WASHINGTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Dir. Nina Paley | 93 min
Saturday, May 184:00 PM Bethesda Row Cinema Pre-sale only*
Sunday, May 192:20 PM AFI Silver Theatre
*Saturday screenings before 6:00 PM are pre-sale only in observance of Shabbat. Tickets to these screenings will not be available for purchase at the door.
A disco-dancing Pharaoh, a crooning Angel of Death, Moses and his chorus line of dancing rams—this isn’t your bubbe’s Passover seder. Visionary animator Nina Paley (Sita Sings the Blues) directs an irreverent musical take on the Book of Exodus, reimagining the freeing of the slaves from Egypt as an eclectic mixtape of funk, rock, and Motown, featuring songs of Pat Boone and Led Zeppelin.
Sharply witty, but also deeply personal and affecting, Paley’s kaleidoscopic animation is filtered through a feminist prism that exposes and explodes the patriarchal tenets of the Passover story.
-Note adapted from the Mill Valley Film Festival
Screenings followed by a conversation with filmmaker Nina Paley.
Screenings followed by a conversation with filmmaker Nina Paley
Nina Paley is the creator of the critically acclaimed animated musical feature film Sita Sings the Blues. Her adventures in our broken copyright system led her to join QuestionCopyright.org as Artist-in-Residence in 2008, where she produced a series of animated shorts about intellectual freedom called Minute Memes. Seder-Masochism is her second feature.
Festivals and Awards
- 2018, Annecy International Animated Film Festival
- 2018, Mill Valley Film Festival
- A "homemade kosher delight" ― The Hollywood Reporter
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