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No Name Restaurant

Overview “In this spirited and absurdist culture-clash comedy, two men of different strict religious faiths must work together to survive in the Sinai Desert. One is the lost and befuddled...
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Nathan-ism

Overview Nathan Hilu, the son of Syrian Jewish immigrants to New York, received a life-changing assignment from the U.S. Army: to guard the top Nazi war criminals at the Nuremberg...
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Mister G

Overview Ben Gundersheimer is a Latin GRAMMY Award-winning artist, author and educator. Hailed as “a bilingual rock star” by The Washington Post, he was originally dubbed MISTER G by his...
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Merchant Ivory

Overview The first definitive feature documentary to lend new and compelling perspectives on the partnership, both professional and personal, of director James Ivory, producer Ismail Merchant, and their primary associates,...
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Looking For Chloe

Overview A documentary portrait of the Jewish Egyptian designer Gaby Aghion (1921–2014), founder of the French fashion house Chloé. With clients such as Brigitte Bardot, Jackie Kennedy, and Maria Callas,...
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Kidnapped

Overview “The latest masterpiece by legendary Italian director Marco Bellocchio is a grand, historical fresco depicting the scandalous true story of a young Jewish child who, in mid-19th century Bologna,...
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How To Come Alive With Norman Mailer

Overview “Norman Mailer, a towering figure in American literature, had a life that was certainly stranger than fiction. From his formative years in Brooklyn, through his career as a preeminent...
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Teen Film Contest Screenings

Overview Join us for a presentation of the second annual JxJ Teen Film Contest-winning shorts for their premieres at the Festival. Students from across Washington, Maryland and Virginia — ages...
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Home

Overview Nominated for 9 Israeli Academy Awards (The Ophir Awards), including Best Film, writer-director Benny Fredman’s intense portrayal, based on personal experiences, offers a troubling yet potent commentary on the...
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Elik And Jimmy

Overview “As romantically charming as Richard Linklater’s beloved Before Sunrise, this Israeli drama charts the romantic destiny of Elik and Jimmy, two distinct souls brought together by fate during the...