The Strangest Stranger

Dir. Magnus Bärtås | 73 min
Documentary Japan / Sweden 2017 EnglishJapaneseFrench with English subtitles North American Premiere

Saturday, May 512:15 PM Bethesda Row Cinema Pre-Sale Only*

Sunday, May 68:15 PM E Street Cinema

*Saturday screenings before 6:15pm are pre-sale only in observance of Shabbat. Tickets to these screenings will not be available for purchase at the door.

In Haruki Murakami’s novel Kafka on the Shore, a mysterious man appears, calling himself Johnnie Walker. Is he modeled on Joni Waka, a Jewish man living in Tokyo, or is it the other way around?

The charismatic and talkative Waka is a true chameleon. A self-proclaimed outsider, a homosexual, the center of any party, and a descendant from an age-old Jewish lineage, if you believe his claims.

A mesmerizing documentary that leaves one with more questions than answers, not just about Waka, but also the very nature of truth.

Co-presented by Reel Affirmations

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This event finished on May 7, 2018.