Beyond the Films
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WJFF VISIONARY AWARD: BARRY LEVINSON

Thursday, May 18, 7:15 pm

The WJFF’s Annual Visionary Award recognizes creativity and insight in presenting the full diversity of the Jewish experience through moving image. The 2017 honorees are two titans of independent cinema: Polish director Agnieszka Holland and the iconic American auteur Barry Levinson. Barry Levinson’s award will be presented alongside a screening of Liberty Heights.

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The Hourglass Sanatorium - ALT 400

INTIMATIONS: THE CINEMA OF WOJCIECH HAS

Sunday, May 21, 2:15 pm

Join a 30 minute talk by Columbia professor Annette Insdorf, and a signing of her new book, Intimations: The Cinema of Wojciech Has following a screening of Wojciech Has’ film The Hourglass Sanatorium.

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7th ANNUAL COMMUNITY EDUCATION DAY ON ARAB CITIZENS OF ISRAEL

Sunday, May 21, 4:00 pm

Join us for an in-depth exploration of the daily lives and challenges of Arab citizens of Israel.

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AN EVENING OF YIDDISH CULTURE

Monday, May 22, 6:15 pm

A vibrant evening that explores the enduring artistic legacy of Yiddish film and music. The event start with a rare restored 35mm presentation of Joseph Green’s film A Letter to Mother (the biggest Yiddish cinema box office hit of all time). After the screening, Netherlands-based Yiddish band Nikitov performs a live concert, including material from their new album Mameloshn.

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AS IF, A CLUELESS NIGHT!

Thursday, May 25, 6:00 pm

Dress to the nine(ties), and join us for trivia, photo booths, specialty cocktails, and a rockin’ 90s soundtrack preceding the screening (6:00pm-7:30pm), and be sure to stay after the film for a special Q&A with legendary filmmaker Amy Heckerling (Clueless, Fast Times at Ridgemont High).

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Agnieszka Holland - MAIN 400

WJFF VISIONARY AWARD: AGNIESZKA HOLLAND

Saturday, May 27, 7:00 pm

The WJFF’s Annual Visionary Award recognizes creativity and insight in presenting the full diversity of the Jewish experience through moving image. The 2017 honorees are two titans of independent cinema: Polish director Agnieszka Holland and the iconic American auteur Barry Levinson. Agnieszka Holland will join us for a special extended Q&A and Award ceremony presented alongside a screening of her Oscar nominated film Angry Harvest.

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TWO JEWS WALK INTO A BAR (AND A DELI)

Sunday, May 28, 2:00 pm

WJFF’s popular program Two Jews Walk into a Bar (and a Deli) is back by popular demand! Join us for a cinematic pub crawl in Chinatown, stopping at On Rye and Bar Deco. $30 gets you 3 drinks and admission to the shorts film program.

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