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Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival— Culture, Community, Chutzpah
The 13th-annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival opens with Hava Nagila: The Movie, a documentary romp through the history, mystery and meaning of the great Jewish standard that is musical shorthand for anything Jewish! Celebrating 13 years with “Culture, Community and Chutzpah,” the NVJFF opening night dinner-and-film event is Thursday, April 18 at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia in Fairfax. Thirteen films will screen through Sunday, April 28 at new state-of-the-art boutique cinema, Angelika Film Center & Cafe at Mosaic in Fairfax. Opening weekend will include the documentary Life in Stills, the romantic comedy Dorfman in Love and the regional premiere of the drama The World is Funny (the film received an unprecedented 15 Ophir nominations, the Israeli equivalent to the Oscars). The complete schedule is posted online.
April 18-28 | 2911 District Ave., Fairfax | jccnv.org
Single tickets are $9-$11; an all-access pass (excluding opening and closing events) is $60; opening night event is $39; closing night event is $13 and includes a dessert and coffee reception.

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