Alegría

Alegría

When:
May 14, 2022 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2022-05-14T18:00:00-04:00
2022-05-14T20:00:00-04:00
Where:
EDCJCC
1529 16th St NW Washington DC
Cost:
$15.00
Dir. Violeta Salama | 119 min
Narrative Spain  2021
Spanish with English subtitles  Mid-Atlantic Premiere

After years away, Alegría (Cecilia Suárez, Nora’s Will) returns to her hometown of Melilla, where three strands of Mediterranean culture converge: Christian, Jewish, and Muslim. Ostensibly back for a Sephardic wedding, Alegría uses the moment to navigate her complex relationship with Judaism, her friendships with women of other faiths, and a reunion with an estranged daughter.

A bright comedy about multiculturalism, Violeta Salama’s film is also a coming to terms with her personal experience (her father is Sephardic and her mother Catholic) and a luminous portrait of Melilla.

Part of the Jews of Color series: Programs Centering Jews of Color.