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The Washington Jewish Film Festival continues its homage to those who have passed in the Hebrew calendar year 5777 with a screening of actor Martin Landau’s final film role. Landau stars as an aging psychiatrist who moves into a nursing home and makes an unlikely friend in gambler Paul Sorvino. Paste writes that”age has only made Landau’s lean expressions leaner, more noticeably chosen and thought-out.” And while “there’s still definition of self through sexual achievement, The Last Poker Game clings to these ideas in a much sadder, more nuanced way than in [Robert] De Niro boner joke movies.”

Watch Martin Landau talk about his role in the film.
Saturday, September 16 at 6:45 p.m. and Sunday, September 17 at 5:00 p.m. at Edlavitch DCJCC, 1529 16th Street NW. Sunday, September 17 screening will be followed by a Skype Q&A with Director Howard L. Weiner.

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