Narrative

The Painted Bird

About the Film 
A poor, nameless Jewish boy faces humanity’s worst on a trek across war-torn Eastern Europe, in this wrenching, but stunning Holocaust epic, the Czech Oscar entry. Ambling alone in the frantic final days of Nazi occupation, he meets ignorant peasants and ruthless soldiers’ extreme depravity: only meager acts of grace offer hope of catharsis. This unflinching depiction of evil, based on Jerzy Kosiński’s controversial novel, is not for the faint-hearted.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
169 minutes

Purity

About the Film 
A New York City Hasidic undertaker struggles to balance the piety of his lonely vocation with his deep longing for human connection, in this bittersweet tale where flesh is both sacred and profane.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
16 minutes

Serial (Bad) Weddings 2

About the Film 
A bourgeois French couple must again get past their biases and accept their multicultural family, in this outrageously funny sequel to the 2015 AJFF and international box office hit. Tackling all-too-real issues of bigotry and intolerance, this decidedly politically incorrect comedy dismantles tribal stereotypes with a big heart and go-for-broke humor.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
98 minutes

Standing Up, Falling Down

About the Film 
Emmy-winner Ben Schwartz (NBC’s Parks and Recreation) and the legendary Billy Crystal, topline this bittersweet, warmly funny buddy comedy about an unlikely intergenerational friendship between a struggling stand-up comic and an older, disillusioned barfly.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
91 minutes

Those Who Remained

About the Film 
Two emotionally fragile Holocaust survivors form a tenuous bond in this exquisitely crafted Hungarian drama. Having lost his family, a middle-aged doctor’s haunted survival is upended by a precocious patient, a needy teenage girl, who forms a proxy relationship with him. As a new Stalinist threat takes shape, these unlikely soulmates discover in each other a reason to go on.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
87 minutes

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

About the Film 
A German-Jewish girl takes uneasy steps into adulthood, as world events intrude on her carefree life. When her father suddenly vanishes, and her family hurries from Germany, Anna begins to realize things will never be the same, in this superbly rendered historical family drama.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
119 minutes

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