Film: Not Going Quietly

Saturday, Nov 20, 2021

Saturday, November 20 at 7 pm ET
$15 GA- Click Here for Tickets
In Person at the National Museum of American Jewish History
enter code “nmajhPJFM41” at check-out for a $5 discount

Movies are back! Philadelphia Jewish Film and Media (PJFM), formerly known as Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, is back with its 41st Annual Jewish Film Festival. Two weeks of the best in Jewish international cinema! Fall Fest will take place both *in theaters and venues throughout Philadelphia and stream on-demand. This evening will feature the film “Not Going Quietly“.

COVID-19: Proof of vaccination with ID is required for entry. Masking is required inside all areas of the Museum, which will be limited in capacity. A photo of your vaccination card on your phone will be accepted.

About The Film
Ady Barkan had his whole life ahead of him. A rising star in political organizing and a new father, life was good. Then came the diagnosis: ALS, a life-threatening disease that would ultimately paralyze Ady’s entire body. He knew he had every right to feel despair. The diagnosis felt like a death sentence. He also knew that he had to make a choice. Returning to his activist roots, Ady vows to fight for healthcare justice so that folks like him, folks that rely on government-sponsored healthcare programs, have the means to survive.

After a chance encounter with a powerful senator is caught on video and goes viral, Ady suddenly finds himself with a platform. Capitalizing on his newfound celebrity, he launches the “Be a Hero” campaign. With support from a talented cohort of young activists, Ady travels the country and builds his people-powered healthcare movement from the ground up. Though Ady’s voice eventually fades, his message remains clear: he’s not going quietly. Not until every person has the right to affordable healthcare. Not until he can leave this world a better place for his son to inherit.

This impactful documentary, brimming with inspiration, took home the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at SXSW 2021.

Watch the Trailer

Questions or Comments?
Call PJFM at (215) 545-4400, email, or visit the PJFM official website.

Please Note: masks are required inside the National Museum of American Jewish History, which will be limited in capacity.


This program is presented by Philadelphia Jewish Film and Media in partnership with the National Museum of American Jewish History