2018 Film Festival Schedule
Summer Films at the J
Summer films are screened at the J’s Staenberg Family Complex, Arts & Education Building.
Sunday, August 19
Netherlands • English and Afrikaans with English subtitles
Director: Jean van de Velde
Feature: 123 minutes
It’s 1963, in South Africa, 10 men – some black, some Jewish – are arrested for conspiring to commit sabotage against the Apartheid state and its government. Led by fellow defendant Nelson Mandela and represented by courageous lawyer Bram Fischer, the group pleads not guilty, shifting attention to the corrupt and grossly unjust political system. This nail-biting thriller is filled with courtroom intrigue and explores the little-known involvement of South African Jews in condemning Apartheid.
Sunday, August 26
Argentina/Spain • Spanish, German, Polish, Yiddish w/English subtitles
Director: Pablo Solarz
Feature: 86 minutes
Heartfelt and charming
Abraham Bursztein, an 88 year-old-Jewish tailor, escapes his family in Argentina who are intent on sending him to a nursing home. He journeys to Europe in hope of finding a friend who saved him from certain death at the end of World War II. With assistance from a roll call of generous strangers, the sharply-dressed suit maker makes his way to Poland, undeterred by travel mishaps, family foibles and geographical obstacles in this bittersweet movie.