The Austin Jewish Film Festival was held in November 2022, and they offer monthly screenings of the films to members and the general public. Recently, they held a screening of The Replacement (Spain) and included a Q&A with the filmmaker that gives a background of the true events that inspired the film. They are offering a virtual showing of the film through this Sunday, January 16. The Q&A with director Óscar Aibar (included as bonus material) has some amazing insights into the true story behind the movie.
If you are an AJFF365 subscriber, log onto the watch portal to view the movie (no ticket needed!) Non subscriber’s can get a ticket via their websitehttps://austinjff.org/, or can become a subscriber for access to twelve months of AJFF365 films. Details also available through the website.
Of note, the new Jewish horror movie The Offering has a limited release in theaters and on streaming platforms as of January 13th. AJFF had the opportunity to record an interesting Q&A with cast members.
On January 22nd at 3PM, the Indie Meme’s Shorts Showcase will be held at AFS and AJFF will be among five local festivals (including Cine las Americas) presenting a program of shorts. It should be an entertaining and enlightening event. Visit the Indie Meme website for details.
January 27th is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On the evening of January 26th, AJFF will present a special FREE program in partnership with KMFA 89.5—We Left the Camp Singing.
AJFF will also be showing The Man in the Basement virtually from January 20-29 as part of our commemoration. This superb French drama deals with an unexpected contemporary holocaust denier. The script is based on a true story as revealed by the director in our Q&A, which is included as bonus content. This film is free for AJFF365 subscribers. Others can get their tickets via the AJFF website.