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NoVa Jewish Film Festival Starts Next Week at Angelika

The Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival will celebrate its 13th year as it screens 13 films from April 18 – 28. The festival is presented by the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia and Angelika Film Center and Café in the Mosaic District.

Opening night of the festival will feature “Hava Nagila: The Movie,” a documentary on the history, mystery, and meaning of the folk song. The opening night dinner-and-film event will take place next Thursday, April 18, at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia in Fairfax.

Twelve additional films will be shown through Sunday, April 28, at the Angelika Film Center. They are “A Bottle in the Gaza Sea,” “An American Tail,” “Dorfman in Love,” “Hitler’s Children,” “Kaddish for a Friend,” “Kinderblock 66,” “Koch,” “Let My People Go,” “Life in Stills,” “Orchestra of Exiles,” “Portrait of Wally,” and “The World is Funny.”

Single tickets cost $11 for general admission, and $9 for students and seniors. A ticket for two films in the same day is $16. An all-access pass (excluding opening and closing events) is $60. The opening night dinner-and-film event is $39. The closing night event is $13 and includes a dessert and coffee reception.

For more information, visit or call 703-537-3000.

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