The DCist Guide To The 2017 Washington Jewish Film Festival

The 27th edition of the annual festival that celebrates a broad range of the Jewish experience in cinema runs from May 17-28. Among the 63 feature-length films offered this year are a number of repertory screenings, including favorites like Cabaret (May 21 at DCJCC and May 27 at the AFI Silver), Clueless (May 25 at DCJCC, with director Amy Heckerling in person) , and Ernst Lubitsch’s classic To Be or Not to Be (May 28 at the AFI) as well with lesser-known titles like the Bruno Schulz adaptation Hourglass of the Sanatorium (May 21 at the AFI), and a 35mm print of the 1939 Polish drama A Letter to Mother (May 22 at the DCJCC). DCist staff previewed some of the more interesting new features and shorts at this year’s festival. See the whole schedule here.

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