The Ultimate “What if?” The Intense Dramatization of the Attempted Assassination of Hitler

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ  – Sony Pictures Classics presents 13 Minutes, directed by Academy Award-nominated Oliver Hirschbiegel, as a benefit fundraiser for the FilmOneFest on Sunday, January 17 at 10:30am at the Atlantic Cinemas, 82 First Ave.  The event raises funds for FilmOneFest 2016, the free One-Minute International Film Festival in Atlantic  Highlands.Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at, at The Painted Frame, 78 First Ave., or at the door.

Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Atlantic Highlands Food Pantry as FilmOneFest supports the Food Pantry at all its events.  

Thank you to SONY Pictures Classics and Atlantic Cinemas for making this special screening possible.  

13 Minutes

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13 Minutes packs the power of a story rooted in historical truth.  The 1939 attempted assassination of Adolf Hitler at a meeting of Nazi leaders failed when Hitler left the meeting 13 minutes early.  This story of Georg Elser, a local Munich carpenter, is a compelling historical footnote that missed by just 13 minutes being the most important event of World War II.  This finely crafted German movie is tough to watch but worth every minute as we think about how different history would have been if Elser had succeeded.  

Many thanks to our sponsors MedExpress Urgent Care, Seastreak, Merrill Lynch and Vermont College of Fine Arts for their generous support.

The AHAC is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  The mission of the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council is to strengthen community through the arts.  For further information on the Arts Council, visit

This program is made possible in part by Monmouth Arts through funding from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

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Allan Dean is editor, publisher, and founder of the Atlantic Highlands Herald. Published since 1999 and selected in 2000 by the Borough of Atlantic Highlands as one of their official newspapers, making...