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Washington DC Jewish Film Festival

posted by Nell Minow

The Washington Jewish Film Festival starts today with a spectacular line-up of movies that reflect Jewish experience and culture.  The opening night show is “Paris Manhattan,” a French film about a young woman obsessed with Woody Allen.

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Other highlights include the newly restored 1937 film, “The Cantor’s Son,” “Off-White Lies” (a girl from California and her Israeli father pretend to be refugees and are taken in by a wealthy family in Jerusalem), documentaries about the song “Hava Nagila” and the Jews of Nigeria, the backstage story, “Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish,” and a love story between a French Jew living in Israel and a Palestinian that begins with a note in a bottle, “A Bottle in the Gaza Sea,” starring the mesmerizing Hiam Abbas.

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