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JHSGW at the Washington Jewish Film Festival

Wednesday, May 17 - Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Jewish Historical Society is pleased to be co-presenting four films as part of the 27th annual Washington Jewish Film Festival
Use code JHSF3 to receive $3 per ticket discount. Check each film for time, date, and location info

And When I Die, I Won't Stay Dead 
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A contemporary of Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs, Bob Kaufman is one of the Beat Generation's most overlooked artists. The African American poet with Jewish roots led a life laced with tragedy, and here his story is shared through images, interviews, and the angry rhythms of his poetry.


Body and Soul: An American Bridge
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This film, named for the jazz standard, explores the conflict between African American and Jewish American musicians that left an indelible mark on this country's cultural history.


The Freedom to Marry
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Get an insider's look at the organizers and carefully structured campaign behind the marriage equality movement -- considered one of the most successful civil right initiatives in modern history -- which culminated in the landmark 2015 Supreme Court case. 


Strange Victory
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This film creates a collage of nonfiction materials, newsreel footage, and scenes to document the racism and anti-Semitism of postwar America. Signs reading "Save America-Don't Buy from Jews," and photos of Ku Klux Klan lynchings are juxtaposed with footage from Nazi rallies and concentration camps.

Please direct all questions to the Washington Jewish Film Festival.