2016 Washington Post: Going Out Guide

Washington Post: Going Out Guide “Compared to What? The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank”Screenings of this documentary about former Massachusetts representative Barney Frank, one of the first openly gay members of Congress, are shown at Spotlight Evenings of the Washington Jewish Film Festival, which continues through March 6 at multiple venues. Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. at…

World Music Central: Gary Lucas to perform ‘Fleischerei’ at 2016 Washington Jewish Film Festival

World Music Central: Gary Lucas to perform ‘Fleischerei’ at 2016 Washington Jewish Film Festival Guitarist Gary Lucas is set to present a multimedia performance featuring 1930s cartoon tunes on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the American Film Institute’s AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, Maryland. The event includes a 6-piece ensemble direct from New York…

2016 City Paper Spring Arts Guide

City Paper Spring Arts Guide If you’ve ever said to yourself, “I wonder if Natalie Portman would make a good director,” the Washington Jewish Film Festival’s got you covered. Portman’s directorial debut, A Tale of Love and Darkness, will close out a week-long festival of nearly 80 international films, screened across the city. Features, documentaries,…

Variety Reviews ‘Wedding Doll’

Variety Reviews ‘Wedding Doll’ In what amounts to a contemporary Israeli take on “The Light in the Piazza,” a mentally handicapped young woman’s dreams of love and marriage are stymied by her overprotective mother in “Wedding Doll.” A big winner at last year’s Ophir Awards, documentarian Nitzan Gilady’s first narrative feature may have its international commercial…

The Big Takeover: Gary Lucas’ Fleischerei

The Big Takeover: Gary Lucas’ Fleischerei Captain Beefheart/Jeff Buckleycollaborator and prominent solo/session guitarist, Gary Lucas, rekindles his love of soundtracks with an enthusiastic tribute to the Betty Boop and Popeye the Sailorcartoons that so shaped his upbringing. Music from Max Fleischer Cartoons celebrates the songs that accompanied Fleischer Studios’ early 1930s animation. Joined by trombonist/co-arranger Joe…