AJFF Films Recommendation List – Austin Jewish Film Festival

AJFF Films Recommendation List

Our list of past film recommendations since March 13, 2020 is organized alphabetically and accessible on the following pages:

Film Poster Film Title Synopsis Played at AJFF
Apples from the Desert

Apples from the Desert

Rebecca Abarnabel, a single daughter born into an Orthodox Jewish family, is tired of the lifestyle that her father, Reuven, has forced upon her. She and her mother, Victoria, go on a life-changing journey between worlds. Rebecca secretly exposes herself to the secular world. One day she runs away from her family to a kibbutz in the desert with a young man…
Baba Joon

Baba Joon

Yitzhak runs the turkey farm his father built with his own two hands after they emigrated from Iran to Israel. When his son Moti turns thirteen, Yitzhak teaches him the trade, hoping that he will continue the proud family tradition. But Moti doesn’t like working in the turkey barn; his passion is fixing up junkyard cars and bringing them back to life…
Cloudy Sunday

Cloudy Sunday

During World War II in Greece, under the subjugation of Germans, one Christian, Giorgos, falls in love with a Jewess, Estrea, something completely forbidden. Can they and their families overcome all the obstacles, along with racial discrimination and hardship? The story mainly takes place in an ouzeria (a Greek tavern) which features entertainment by Tsitsanis, one of the greatest Greek composers, librettists, and singers of the 20th century….

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Division Ave

Division Ave

A few days before Passover, Fernanda (Lorena Rodriguez), a young Mexican woman, is hired by a Brooklyn cleaning agency to work in the local Jewish Hasidic community. Despite a prolonged wait for her payment, Fernanda continues to faithfully show up for work each day at the home of Nehama (Michal Birnbaum). An unexpected connection between the two leads to a fight for justice against the cleaning agency at fault, bridging the gaps between their very different worlds. The story behind Division Ave is inspired by true events happening to this day on the corner of Division & Marcy Ave in Brooklyn, NY…
Dorfman in Love

Dorfman in Love

Unknowingly trapped in her role as caretaker of her unappreciative family, a young single woman desperately needs to get her own life. When she volunteers to cat sit at her unrequited love’s downtown L.A. loft, her world, as she knows it, changes forever…
Foxtrot

Foxtrot

Amram, the son of Avraham Mufredi, turns up at the house of the legendar Persian tar (lute) player, Yosef Tawilla. Amram gives him the score of a work that his father, a member of Tawilla’s ensemble and his partner, wants to see performed before his impending death. But Tawilla hasn’t played in years; scarred by trials and a prison sentence, he has been sinking deeper and deeper into depression. But he decides to take on his friend’s wish. They set out on a journey of discovery joined by groups of wonderful musicians. Amram will find love and Tawilla, if he succeeds, will fulfill Avraham Mufredi’s dying wish—and maybe heal his own tormented soul…

How to Win Enemies

How to Win Enemies

Lucas, a young lawyer meets the stunning, sexy Bárbara in a café. Lucas thinks she is perfect, with a taste for good literature. Lucas takes her home on their first date. The next morning, Lucas wakes up to find Bárbara gone —together with his cash hoard. Determined to recover his money, he tracks her down but is shocked to find the identity of the person behind the heist…

Additional streaming movies online:
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Go2Films is now offering a wide variety of VOD films on their Site.

Israeli Films is also offering a limited number of titles on VOD here.

The Israeli Film Center has a number of Israeli movies and TV series to stream at israelfilmcenterstream.org/stream/ with most films available for $5.99 per rental.

The Austin Public Library has a “Virtual Library” where you can read, listen, or watch on your computer or mobile device 24/7 when you download or stream eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, movies and music. For more information, visit library.austintexas.gov/virtual and click on Entertainment. This includes the ability to check out free titles on the Kanopy, OverDrive, Hoopla, and RBdigital platforms.

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