AJFF Recommends: What to Watch in October

10/1/2018

Autobiographical dramas, two former AJFF Selects, and the latest from a comedy superstar are featured in this month's edition. 

In Theatres

Bigger
The film portrays the origin story of titans of fitness, Joe and Ben Weider, and their climb to success overcoming anti-Semitism, poverty, and other obstacles to become leaders of their industry. 

Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Based on Lee Israel's memoir of the same name, the film follows the Jewish author as she revitalizes her failing writing career by forging letters from luminaries like Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. In the role of Israel, Melissa McCarthy is garnering some of the best reviews of her career

Video on Demand

RBG 
This former AJFF Selects film features an intimate portrait of the diminutive, boundary-shattering Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This intimate, moving portrayal charts the spry octogenarian's extraordinary journey, from her humble beginnings growing up poor in Brooklyn, to the romance of her enduring marriage, the landmark cases that defined her career, and her unlikely status as a pop culture superhero.

100% Fresh 
Adam Sandler's newest film on Netflix and continuation of his relationship with them follows the comic as he goes back on the road with the musical stylings that made him a household name. 

DVD & Blu-Ray

Three Identical Strangers
This stranger-than-fiction story and former AJFF Selects documents the story of identical triplets, separated at birth and reunited by fate. The film recently crossed the $10 million mark at the U.S. box office, an uncommon accomplishment for documentary films. 


The Catcher Was a Spy
Based on the spy novel of the same name, the film stars Paul Rudd as former baseball catcher and coach Moe Berg, who joined the war effort during World War II and partook in espionage for the U.S. Government. The film features a lineup of all-stars including Mark Strong, Sienna Miller, Jeff Daniels, Tom Wilkinson, Guy Pearce and Paul Giamatti.