Two Summer Films You Must See

Tanna

Saturday, August 12, 1:30 pm
Sunday, August 13, 5:30 pm

Australia’s submission for the 89th Academy Awards.

Venice Film Festival winner Tanna is the tale of young lovers caught between the traditions and taboos of their tribe and following the desires of their hearts. Co-directors Bentley Dean and Martin Butler spent 7 months with the Yakel people of the South Pacific island of Vanuatu, developing a collaborative script based on actual events. The results are sensuous, magical and unforgettable. Presented by the Washington Jewish Film Festival at the Edlavitch DCJCC.
https://www.wjff.org/film/tanna/

 
A Flickering Truth

Thursday, August 10, 6:30 pm
Sunday, August 13, 3:30 pm

New Zealand’s submission for the 89th Academy Awards.

An extraordinary documentary that literally blows the dust off of 100 years of conflict, revealing cinematic gems of the Afghani film archives that were ravaged, burned and banned by Taliban interdiction. As brave archivists thread projectors with film from unmarked reels, the country’s rich history comes alive with images of former leaders, beloved actresses, and landmarks now gone. In Dari with English subtitles. Presented by the Washington Jewish Film Festival at the Edlavitch DCJCC.
https://www.wjff.org/film/flickering-truth/