Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 3:20 PM
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Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 4:40 PM
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A henpecked Orthodox college student incurs the ire of his overbearing mom after falling for a gorgeous gentile, in this raucous, Swiss rom-com Oscar entry that pokes fun at intergenerational cultural tensions.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
93 minutes

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 7:00 PM
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Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 7:20 PM
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Friday, February 14, 2020 at 11:00 AM
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Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 6:00 PM
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Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 3:45 PM
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