The Washington Jewish Film Festival is celebrating its 25th year this year. The lineup for this year’s festival, which opened Thursday and runs through Mar. 1, blends new movies with some of the past festivals’ most memorable films like 1975’s Hester Street and Francois Truffaut’s 1890 The Last Metro. The goal is the represent the best in Jewish film – a movie that changes, alters, educates or otherwise concerns the Jewish experience regardless of the nationality/religion of directors, producers or actors. The closing feature is Mr. Kaplan, a Uruguayan film in Spanish with English subtitles from director Álvaro Brechner.

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