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Sep
30
Thu
Kiss Me Kosher
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Sparks fly when two families from wildly different cultural backgrounds collide to plan a same-sex wedding in this fun-filled screwball romantic comedy.

After a string of brief relationships, Shira has finally found real love and gets engaged to Maria, a German who has uprooted her life with a move to Tel Aviv. The two families awkwardly try to overcome their cultural and religious differences, with the exception of Shira’s headstrong and fiercely independent grandmother, Berta, who strongly disapproves of any marriage between Germans and Jews.

Berta will go to any length to break-up the happy couple, until her own love life gets complicated after she secretly starts seeing a Palestinian man. As Shira’s younger brother eagerly documents the family chaos for a school video project, Shira and Maria discover the road to happiness is filled with unexpected, but hilarious complications.

Co-Sponsored by the Goethe-Institut, Washington DC

Oct
1
Fri
Honeymood
Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Honeymood @ Cafritz Hall

Featured at the Tribeca Film Festival

Following up on her breakout hit Zero Motivation, Israeli writer-director Talya Lavie delivers another outlandish comedy, centering on newlyweds who embark on an all-night odyssey across Jerusalem.

Over the course of the evening, the couple confront past lovers, in-laws, repressed doubts, and the lives they’ve chosen to leave behind. Will the dizzying array of challenges thrown their way disintegrate their union, or serve to make it stronger? Lavie’s witty dialogue and imaginative scenario find their match in the brilliant acting duo of Ran Danker and Avigail Harari.

Hester Street
Oct 1 @ 3:15 pm – 4:40 pm
Hester Street @ Cafritz Hall

NEW 4K RESTORATION

Among the great cinematic portraits of Jewish life in America, Joan Micklin Silver’s debut feature is anchored by her own screenplay (adapted from Abraham Cahan’s 1896 novella Yekl: A Tale of the New York Ghetto) and an unforgettable, Oscar-nominated performance by Carol Kane (2015 WJFF Visionary Award honoree).

Kane stars as Gitl, one half of an Eastern European Jewish couple alongside Yankel (Steven Keats). Upon arriving in New York’s Lower East Side in the late 19th century, Gitl finds that Yankel, who’d come over to America before her and their young son Yossele, has acclimated to their new country fairly well—but he has also begun an affair with a dancer, and Gitl finds herself in an unenviable situation in a strange new place.

Hester Street meticulously reconstructs this bygone haven for Jewish immigrants to masterfully paint one woman’s journey to assimilation and her arrival at the crossroads of tradition and modernity. A Cohen Media Group release. Restored in 4K in 2020 from the 35mm original negative by Cohen Film Collection at DuArt Media Services.

Note adapted from the New York Film Festival

Oct
2
Sat
Honeymood
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Honeymood @ Cafritz Hall

Featured at the Tribeca Film Festival

Following up on her breakout hit Zero Motivation, Israeli writer-director Talya Lavie delivers another outlandish comedy, centering on newlyweds who embark on an all-night odyssey across Jerusalem.

Over the course of the evening, the couple confront past lovers, in-laws, repressed doubts, and the lives they’ve chosen to leave behind. Will the dizzying array of challenges thrown their way disintegrate their union, or serve to make it stronger? Lavie’s witty dialogue and imaginative scenario find their match in the brilliant acting duo of Ran Danker and Avigail Harari.

Hester Street
Oct 2 @ 8:10 pm – 9:35 pm
Hester Street @ Cafritz Hall

NEW 4K RESTORATION

Among the great cinematic portraits of Jewish life in America, Joan Micklin Silver’s debut feature is anchored by her own screenplay (adapted from Abraham Cahan’s 1896 novella Yekl: A Tale of the New York Ghetto) and an unforgettable, Oscar-nominated performance by Carol Kane (2015 WJFF Visionary Award honoree).

Kane stars as Gitl, one half of an Eastern European Jewish couple alongside Yankel (Steven Keats). Upon arriving in New York’s Lower East Side in the late 19th century, Gitl finds that Yankel, who’d come over to America before her and their young son Yossele, has acclimated to their new country fairly well—but he has also begun an affair with a dancer, and Gitl finds herself in an unenviable situation in a strange new place.

Hester Street meticulously reconstructs this bygone haven for Jewish immigrants to masterfully paint one woman’s journey to assimilation and her arrival at the crossroads of tradition and modernity. A Cohen Media Group release. Restored in 4K in 2020 from the 35mm original negative by Cohen Film Collection at DuArt Media Services.

