WASHINGTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Jojo Rabbit (Sneak Preview)
Dir. Taika Waititi | 108 min
Directed by cult filmmaker Taika Waititi (Jewish on his mother’s side, Maori oon his father’s), this World War II satire follows Jojo, a lonely German boy whose imaginary friend is an idiotic Adolf Hitler (Waititi, in a boisterous performance).
A keen (if slightly incompetent) member of the Hitler Youth, Jojo’s world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Also starring Oscar-winner Sam Rockwell and Rebel Wilson, and daringly confronting nationalism and racism, Jojo Rabbit is as hilariously sharp as The Producers and as sentimental as Life is Beautiful. In other words, utterly unmissable.
Screening courtesy of Fox Searchlight. Note adapted from UK Jewish Film.
Thursday, October 247:00 PM RSVP Required
This program is free-to-attend with an RSVP. RSVPs are required, but do not guarantee seating. Seating is limited to theater capacity and the screening may be overbooked to ensure a full house. If your RSVP is successful, please arrive early as seating from the general RSVP line is first come, first served. Film agency and JxJ representatives reserve the right to deny access at their discretion.