AJFF What to Watch in March

03/4/2021

Classic comedies and heartfelt documentaries, all populated with well-known faces, make up this month's picks. Film titles are linked with information on where to watch or purchase.

Video on Demand

Wet Hot American Summer 
The 2001 ensemble summer camp comedy is filled with comedy greats including Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Molly Shannon, Paul Rudd, Michael Ian Black, and Bradley Cooper in his film debut. Though initially a critical and commercial failure, the film eventually developed a cult following. Netflix revived the franchise with the release of an eight-episode prequel series with most of the film's original cast in 2015 with another eight-episode sequel series, set ten years after the original film in 2017.

Young Frankenstein 
Between "Puttin' on the Ritz" and Gene Hackman's hysterical cameo, it's likely past time to view this classic Mel Brooks film. Directed by Brooks and co-written with Gene Wilder, it also stars Wilder as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, a descendant of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein. With a supporting cast featuring Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, and Madeline Kahn.

Blu-Ray & DVD

From The Holocaust To Hollywood: The Robert Clary Story
French-American Holocaust survivor and Hollywood star Robert Clary tells his story in this documentary that follows his young singing career in France, to the horror he faced in Buchenwald, to his eventual libertation and success in television, in the movies and on Broadway. He is perhaps best known as the iconic Corporal Louis LeBeau on Hogan's Heroes

Ruth - Justice Ginsburg in her own Words
This documentary takes another look at the beloved Supreme Court justice firsthand, from her difficulty in finding a job despite being first in her class rankings at both Harvard and Columbia Law Schools, to how she became an associate justice of the Supreme Court, to evolving into an icon for gender equality and women’s rights.