From the big screen to the small, we have some ideas about what to watch this month. Among our recommendations this month, an Academy Award winner, a film penned by our innagural Icon Award honoree, and a film previously screened at AJFF.
Son of Saul
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film and the story of a Jewish worker at the Auschwitz concentration camp trying to find a rabbi to give a child a proper burial.
A dramatic sports biopic following Jesse Owens and his journey to the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Written by AJFF's inaugural Icon Award honoree, Lawrence Kasdan and the latest film in the Star Wars series.
Are You Here
A comedy by Jewish writer and director Matthew Weiner and starring Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, and Amy Poehler.
DVD & Blu-Ray
Starring Peter Sarsgaard and Winona Ryder about social psychologist Stanley Milgram and his controversial experiments designed to measure conformity, conscience and free will, which were heavily influenced by the events of the Holocaust.
Night Will Fall
Screened at AJFF, the lost documentary made by Alfred Hitchcock and Sidney Bernstein about German concentration camps in 1945.