Metro Weekly: An Evening With Bernard-Henri Lévy at Washington Jewish Film Festival

An Evening With Bernard-Henri Lévy at Washington Jewish Film Festival The Washington Jewish Film Festival presents a discussion with the renowned French philosopher, writer and filmmaker in between screenings of two recent documentaries. The 2016 film Peshmerga, which follows Lévy’s travels and interviews on the frontline separating Iraqi Kurdistan from Islamic State troops, attempts to understand…

Washington Jewish Week: Not playing themselves

Not playing themselves Like one of her favorite romantic comedies, “Crossing Delancey,” Rachel Israel’s narrative feature debut, “Keep the Change,” is a New York love story with a tangible Jewish undercurrent. The romantic duo readily self-identify as Jewish, but they share another quality that for most people primarily defines them: David (Brandon Polansky) and Sarah…

Washington Post: The AFI European Union Film Showcase, how music makes a movie, and the untold story of Hedy Lamarr

The AFI European Union Film Showcase, how music makes a movie, and the untold story of Hedy Lamarr “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story” Silver-screen powerhouse Hedy Lamarr isn’t just the inspiration for a running gag in “Blazing Saddles.” Born in Vienna in 1914, she was a super-hot superstar who began her American film career in…

The Washington Post: ‘Capital Classics,’ ‘5777: A Year in Review’ and the AFI Latin American Film Festival all hit the screen

‘Capital Classics,’ ‘5777: A Year in Review’ and the AFI Latin American Film Festival all hit the screen “5777: A Year in Review” For Rosh Hashana, the Washington Jewish Film Festival is celebrating the Jewish new year by looking back at 5777 — the year coming to a close on the Hebrew calendar — and…

The Washington Post: Going Out Guide for the District, Sept. 21-27, 2017

Going Out Guide for the District, Sept. 21-27, 2017 Washington Jewish Film Festival The festival continues with “Dina,” a documentary about romance between a developmentally challenged couple (Monday at 7:30 p.m.), and An Evening with Bernard-Henri Lévy, who will present two of his recent documentaries, “Peshmerga” and “The Battle of Mosul” (Tuesday at 6:15 p.m). Edlavitch DCJCC, 1529…

Washingtonian: Things to Do in DC This Week (December 11-13)

Things to Do in DC This Week (December 11-13) FILM The Washington Jewish Film Festival’s year-round programming launches its Winter Season on December 11. The nine-film series launches on Monday night with the romantic comedy Keep the Change at the Edlavitch DCJCC. The rest of the season includes a documentary about finding two blues singers in Civil-Rights era Mississippi (Two Trains Runnin’),…