Posts Tagged ‘Washington Jewish Film Festival’

ToDo ToDay: Washington Jewish Film Festival, Hopsin, and a New Rosslyn Alehouse

The Washington Jewish Film Festival opens tonight with two showings of Avi Nesher’s The Wonders. No, it bears no connection to The Wonders in That Thing You Do, but Nesher’s modern-day film noir still seems captivating: It follows a Jerusalem bartender who finds himself entangled in a mystery in his apartment building that lands him deep in [...]

Arts Roundup: Pelecanos’ Manly Tank Top Edition

Arena Stage and Washington Post critic Peter Marks will host conversation series about issues in American theater. [Post]
Smokin' hot crime writer George Pelecanos endorses Andy Shallal for mayor. [Loose Lips]
Fort Belvoir has the precious art—now it just needs a museum to put it in. [Post]
Thievery Corporation's Eric Hilton is (again) transforming one of his 14th [...]

ToDo ToDay: Washington Jewish Film Festival!

If “attending more cultural events” isn’t on your list of 2013 resolutions, it damn well should be. Why? Well, partly because this year begins with another promising Washington Jewish Film Festival, now in its 23rd year. Paris Manhattan, a gentle romantic comedy about a beautiful Parisian woman obsessed with Woody Allen, opens the festival tonight. Read [...]

Arts Roundup: Potentially Real Pig’s Blood Edition

Patrick Pho dons a "Gangnam Style" outfit and walks around D.C.'s landmarks and the Metrorail system. [We Love D.C.]
The 2013 Washington Jewish Film Festival announces its lineup [WJFF]
Drunk dudes picking fights, bottles of Corona, and possibly real pig's blood: Metal Chris reports from Saturday's kinda-unpleasant-but-still-awesome-sounding-sounding black-metal show at El Caracol in Silver Spring, Md. [D.C. [...]

ToDo ToDay: The Jewish Music Festival Is Not For Alter Kockers

It’s not easy for a Jewish music festival to break certain associations in the public’s mind—namely, the ones that involve a lonely Hasid sitting on a roof, fiddling away. But Jewish music doesn’t end with klezmer, as the Jewish Community Center’s annual showcase demonstrates. Sure, it may begin there, with acts like Abraham Inc. (shown), [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Revenge of the Electric Car

It would be hard to find a documentary more cinematic than Revenge of the Electric Car. Framed as a thriller, following the personal struggles of four charismatic men and their automotive creations, its scenes of corporate deliberations are shot with such intimacy that it’s hard to believe they weren’t scripted and staged. Through an astonishing level [...]

Tonight: Memphis Gold, Buke & Gass, Don Zientara, Tango and More

Thursdays are often busy music nights in this area and tonight is no exception. Here are a handful of live music choices, plus a DJ event and a movie about tango with an after-party with dancing.
Rent Party for Memphis Gold at the Surf Club: This soulful D.C. area bluesman was a tree trimmer by day until [...]

Two Films Festivals Kick Off Today

The next week and a half is a big time for film festivals in D.C. The Washington Jewish Film Festival and the Capital Irish Film Festival start today,  and both conclude Dec. 11. Let's take a look at each of them.
Washington Jewish Film Festival
More than 50 events, including film screenings and filmmakers talks, will take [...]

Arts Roundup: Top Chef All-Stars Edition

Morning, all. Let's see what's going on in the world of arts and entertainment, shall we?
If you keep up with the D.C. visual arts community, you're aware of the Smithsonian's decision to pull David Wojnarowicz's A Fire in My Belly from the "Hide/Seek" exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery, after calls from John Boehner (R-Ohio) [...]