Washington Jewish Film Festival: "Don't Judge a Book By Its Cover"
  • WJFF: "Don't Judge a Book By Its Cover"

    A collection of short works that reveals that nothing is ever really what it seems. The films range from meditations on newfangled technologies, to an accounting of how the NY Times missed the biggest story of the century, and a novel take on familiar psalms. The old adage has never rung truer – judging books, people, or even mythology at first glance can often be misleading, if not altogether perilous.

    Featuring the following Israeli shorts: 

    Dir. Assaf Machnes 
    (16min, Israel/Poland/UK, 2012) 
    In Hebrew with English Subtitles, 
    Narrative Short 

    Roy, a young Israeli teenager, visits Poland on a school trip between death camps and memorials. However, for Roy, Holocaust remembrance is not the only purpose of the Journey.

    God Is Kidding
    Dir. Boaz Balachsan 
    (7min, Israel, 2012) 
    In Hebrew with English Subtitles, 
    Documentary Short 

    Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design students Boaz Balachsan and Dima Tretyakov recorded Israeli children from different backgrounds giving their opinions about God and faith, and interpreted their thoughts through animation.

    Dir. Jonah Bleicher 
    (18min, Israel/USA, 2013)
    In Hebrew with English Subtitles, 
    Narrative Short 

    Based on a story by Etgar Keret, Siren follows an introverted high-school senior as he struggles to win over the girl of his dreams during Holocaust Memorial Week memorial week.

    Tuesday, March 4, 7:00 pm
    Goethe Institut
    814 Seventh Street NW at I Street 
    Washington, DC



    Date & Time:Tuesday, 03.04.2014, 19:00 - 21:00Place:Goethe Institut
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