Film festival highlights ‘wonder women’

The central theme of this year’s Washington Jewish Film Festival is Starring Wonder Women. The films don’t actually star Israeli actress Gal Gadot — aka Wonder Woman — but rather feature the stories and achievements of Jewish women across the diaspora.

These women range from pop culture icon to KGB spy to Israeli and Palestinian members of a rock band.

Of the 12,000 submissions to WJFF, 63 films from 27 countries were chosen for this year’s festival, which kicks off May 2 with the Sammy Davis Jr. documentary “I’ve Gotta Be Me” and ends May 13 with “The Invisibles,” a film that follows four of the 7,000 Jews left in Berlin after it was declared “free of Jews” in 1943.

Read more at Washington Jewish Week.