Washington Jewish Film Festival

Feb 24, 2016 - Mar 6, 2016

Various Locations - See full schedule for details
Washington, DC

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Description:

One of the largest and most respected Jewish film festivals in North America, the Washington Jewish Film Festival (WJFF) is an international exhibition of cinema that celebrates the diversity of Jewish history, culture and experience through the moving image.


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List of Women in Film and Women Filmmakers featured in the WJFF


WJFF Highlights


EVA HESSE
Dir. Marcie Begleiter (105 min, USA, 2015)
DC Premiere
Documentary
German-American artist Eva Hesse (1936-1970) created her innovative art in latex and fiberglass in the whirling aesthetic vortex of 1960s New York-her flowing forms were in part a reaction to the rigid structures of then-popular minimalism, largely a male-dominated movement. Hesse's complicated personal life encompassed not only a chaotic 1930s Germany, but also illness and the lively immigrant culture of New York in the 1940s.
Presented in association with the National Gallery of Art
Date & Venue
Saturday, February 27, 3:00 pm - National Gallery of Art


FEELINGS ARE FACTS: THE LIFE OF YVONNE RAINER
Dir. Jack Walsh (83 min, USA, 2015)
Mid-Atlantic Premiere
Documentary
At the age of 25, Yvonne Rainer took her first dance class; at the age of 32, she changed dance forever. 1966's Trio A, "freed the dancer's body from the rigid fragmentation and artificiality of choreographed movement" (MoMA); simply put, it reinvented the very art of dance. Jack Walsh's documentary opens with the work, and then expands to capture Rainer's revolutionary dance and film careers; her avant-garde life; her vibrant feminism; her razor-sharp intellect; and eventually her return to dance, at the insistence of Mikhail Baryshnikov, in 2000.
Dates & Venues
Thursday, February 25, 6:15 pm - DCJCC
Friday, February 26, 2:30 pm - E Street Cinema
Mon, February 29, 8:30 pm - Bethesda Row Cinema

Event Type: Film/Video