Punk Jews at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue Sunday, June 22

Contorting yogis, flame-throwing dancers, and bass-slapping musicians are just a few of the characters profiled in director Jesse Mann’s documentary Punk Jews. The film, premiering in its full form at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, takes an in-depth look at Jewish people living their lives in alternative and nontraditional ways—outliers like African-American Jewish activists, Hasidic street performers, and scripture-yelling Yiddish punk rockers. Like the venue that’s hosting the screening, Punk Jews reveals a diverse population that continues to evolve in the 21st century, highlighting the ways that contemporary Jewish communities think, create, and progress. The film shows at 7 p.m. at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. $10–$12. (202) 408-3100. sixthandi.org.

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