WASHINGTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Hasidistock (Episodes 1-3)
Dirs. Asaf GalayAvida Livny | 90 min
Hebrew with English subtitles
Sunday, May 122:45 PM E Street Cinema
Sunday, May 197:30 PM Bethesda Row Cinema
Director Asaf Galay (Hebrew Superheroes, The Muses of Isaac Bashevis Singer) teams with Avida Livny to offer a fascinating peak at the creative process of some of the top Orthodox artists working in the music industry today.
Rotating between their captivating discographies, ebullient live performances, and quieter moments of introspection, the film amplifies the output of Gad Elbaz, Motty Steinmetz and Zusha—shining a spotlight not just on their artistic output, but also the place of music in Orthodox society, the economy of this niche market, and the status of women within it.
Co-presented by GWU Documentary Center