Agnieszka Holland and Barry Levinson Help the Washington Jewish Film Festival Celebrate 27 Years

Founded in 1990, the Washington Jewish Film Festival prepares to run its 27th iteration this year, beginning on May 17 and running through May 28. A project of the Edlavitch DCJCC, the festival brings a variety of different kinds of films to our nation’s capital, from features to shorts, documentaries to fiction films, all with some kind of Jewish content. Spread out across the DC area in venues in Silver Spring, Bethesda, and the heart of the city, itself (see website for details on screenings), the festival offers cinematic delights, galore. Want to know more? Read on, as I had a chance to chat with Festival Director Ilya Tovbis recently. What follows is a transcript of that conversation, edited for clarity and brevity.

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