22nd annual Hartford Jewish Film Festival - 'An Act of Defiance'

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March 11 2018

39 Front St.
Hartford, CT 06103

PRICE: Tickets: $12 in advance | $15 at the door

TIME: 04:30 pm

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Greater Hartford Premiere
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Drama | Netherlands | 124 minutes | 2018 | English and Africaans with English subtitles


In this riveting historical drama, 10 political activists (including Nelson Mandela and his inner circle of Black and Jewish supporters) face a possible death sentence for conspiracy to commit sabotage after they are arrested by the apartheid South African government during a raid in the town of Rivonia during the summer of 1963. Bram Fischer, a sympathetic lawyer, risks his career and freedom to defend these men, attempting to hide the fact that he, too, frequently convened on the farm where they were arrested.


An Act of Defiance captures a dark period in South Africa's recent history, skillfully balancing a nail-biting political thriller with spectacular courtroom intrigue while paying tribute to the legendary figures who fought to end segregation and corruption in their country.


* Winner - Best Film, UK Jewish Film Festival 2017
* Audience Favorite - Gold Award, Mill Valley Film Festival 2017

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