AJFF Recommends: What to Watch in May


From the big screen to the small, we have some ideas about what to watch this month. Among our recommendations is a documentary about a politician's attempt at a comeback, Adam Sandler's latest comedy, and the Opening Night film for the 2016 AJFF. 

In Theatres

The mayoral campaign of disgraced Jewish American politician and former U.S. representative, Anthony Weiner, is documented in this behind-the-scenes film. Weiner's wife, Huma Mahmood Abedin, is an American political staffer and has been a long-time aide to Hillary Clinton, and was Clinton's Deputy Chief of Staff at the State Department. 

X-Men Apocalypse
The latest film in the X-Men films series features perhaps the most famous Jewish comic book character, Magneto, as he and other mutants face the the immortal Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant. 


The stories of Jewish writer, R.L. Stine, are brought to life in this American fantasy horror comedy film based on the children's book series of the same name.

The Do-Over
Adam Sandler's latest comedy debuts on Netflix, a film about two men who assume the identities of others. The stolen identities prove to be more trouble than their own.

DVD & Blu-Ray

The Opening Night film of the 2016 AJFF, starring Academy Award-winner Christopher Plummer as a dementia-stricken Holocaust survivor out for revenge in master director Atom Egoyan’s supremely suspenseful thriller.

A dramatic sports biopic following Jesse Owens and his journey to the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.