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JxJ News

With his show ‘Dave,’ Lil Dicky has found his true calling — being the Larry David of rap
If you haven’t heard of the comic rapper Lil Dicky, and you are at least tangentially interested in rap or comedy, you should familiarize yourself with him. 

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‘In My Room’ With the Indigo Girls
The Indigo Girls played a handful of songs from their manager’s office in Atlanta, Georgia, for “In My Room,” our IGTV series in which musicians perform while in quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Lennie Niehaus, Alto Saxophonist and Frequent Clint Eastwood Collaborator, Dies at 90
His résumé includes ‘Bird,’ ‘The Unforgiven,’ ‘The Bridges of Madison County’ and an Emmy Award.

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Empire Podcast #416: Eliza Hittman
On the latest locked down slice of Empire Podcast goodness, we welcome Eliza Hittman, director of the excellent Never Rarely Sometimes Always, who joins Helen O’Hara for a transatlantic chat about the acclaimed drama.

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Warner Bros. Offers Free ‘Just Mercy’ Rentals to Help Educate on Systemic Racism
Warner Bros. has announced it is making its 2019 legal drama “Just Mercy” available for free on digital platforms such as Amazon and iTunes throughout June in response to the death of George Floyd.

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John Legend, Taraji P. Henson, and More Sign Open Letter to Stop Increasing Police Budget
A report from Variety states the “open demand letter” has already been signed by the likes of Lizzo, John Legend, Taraji P. Henson, Natalie Portman, Jane Fonda, ACLU executive director Anthony Romero, and more.

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Documentary on Juilliard Drama Division Co-Founder and Teacher to the Stars Gets On-Demand Release
Creating a Character: The Moni Yakim Legacy looks at the theatre teaching legend who counts Patti LuPone, Viola Davis, Jessica Chastain, and more as his former students.rom the Beatles to Prince, 10 classic albums to break out when the temperature rises.

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UK Genre Festival FrightFest Postponed To October
FrightFest, the annual UK genre movie event, has shifted dates from August to October due to coronavirus restrictions.

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The Best in Jewish Cinema, Streaming on ChaiFlicks
JxJ is joining our industry partners to keep our connections strong and uplift your spirits while we self-isolate at home. To that end, we’re pleased to announce ChaiFlicks, a source for some of your favorite Jewish films, as seen at past editions of JxJ and the Washington Jewish Film Festival. JxJ email subscribers enjoy a 30-day free trial. $5.99/month or $66/year. Cancel anytime.

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What to Watch

As we all get used to spending some extra time at home, our Artistic and Managing Director Ilya Tovbis has some recommendations for Jewish Films, TV shows, and a comedy special you can stream while Cafritz Hall is closed. Tag us on social media to let us know what you’re watching @JxJFest on Facebook and Twitter!

Note that much of the following content is available on platforms that require accounts or registration. We will endeavor to keep this page as updated as possible, but be aware that film and TV streaming rights and exhibition change regularly. If you believe some of these titles are no longer available, or there are others we missed, please email info@jxjdc.org.

 

Available with the Israel Film Center

Numerous titles here.

Available with the Jewish Film Institute

Monthly Online Shorts