Series/Themes: Spotlight Screenings
Film Year: 2019
Film Length: 108 min.
Director: Taika Waititi
Featuring: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Taika Waititi, Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant, Alfie Allen, Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson
A lonely German boy has his world view turned completely upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend Adolf Hitler—played by Jewish Polynesian writer-director Taika Waititi—Jojo must choose between clinging to his blind, brainwashed sense of nationalism or embracing his humanity. Waititi brings his signature style of humor and pathos to this biting anti-hate World War II satire as he identifies pointed parallels between the violent fascism of history and our current political moment. Introduction by Chandler Ferrebee (VAFF)