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Washington Jewish Film Festival: Screening 57 features and 23 shorts about the diversity of the Jewish experience, the Washington Jewish Film Festival kicks off at the Edlavitch D.C. Jewish Community Center with “Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me,” a documentary portrait of the late entertainer, who, after an automobile accident in which he lost his left eye, began studying — and eventually converted to — Judaism. (A second screening is May 6 at the AFI Silver Theatre.) One focus of the festival, in its 28th year, is trailblazing women. Films selected under that theme include “RBG,” a new documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, above, that screens Thursday at 6:15 p.m. at Bethesda Row Cinema, before the film’s commercial release May 4. Through May 13. Screenings $13.50 in advance and $15 at the door. Festival passes $40-$275.
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