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Film Fest: An Act of Defiance (Second Showing) @ The NEON

8 May 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am


This event is in partnership with Hadassah.

2018  |  Running Time: 123 minutes  |  English, Afrikaans

Coffee served at 9:30AM, the film will begin at 10:00AM

In this riveting historical drama, Nelson Mandela and his inner circle of Black and Jewish supporters face a possible death sentence for conspiracy to commit sabotage during a raid in the South African town of Riviona. Bram Fischer, a sympathetic lawyer, risks his career and freedom to defend Mandela and his supporters. An Act of Defiance captures the dark period of South Africa’s history – Apartheid, while skillfully balancing a nail-biting political thriller.

$9 adult. $8 student tickets available at the door only.

Winner: Best Film at UK JFF; Best Screenplay, Best Actor at Netherland, Cape Town & Winelands, Capetown International; Audience Favorite at Gold Award, Mill ValleyFF

Watch the trailer:

Guest Speaker – Jim Levinson
Jim Levinson is a native Daytonian who married Meredith Moss at Temple Israel. After graduating from Brandeis University, he travelled to Africa and later served as a regional director of the Ohio Civil Rights commission. Jim later spent 26 years as a criminal prosecutor as well as 7 1/2 years in private practice, including the defense of civil rights complaints.

2018 Film Festival Corporate Sponsors
Annual Innovators
– Economy Linen, Inc.
– Morris Furniture Company

Premium Event Supporters
– Brady Ware
– Friends of Washington Centerville Public Library
– Washington Centerville Public Library
– Wiley’s Comedy Joint
– Square One Salon and Day Spa


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