AJFF Recommends: What to Watch in December

12/3/2018

The narrative of a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an animated classic, suspenseful thrillers, and a former AJFF film populate this month's edition. 

In Theatres

Asher
Earning strong reviews for his performance, Ron Perlman stars as Asher, as an aging former Mossad agent trying to find balance between the man he was as the man he was and the man he's trying to be. 

On the Basis of Sex
A young Ruth Bader Ginsburg works with her husband on her first landmark case of gender discrimination taking strides to become the icon we know today. The film's premiere falls in line with Justice Ginsburg's 25th anniversary on the Supreme Court.

The Prince of Egypt
An all-star cast voices this animated musical drama and is the first traditional animated film produced and released by DreamWorks. With songs written by Stephen Schwartz and a score composed by Hans Zimmer the film is an adaptation of the Book of Exodus and follows the life of Moses from being a prince of Egypt to his destiny to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt.

Schindler's List
This profoundly moving epic feature is now 25 years old. Screened as part of the 2018 AJFF, the film follows mercenary industrialist Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson) who saved the lives of over a thousand Jews, sheltering them as factory workers, aided by his accountant Itzhak Stern (Ben Kingsley). Winner of 7 Academy Awards including for Best Picture, its black-and-white cinematography, and John Williams’ haunting score.

Video On Demand

All the President's Men
With a gripping screenplay by notable Jewish screenwriter William Goldman, who recently passed away, the film is based on the true-life story of the two reporters, Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman), who wouldn't give up on the story of the Watergate break-in. 

Blu-Ray & DVD

A Bag of Marbles
Part of the 2018 AJFF, the film follows two Jewish brothers left to fend for themselves in Nazi-occupied France as they rely on their courage and cunning to escape Nazi barbarism and avoid capture. Based on the novel of the same name.

Operation Finale
Based on a true story, the film, with a cast helmed by Oscar Isaac and Ben Kingsley, takes place in 1960 as Mossad agent Peter Malkin embarks on a covert mission to track down Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi mastermind behind the transportation logistics that brought millions of Jews to their deaths during the Holocaust.