SPECIAL RED CARPET PRESENTATION OF
Jesse Eisenberg In Person!
France/USA/Germany/UK, Feature Film, 2020, 120 min
Jesse Eisenberg (in person)
Before he was the world-famous mime Marcel Marceau, he was Marcel Mangel, an aspiring Jewish actor who joined the French Resistance to save the lives of thousands of children orphaned at the hands of Nazis. Jesse Eisenberg stars in this compelling drama about a group of unsung heroes who put themselves in harm’s way to rise above hatred and oppression during World War II. His life is thrown into upheaval when he is recruited into the French Resistance, putting his acting skills to the ultimate test in teaching orphaned Jewish children how to survive in the horrifying reality of the Holocaust. Based on the inspiring true story, Resistance follows the revolutionary tale of a selfless act that would forever change countless lives.
Directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz
Presented by IFC Films
Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Ed Harris, Clémence Poésy, Matthias Schweighöfer, Félix Moati, Géza Röhrig, Karl Markovics, Vica Kerekes, Bella Ramsey, Édgar Ramírez
Jesse Eisenberg is an Academy Award nominated actor and an acclaimed playwright and author. Eisenberg’s film credits include Roger Dodger, The Squid and the Whale, Adventureland, Zombieland, The Social Network, Now You See Me, The Double, Night Moves, The End of Tour, American Ultra, Louder Than Bombs, Batman v. Superman, Now You See Me 2, Café Society and Justice League, The Hummingbird Project, The Art of Self Defense and Zombieland: Double Tap.
Eisenberg has written four plays, including “Happy Talk” starring Susan Sarandon and Marin Ireland, which opened this April at the Signature Theater in New York. Born in New York, Eisenberg is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker.