JxJ combines the Washington Jewish Film and Music Festivals into a blockbuster new event

Merging the 29-year run of the Washington Jewish Film Festival and 20 years of the Washington Jewish Music Festival into one powerful stream of programming, organizers at Edlavitch DCJCC are kicking off JxJ, a month-long slate of events around D.C. bringing together art, film, music, and discussion.

Ilya Tovbis, founding director of JxJ (that’s “J-by-J”), describes the ambitious project as a multidisciplinary approach to offering the festival audience “a more broad and engaging perspective.” In addition to world premiere films and live music performances by artists like punk rock accordionist Daniel Kahn and his band Painted Bird, JxJ also includes a new category of hybrid arts programs called Studio.

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