The 28th Annual Washington Jewish Film Festival Unveils 2018 Slate
Washington’s largest Jewish cultural event runs May 2-13, and features the best in independent and international cinema
Today the Washington Jewish Film Festival announced the program for the 28th annual event. The Festival, which runs from May 2-13 in venues throughout the Washington, DC area, includes 57 feature-length and 23 short films from 27 countries, and showcases the diversity of Jewish life around the world. Opening Night will be SAMMY DAVIS, JR.: I’VE GOTTA BE ME, a biographical documentary on the famed entertainer featuring never-before-seen photographs from Davis’ vast personal collection. THE INVISIBLES, a tale of four young Jews who lived in hiding after the Nazis declared Berlin “free of Jews” in 1943, closes out the twelve-day event.
“With each Festival, we aim to celebrate, explore and deepen our understanding of the international Jewish experience,” said Ilya Tovbis, Director of the Washington Jewish Film Festival. “The 2018 program also responds to the urgent call to action around issues of gender equality in the film industry and beyond. In the wake of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, the Washington Jewish Film Festival presents a slate of powerful films that champion female pioneers who broke through systemic and societal barriers. From a Supreme Court justice before the camera, to a legendary documentarian behind it, we are excited to showcase women paving the way to a more equitable society and more just future.”
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