Starting today, encore screenings of AJFF's most popular films will begin and continue through Thursday afternoon. Tickets remain, but time is running out. Don't miss your last chance to see the best of AJFF.
Laugh-Out-Loud Comedies Dough and Zero Motivation
A hit at the Tribeca Film Festival, Zero Motivation (2/19, 11:45 AM, Lefont) follows a stir-crazy platoon of paper-pushing gal pals who do battle with boredom – and one another.
Jonathan Pryce stars in Dough (2/18, 8:50 PM, Tara), a heartwarming dramedy about an old Jewish baker whose faltering business is saved by his young Muslim apprentice.
Family-Friendly Fare for After School
AJFF is pleased to offer several family-friendly encores for young children and teens alike. Belle and Sébastien (2/18, 4:25 PM, Lefont) is the inspiring tale of an unshakeable bond between a boy and his dog set in the beautiful, snow-capped French Alps.
In Secrets of War (2/19, 4:25 PM, Lefont), inseparable childhood friends in an idyllic Dutch village find their families divided and loyalties tested by the Nazi occupation.
Apples from the Desert (2/18, 6:30 PM, Tara and 2/19, 4:35 PM, Lefont) tells the coming-of-age tale of a headstrong daughter who rebels against her ultra-Orthodox parents.
The stirring documentary Beneath the Helmet (2/18, 6:50 PM, Lefont) shows the transformation of Israeli teens from high school grads to steadfast soldiers.
Dramas, Both Historic and Timely
Who could predict that recent events in Europe would make 24 Days (2/18, 8:00 PM, Lefont) such a timely film? Based on the true story of a French-Moroccan Jew whose kidnapping shocked the world, the film dramatizes his family’s ordeal and raises important questions about the state of anti-Semitism in contemporary France.
Sir Ben Kingsley, Stellan Skarsgård and Tom Payne star in The Physician (2/19, 11:40 AM, Tara), a grand adventure charting a Christian orphan's travels from medieval England to Persia, disguised as a Jew, to study medicine.
The intersection of art and politics is explored in Chagall-Malevich (2/19, 11:35 AM, Lefont). Inspired by Chagall and his contemporaries’ memoirs, this sumptuous melodrama mythologizes the artistic and political revolution of early 19th century Russia.