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DC Suburb Will Screen Anti-Israel Film Narrated By Roger Waters

WASHINGTON (JTA) — After canceling an earlier screening of an anti-Israel film following complaints by Washington-area Jewish officials, a Maryland suburb will now screen the movie narrated by Roger Waters later this month.

Erev Tisha B'Av: "The Presence of Their Absence"

A service and film about a son of Holocaust survivors on a journey of discovery to trace his roots and inherited trauma. Q&A with the director, Donna Kanter. Refreshments suitable for the holiday. 

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"I Do Not Care if We Go Down in History as Barbarians" — FINAL DAY

(Jul. 19-Aug. 1) — This very dark comedy about re-enacting the 1941 massacre of tens of thousands of Jews by Romanian troops was a nominee for Best Foreign Film at the 2019 Academy Awards. Click for trailer.

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"Cutting My Mother"

"An ingeniously crafted work of first-person meta-cinema" — Richard Brody, The New Yorker. Nathan Silver's new film is about trying to repair his relationship with his mother, Cindy. Q&A.

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"Our Boys"

Be among the first to see “Our Boys,” an HBO-Keshet series filmed in Israel and based on the true events that led to the outbreak of war in Gaza. The screening will be followed by a discussion. Click for trailer.

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Orthodox Therapist Goes For a Million

Prior to competing on the CBS show “Million Dollar Mile,” Michael Neuman asked his rabbi a million-dollar question: If his yarmulke fell off in the middle of an obstacle, should he stop and pick it up, even if it cost him a victory?

Gal Gadot To Star In Netflix’s Biggest Film Yet

(JTA) — Israeli actress Gal Gadot will star in the biggest feature film ever made by Netflix.

“Red Notice,” also starring Ryan Reynolds and Duane Johnson, will have a production budget of about $130 million.

The action thriller, set for release in late 2020, is centered around the pursuit of the most wanted art thief in the world.

"Christ Stopped at Eboli" — FINAL DAY

(Jul. 12-25) — “Achingly beautiful” (David Denby). “An event" (The New York Times). The 1979 film based on Carlo Levi's acclaimed memoir will be screened in a newly available uncut version. Click for trailer. 

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The New Netflix Show ‘Family Business’ Is A French-Jewish Version Of ‘Breaking Bad’

(JTA) — One fan’s recent description on Twitter of the new Netflix series “Family Business” isn’t too far off: a “French Breaking Bad but with weed.”

The French series, which debuted last week, is a wacky comedy about a Parisian Jewish family, the Hazans, that turns its failed kosher meat shop into a marijuana factory. And while it lacks the macabre violence of “Breaking Bad,” the two shows do share a reliance on witty dialogue and strong acting.

"Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love" — FINAL DAY

(Jul. 5-Aug. 15) — Young love, early-'60s bohemian-artists style: Renowned documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield’s most romantic film features Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen. Click for trailer.

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