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JxJ - Washington Jewish Film Festival

My Polish honeymoon

Presented by the Edlavitch DCJCC, JxJ is a new multidisciplinary arts project that will encompass the Washington Jewish Film Festival and the Washington Jewish Music Festival alongside original cutting edge hybrid arts programming—all presented as one massive three-week experience, taking over the greater Washington region. One of the largest and most respected Jewish film festivals in North America, the Washington Jewish Film Festival (WJFF) is an international exhibition of cinema that celebrates the diversity of Jewish history, culture and experience through the moving image. The WJFF is going into its 29th year. This year's selection includes several French productions and co-productions.

THE STATE AGAINST MANDELA AND OTHERS by Nicolas Champeaux and Gilles Porte
2018 - France - 106min. In English. 

May 9 - 8:15 p.m. | E Street Cinema
May 18 - 1:45 p.m. | Bethesda Row Cinema

Nelson Mandela’s story seized center stage during the Rivonia trial in 1963-1964. He, alongside eight others, faced the death penalty. To a man, they stood firm and turned the tables on the state: just as they were on trial, so too was Africa’s apartheid regime.

MY POLISH HONEYMOON by Élise Otzenberger
2019 - France - 88min. In French with English subtitles. 

May 11 - 8:45 p.m. | AFI Silver Theatre
May 19 - 3:30 p.m. | Bethesda Row Cinema

Fresh off their wedding ceremony, a Jewish couple from Paris travel to Poland for a memorial service. The eye-opening trip awkwardly doubles as their honeymoon in this delightful romantic comedy.

SACRED SPACES- FROM TEMPLES TO SYNAGOGUES: ABSENCE AND PRESENCE by Celia Lowenstein
2019 - France - 90min. In English. 

May 23 - 6:20 p.m. | Bethesda Row Cinema
May 26 - 12:15 p.m. | AFI Silver Theatre

A visually audacious tour of the 3,000-year history of the Jewish Diaspora, told through Jewish spaces of worship. If synagogues could speak, they would tell the story embodied in Sacred Spaces.

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