Join us for this conversation, open to questions from our audience, featuring both local and national film industry experts, including members of the 2020 AJFF Jury. Our discussion will examine one of the most frequently asked questions, What Makes a Film Jewish? Seemingly obvious, yet open to interpretation, the answer can be complex and rich, and often varies from film to film. Join our experts as they define and explore fundamental criteria for any Jewish film festival.
Though FREE to the public, RSVPs are still required via AJFF.org as space is limited.
Three generations seek to reconcile on a hasty trip to Brazil, in this heartfelt dramedy. Divorced, his business failing, Roberto—a Brazilian expat in Israel—takes his anxious son and impetuous father to Rio to watch Brazil’s World Cup quest. While mending their fraught relationships, the trio’s rocky journey reveals vital life lessons and long-buried secrets.
The birth of modern Israel gets the big-budget, Hollywood treatment in this exhilarating epic featuring an all-star ensemble. Paul Newman is Israeli resistance leader Ari Ben Canaan, who defies a British blockade to smuggle Jewish refugees to Palestine. Once ashore, he falls for an American nurse, Kitty (Eva Marie Saint), as they risk their lives for the Zionist cause. Otto Preminger’s lavish production includes standout supporting performances from Lee J. Cobb and Sal Mineo, as well as Ernest Gold’s Academy Award-winning score.