Note adapted from the New York Film Festival

Oct
3
Sun
Honeymood
Oct 3 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Honeymood @ Cafritz Hall

Featured at the Tribeca Film Festival

Following up on her breakout hit Zero Motivation, Israeli writer-director Talya Lavie delivers another outlandish comedy, centering on newlyweds who embark on an all-night odyssey across Jerusalem.

Over the course of the evening, the couple confront past lovers, in-laws, repressed doubts, and the lives they’ve chosen to leave behind. Will the dizzying array of challenges thrown their way disintegrate their union, or serve to make it stronger? Lavie’s witty dialogue and imaginative scenario find their match in the brilliant acting duo of Ran Danker and Avigail Harari.

Hester Street
Oct 3 @ 3:40 pm – 5:05 pm
Hester Street @ Cafritz Hall

NEW 4K RESTORATION

Among the great cinematic portraits of Jewish life in America, Joan Micklin Silver’s debut feature is anchored by her own screenplay (adapted from Abraham Cahan’s 1896 novella Yekl: A Tale of the New York Ghetto) and an unforgettable, Oscar-nominated performance by Carol Kane (2015 WJFF Visionary Award honoree).

Kane stars as Gitl, one half of an Eastern European Jewish couple alongside Yankel (Steven Keats). Upon arriving in New York’s Lower East Side in the late 19th century, Gitl finds that Yankel, who’d come over to America before her and their young son Yossele, has acclimated to their new country fairly well—but he has also begun an affair with a dancer, and Gitl finds herself in an unenviable situation in a strange new place.

Hester Street meticulously reconstructs this bygone haven for Jewish immigrants to masterfully paint one woman’s journey to assimilation and her arrival at the crossroads of tradition and modernity. A Cohen Media Group release. Restored in 4K in 2020 from the 35mm original negative by Cohen Film Collection at DuArt Media Services.

Note adapted from the New York Film Festival

Honeymood
Oct 3 @ 5:50 pm – 7:20 pm
Honeymood @ Cafritz Hall

Featured at the Tribeca Film Festival

Following up on her breakout hit Zero Motivation, Israeli writer-director Talya Lavie delivers another outlandish comedy, centering on newlyweds who embark on an all-night odyssey across Jerusalem.

Over the course of the evening, the couple confront past lovers, in-laws, repressed doubts, and the lives they’ve chosen to leave behind. Will the dizzying array of challenges thrown their way disintegrate their union, or serve to make it stronger? Lavie’s witty dialogue and imaginative scenario find their match in the brilliant acting duo of Ran Danker and Avigail Harari.

Oct
5
Tue
Hester Street
Oct 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:55 pm
Hester Street @ Cafritz Hall

NEW 4K RESTORATION

Among the great cinematic portraits of Jewish life in America, Joan Micklin Silver’s debut feature is anchored by her own screenplay (adapted from Abraham Cahan’s 1896 novella Yekl: A Tale of the New York Ghetto) and an unforgettable, Oscar-nominated performance by Carol Kane (2015 WJFF Visionary Award honoree).

Kane stars as Gitl, one half of an Eastern European Jewish couple alongside Yankel (Steven Keats). Upon arriving in New York’s Lower East Side in the late 19th century, Gitl finds that Yankel, who’d come over to America before her and their young son Yossele, has acclimated to their new country fairly well—but he has also begun an affair with a dancer, and Gitl finds herself in an unenviable situation in a strange new place.

Hester Street meticulously reconstructs this bygone haven for Jewish immigrants to masterfully paint one woman’s journey to assimilation and her arrival at the crossroads of tradition and modernity. A Cohen Media Group release. Restored in 4K in 2020 from the 35mm original negative by Cohen Film Collection at DuArt Media Services.

Note adapted from the New York Film Festival

Oct
6
Wed
Honeymood
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Honeymood @ Cafritz Hall

Featured at the Tribeca Film Festival

Following up on her breakout hit Zero Motivation, Israeli writer-director Talya Lavie delivers another outlandish comedy, centering on newlyweds who embark on an all-night odyssey across Jerusalem.

Over the course of the evening, the couple confront past lovers, in-laws, repressed doubts, and the lives they’ve chosen to leave behind. Will the dizzying array of challenges thrown their way disintegrate their union, or serve to make it stronger? Lavie’s witty dialogue and imaginative scenario find their match in the brilliant acting duo of Ran Danker and Avigail Harari.