AJFF Selects: Stand!

05/5/2021

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival invites you to join our first Selects screening of a new season: the Canadian musical movie event Stand!, a cross-cultural Romeo and Juliet immigrant romance set against the social upheaval of early 20th century Winnipeg. See the film in our Virtual Cinema, then enjoy an exclusive Q&A with the filmmakers and cast.

When: Thursday, May 20 at 7:00 PM (available through Sunday, May 23)
Where: AJFF Virtual Cinema
Tickets: $16 per household
Questions: Get more info about How to Watch in the Virtual Cinema

About the Film:

In this stirring cross-cultural musical, a young immigrant couple finds romance on the streets of 1919 Winnipeg, as they battle for a better life amidst violent social upheaval.

Ukrainian laborer Stefan is instantly smitten with Rebecca, a Jewish suffragette, who sparks his interest in political reform. As their religious differences raise the ire of their families, the would-be Romeo and Juliet lovers confront ugly racial and anti-immigrant prejudice, while a dramatic workers’ strike threatens to bring the city to a standstill.

This inclusive tale features inspiring tunes under the direction of Robert Adetuyi (Stomp the Yard, Bring It On), anchored by standout performances from Glee alum Marshall Williams and Atlanta actress Laura Slade Wiggins of Shameless.

 

Special Q&A:

Enjoy a pre-recorded Q&A panel with the filmmakers of Stand!, available to watch beginning Thursday, May 20, including:

  • Actor Marshall Williams
    (Glee, How to Build a Better Boy)
  • Actress Laura Slade Wiggins
    (Shameless, Nancy Drew & the Hidden Staircase)
  • Juno-award-winning Writer/Composer Danny Schur

The Q&A will be moderated by Emory Theater acting artistic director and associate professor, Donald McManus, a Montréal native whose family experienced similar labor unrest as that depicted in the film.

Watch the Q&A in the Virtual Cinema, or on the AJFF YouTube channel.


About AJFF Selects

AJFF Selects brings the same caliber of world-class films from the annual festival to audiences year round. This special film series features outstanding new international and independent films, enhanced with expert speakers and guest filmmakers.

AJFF Selects screenings are made possible by the generous support of