WASHINGTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Dir. Guy Nattiv | 110 min
East Coast Premiere
Thursday, May 167:30 PM AFI Silver Theatre
Wednesday, May 228:15 PM Bethesda Row Cinema
Jamie Bell stars in the story of Bryon Widner, a young man raised by skinheads, for whom turning his back on hatred and violence meant undergoing painful and expensive operations to remove the tattoos that signified his terrible past life — a process only possible with the support of a Black activist.
The true story of Widner’s excruciating transformation inspired this startling chronicle of redemption from Israeli writer-director Guy Nattiv, whose short film version of this tale just won him an Oscar. Starring Jamie Bell, Mike Colter, Danielle Macdonald, and Vera Farmiga.
Co-presented by Anti-Defamation League
Festivals and Awards
- 2018, Toronto International Film Festival
- 2019, Tribeca Film Festival
Genres and Topics