TWO JEWS WALK INTO A BAR
(116 min)

Back by popular demand! Join us for a cinematic pub crawl down U street: 2 bars (Dunya, LIV) 13 films. $30 gets you 3 drinks and admission!


HOW IT WORKS:

A few days before the short-film bar crawl begins, pre-registrants will receive an email with their starting bar location; depending on attendance (and last year, this event was full), we will run one, two or three groups.


At each bar, your ticket will get you a complimentary drink, and there will be roughly 40mins of new Israeli/Jewish Cinema playing. Once a group is done at one bar, the entire group will move to the next location.


Start time is 1pm sharp!


If there are still tickets avaialble after pre-sale, please go to LIV as your first location, as that will be the only bar processing on-site sales for the event.


Have questions? Email saral@wjff.org.


A full list of films being shown in this year's event is below:


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  AUDITION
Dir. Udo Prinsen
(6min, The Netherlands, 2011)
Narrative Short 

Inspired by drawings of Auschwitz prisoners, Audition depicts a young trumpet player trying out for the camp’s orchestra to improve his chances for survival.

   
  CROWNS (G-dcast)

Crowns is based around the question: why did some of Jewish Law change over time? Why, if all of these Laws are sacred, did we not receive them all at Mt. Sinai, and keep them as they were?
   
  ELEVATION
Dir. Ophir Ben-Shimon
(21min, Israel, 2013)
In Hebrew with English Subtitles, Narrative Short

The Sabbath is only a few hours away and the Orthodox Victor is stuck in the cosmopolitan Tel Aviv after missing the last bus home.
   
HANNAH COHEN’S HOLY COMMUNION
Dir. Shimmy Marcus
(13min, Ireland/UK, 2012)
Narrative Short 

Set in Dublin in the 1970’s this film explores a rarely glimpsed Ireland, as seen through the eyes of spirited seven year old, Hannah Cohen.
   
  HOW I KILLED RABIN
Dir. Michael Alalu
(17min, Israel, 2012)
In Hebrew with English Subtitles, Narrative Short

Itmar’s world is turned upside down when Freddy Mercury dies. Four years later Itmar is older and more experienced, yet the death of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin affects his life in a strange way.
   
  I THINK THIS IS THE CLOSEST TO HOW THE FOOTAGE LOOKED
Dir. Yuval Hameiri and Michal Vaknin
(9min, Israel, 2013)
In Hebrew with English Subtitles, Documentary Short

A man with poor means recreates a lost memory of the last day with his mom. Objects come to life in a desperate struggle to produce a single moment that is gone.
   
  LO BASHAMAYIM HI (G-dcast)

“The Law is Not in Heaven.” Seems simple, right? God gave us the Torah and now we can do whatever we want with it. If you only read the first half of the story of Achnai’s oven, that’s exactly what you might think, but it’s a little more complicated than that.
   
  LONELY AT THE TOP: A BROMANCE (G-dcast)

Pairing hip hop and Torah is a lot like the relationship between Reish Lakish and Rebbe Yohanan—a surprising but perfect match.
   
  THE MAN WHO BURIED HIS OWN LEG
Dir. Sarah Lefton
(3min, USA, 2013)
Narrative Short

What would drive a man to bury his own amputated leg? Jewish paranoia, of course. Find out about what's possibly the weirdest religious custom ever in three minutes of animated narashkeit.
   
THE MATURE
Dir. Ori Klein and Omer Golob
(4min, Israel, 2013)
In Hebrew with English Subtitles, Narrative Short

What was it like growing up as the eldest brother of two younger and undisciplined siblings, the first fanatically religious, and the second mentally unstable?
   
NYOSHA
Dir. Yael Dekel and Liran Kapel
(10min, Israel, 2012)
In Hebrew, Yiddish and German with English Subtitles, Documentary Short

Nyosha is a ten-year-old girl who dreams of buying a pair of shoes during the war. A range of animation techniques beautifully conveys the true story of Holocaust survivor Nomi Kapel.
   
SHADOW PUPPETS (Sneak Preview)
Dir. Adam Bizanski (19min, Israel, 2013)
In Hebrew with English Subtitles, Narrative Short  

A special bond is formed between a child and his uncle, a shadow puppet artist.
   
SHEMINI (G-dcast)

Just warning you. From dead priests to un-kosher feasts, Shemini has got it going on. A great big tip of the matador’s hat to Sephardic indie rock outfit DeLeon for the writing and performance.


DATES AND TICKETS

Sunday, March 9, 1:00 pm
U Street Bars

LIV (above Bohemian Caverns)
2001 11th St NW
Washington, DC


DUNYA
801 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC


 
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