Tickets are now on sale for the Washington Jewish Film Festival, which begins Jan. 3 for an 11-day event that brings 55 movies to Washington, along with Ross and Monica Geller’s dad, a.k.a. Oscar-nominated actor Elliott Gould.
Among the highlights is a screening of romantic comedy “Dorfman,” on Tuesday, Jan. 8, after which Gould and screenwriter Wendy Kout are expected to discuss the film and answer questions. The movie follows the relationship adventures of Deb Dorfman, a 20-something who discovers her true self after moving from the suburbs into the exciting hubbub of downtown L.A.; Gould plays her father.
The recipients of this year’s Visionary Award will go to Noemi and Katriel Shoery, and film-goers can see their works on Monday night, when Noemi’s “Slaves of the Sword: Yitzhak Rabin” screens, and Tuesday during Katriel’s documentary “Born in Berlin.” An opening reception will kick things off on Jan. 3, between two screenings of the French film “Paris Manhattan,” which follows a lovely pharmacist, who can’t seem to find a mate that could ever live up to her imagined ideal — Woody Allen.
For more information on schedule and ticket options, visit the WJFF Web site.