Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival
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  • Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival

    Join us for five  internationally acclaimed Israeli films at the 13th annual Northern Virginia Jewish FIlm Festival! The Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival brings poignant films, filmmakers and guest speakers to Northern Virginia as they relate to Jewish values, culture and/or history.

    A Bottle in the Gaza Sea
    April 22 at 7:15PM
    April 26 at 11AM
    A secret online friendship between Tal, an Israeli-French teenage girl and Naim, a 20 year old Palestinian boy develops after he discovers her letter of peace — written after she experiences a terror attack — in a bottle washed up on a Gaza beach. This optimistic feature, based on the young adult novel by Valérie Zenatti, avoids sentimentality and easy answers as the teens exchange emails while political and family tensions mount.

    Hitler's Children
    April 24 at 7:15PM
    April 26 at 1:15PM
    inked by bloodlines to the perpetrators of the worst crimes in history, heirs to the Nazi High Command come to grips with the genocidal legacy of their fathers, uncles and grandfathers. Through a series of emotionally raw interviews, close family members of Nazi masterminds Adolf Eichmann, Hermann Göring, Heinrich Himmler and others struggle to reconcile their monstrous ancestry with the unconditional love of children toward their parents. The director facilitates the intimate, cathartic dialogue with the Nazi progeny, some of whom meet face-to-face with Holocaust descendants in powerful moments of reconciliation. 

    Life in Stills
    April 19 at 7:15PM
    April 23 at 4:45PM
    The winner of the 2012 Ophir (Israeli Academy Award®) for Best Documentary focuses on 96-year-old Miriam Weissenstein, the outspoken proprietor of Pri-Or PhotoHouse, a Tel Aviv institution that holds over one million photos documenting defining moments in Israel’s history. When a new development threatens the shop, Miriam teams up with her grandson — a young gay man who just began working there — to save the store, and the two embark on an exploration of Israel’s past, its modernization, and their own family history.

    Orchestra of Exiles
    April 21 at 4:15PM
    April 28 at 10:45AM
    Featuring Itzhak Perlman, Zubin Mehta, Pinchas Zukerman, Joshua Bell and others,Orchestra of Exiles is the suspenseful chronicle of how one man helped save Europe’s premiere Jewish musicians from obliteration by the Nazis during WWII. In the early 1930’s Hitler began firing Jewish musicians across Europe. Overcoming extraordinary obstacles, violinist Bronislaw Huberman moved these great musicians to Palestine and formed a symphony that would become the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. With courage, resourcefulness and an entourage of allies including Arturo Toscanini and Albert Einstein, Huberman saved close to 1,000 Jews — along with the musical heritage of Europe.

    The World is Funny
    April 21 at 7:15PM
    April 26 at 3:15PM
    he World Is Funny follows the wanderings of a loose network of characters. Told with meticulous precision, the connections between the characters and the profound implications of their stories grow in richness and complexity as the film progresses. A sharp, ironic sense of humor enriches a melancholy yet inspiring film that has been a gigantic hit in Israel, earning a record-setting 15 Ophir nominations (the Israeli Academy Awards®). Mature themes and sexual content.



    Date & Time:Thursday, 04.18.2013, 00:00 - Sunday, 04.28.2013, 00:00Place:Angelika Film Center and Cafe: 2911 District Ave. Fairfax, VA 22031
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