The 27th Annual Washington Jewish Film Festival Unveils 2017 Slate

Last week, the Washington Jewish Film Festival announced the program for the 27th annual event. The Festival, which runs from May 17-28 in venues throughout the Washington area, includes 63 feature-length and 18 short films from 25 countries, and showcases the diversity of Jewish life across the world. In addition to the film program, the Festival will host talkbacks and panel discussions with dozens of filmmakers from the U.S. and abroad. Opening Night will feature THE WOMEN’S BALCONY, a dramatic comedy set against a gender rift in an Orthodox community in Jerusalem. FANNY’S JOURNEY, the extraordinary true story of a young girl who leads a group of children through Europe to escape the Nazis, closes out the twelve-day event.
“Every year we strive to present new cinematic voices from all corners of the globe that reflect and inform the Jewish identity,” said Ilya Tovbis, Director of the Washington Jewish Film Festival. “The 2017 program includes some of the most striking international films of the past year, from both emerging and master filmmakers. In many cases, the Festival will be the only chance for Washingtonians to catch these cinematic gems on screen.”
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