NOTHING OLD ABOUT THIS TESTAMENT
(92min)

An ambitious and inventive slate of Biblical tales retold, renewed, and updated. With films hailing from South Africa, Tanzania, Japan, Italy and the UK, we get a truly global glance at the Isaac’s Sacrfice, Noah Flood, Samson and Delilah and more. 

  BECHUKOTAI (G-dcast)

You probably already know that the Torah isn’t all rainbows and angels. Mirroring the angry tone of this Torah story, G‑dcast gets kinda dark and cranky for a change. 

   
  BERESHIT (G-dcast)

Take a trippy voyage through Kabbalah and Torah with a Star Wars-tinged style. 
   
  BINDING

Dir. Katarzyna Plazinska and Aaron Ellis
(10min, Poland/USA, 2013)

Narrative Short


A wonderfully stylized update to the story of Isaac, which harkens to the paintings of Carravagio and the early German expressionism of Fritz Lang and Carl Meyer.
   
ISACCO
Dir. Federico Tocchella
(15min, Italy, 2013)


In Italian with English Subtitles
, Narrative Short



A child is playing in the park with some clay figures that he molds and animates with his hands. He makes up stories using them as his protagonists.
   
  JONAH 

Dir. Kibwe Tavares
(17min, Tanzania/UK, 2012)
Narrative Short



When two young men photograph a gigantic fish leaping from the sea, their small town becomes a tourist attraction in this story about the old and the new.
   
  NOYE'S FLUDDE
Dir. Mark Dornford-May
(33min, South Africa, 2013)


In Xhosa with English Subtitles, Narrative Short

Noye is now a woman and has to deal with a drunken husband, hold her family together as well as build the Ark and collect the animals. 
   
  VAYAKHEL (G-dcast)

The Children of Israel brought what their hearts moved them to bring in the building of the first Sanctuary…and this G‑dcast short is brought to you from Alicia Jo Rabins’ heart. 
   
  VEZOT HABRACHA (G-dcast)

It’s the end. Only….not. Tune in as bestselling young adult author David Levithan (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) talks about Moses’s death and the final words in the Torah. It’s a beautiful ending.








DATES AND TICKETS

Monday, March 3, 8:30 pm
DCJCC
1529 16th Street NW
Washington,DC



Saturday, March 8, 4:00 pm
DCJCC
1529 16th Street NW

Washington,DC

 
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