AJFF Recommends: What to Watch in March

03/5/2020

A former AJFF film and in-depth character portrayals are featured in the films in this month's picks.

Video on Demand

Henri Dauman: Looking Up 
Featured in the 2019 AJFF, this documentary focuses a lens on one of the 20th century's preeminent photojournalists, celebrating the seminal work and inspiring story of the artist behind some of the world's most iconic images. Stepping out from behind the camera for the first time, the self-taught perfectionist remains every bit the engaging storyteller, relaying his childhood trauma in wartime France and love of movies, which inform the life-affirming vibrancy of his work.

The Plot Against America
Based on the Philip Roth novel of the same name, the limited series and re-imagining of history follows a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey, who watches the political rise of aviator-hero and xenophobic populist Charles Lindbergh and the country’s turn to fascism. Starring Zoe Kazan, Morgan Spector, Winona Ryder, and John Turturro.

Blu-Ray & DVD

A Hidden Life
Written and directed by Terrence Malick, this drama depicts the real-life story of Austrian farmer Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector during World War II, who faced the threat of execution for refusing to fight for the Nazis.

The Prince of Tides
Newly restored, this 1991 drama, based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Pat Conroy, stars Barbra Streisand and Nick Nolte. Nolte plays Tom Wingo, who works with therapist Dr. Lowenstein, played by Streisand, to overcome the psychological trauma of his youth in South Carolina. In addition to starring in the film, Streisand directed and produced the film. 

Uncut Gems
Adam Sandler stars in this drama as a charismatic New York City jeweler who makes a high-stakes bet that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. Along the way, he must balance business, family and adversaries on all sides, in pursuit of the ultimate win.