Films – May 2019




Directed by Ondref Trojan
(Czech Republic, 2018, 144 min.)

This fascinating historical drama revolves around the real-life figure of Zdeněk Toman, a controversial and singular character in modern Czech politics. He was an unscrupulous careerist and an unsavory politician, blackmailing, exploiting, and intimidating his way to the top of the communist food chain. But he has another unlikely other role in the history books — as a savior of Jews (part of the Washington Jewish Film Festival).

AFI Silver Theatre
Sun., May 19, 7:15 p.m.

Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinema
Tue., May 21, 7:50 p.m.




Directed by Fernando Grostein Andrade
(Brazil, 2019, 85 min.)

In this delectable charmer fresh from Sundance, 12-year-old Brooklynite Abe navigates the complicated identity issues that arise from having a Jewish-Israeli mother and a Muslim-Palestinian father (English, Arabic and Portuguese; part of the Washington Jewish Film Festival).

Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinema
Sat., May 18, 1:45 p.m.

AFI Silver Theatre
Sun., May 26, 3 p.m.


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