“Plan A” (opens Oct. 14 in Phoenix)

“Plan A,” which opens in Phoenix on Oct. 14, is based on the true story of the “Avengers” — a group of Jewish vigilantes, men and woman,
who after surviving the Holocaust are vowing to avenge the death of their people – “an eye for any eye, a tooth for a tooth.”

Max, a Holocaust survivor has lost all his family in the camps. Full of rage and with nothing left to live for other than revenge, he helps the Jewish Brigade, soldiers under British command, to find and execute Nazis accused of leading positions in the Nazi system. When the brigade is called off, Max follows Anna and a group of
former partisans to Nuremberg, where they soon realize that they will not find redemption in the upcoming Nuremberg trials.

Led by charismatic leader Abba Kovner, they formulate the biggest revenge operation in history – “Plan A.” They infiltrate German water companies as undercover engineers with only one goal: to poison the drinking water in Nuremberg, Munich, Cologne, Weimar and Hamburg and “to kill six million Germans, one for every Jew slaughtered
by the Germans.”

Abba Kovner goes to Tel Aviv to get the poison. Though David Ben Gurion and Zalman Shazar are against his plan, Kovner finds support from Chaim Weitzmann who helps him get the poison…but Kovner does not make it back to Europe with his lethal cargo. Returning on a British ship, Kovner is arrested but manages to throw the poison over board, leaving no evidence.

Max realizes that living a life, havig children and building a state is his true revenge.

“Armageddon Time” (opens Nov 4 in Phoenix)

Filmmaker James Gray’s “Armageddon Time,” which opens in Phoenix Nov. 4, is a deeply personal reflection on the strength of family, the complexity of friendship and the realities of class and privilege, seen through the eyes of a young Jewish boy growing up in 1980s Queens.

The film features an all-star cast including Anthony Hopkins, Anne Hathaway and Jeremy Strong.


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