AJFF Opening Night Drive-in Event: THE CROSSING

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7 SPECIAL EVENT

Genre: Drama
Language: Norwegian with English subtitles
Subjects: Arts & Culture, Family Friendly, Norway, Spotlight Film, Women’s Stories

Gates open:  6:30 PM
Gates close:  7:30 PM
Pre-show entertainment from 7:00 PM including live music.
Film starts: 8:00PM

Venue:  Dell Jewish Community Center, 7300 Hart Lane, Austin, Texas 78731

Please read the AJFF Drive In Rules in advance of the event.

An outstanding evening of fun, socially distanced entertainment. Includes snacks, drink, pre-show entertainment including music from Eliza Wren, an award winning film, followed by a Q and A with the filmmaker – all in one ticket.  Bring your own picnic to eat in the car.

THE CROSSING tells the story of the adventurous 10-year-old Gerda and her brother Otto, whose parents are in the Norwegian resistance movement during the Second World War. One day, just before Christmas in 1942, Gerda and Otto’s parents are arrested, leaving the siblings on their own. Following the arrest, they discover two Jewish children, Sarah and Daniel, hidden in a secret cupboard in their basement at home. It is now up to Gerda and Otto to finish what their parents started: To help Sarah and Daniel flee from the Nazis cross the border to neutral Sweden and reunite them with their parents. THE CROSSING is a film about the confidence, uncompromising loyalty, and great courage you can find in even the youngest of children.

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Film: 90 minutes

Cast: Anna Sofie Skarholt

Director: Johanne Helgeland

Writer: Maja Lunde

Production country:  Norway

Year: 2020