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Washington Jewish Film Festival: Murder in Polna


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The Washington Jewish Film Festival presents "Murder in Polna," a riveting, timely and chilling historical drama that explores the Hilsner affair, a criminal investigation that veered dangerously off course due to simmering anti-Semitism in 1899 Czechoslovakia.

 

Murder in Polna

 

Dirs. Viktor Polesný and Vaclav Jester
(180 min, Czech Republic, 2016, Czech with English subtitles)
Narrative | East Coast Premiere

 

Local police, stumped by the brutal murder of a young girl, attach ritual motivations to her killing, which occurred around Passover. Despite significant holes in this theory, the finger is pointed at young Jewish local Leopold Hilsner, and anti-Jewish rioting commences. Luckily, Tomáš G. Masaryk—a tempered sociologist who would eventually become Czechoslovakia’s first President—intervenes.

 

Dates / Locations:

Saturday, May 20, 12:15 pm - Edlavitch DCJCC

Tuesday, May 23, 6:30 pm - Bethesda Row Cinema

 

27th Annual Washington Film Festival - Murder in Polna

 

This event is part of the European Month of Culture (EUMC). Now in its fifth year, EUMC is a month-long festival of innovative and creative events for the American public highlighting the diverse cultures of all 28 European Union Member countries. Enjoy film, dance, music, theatre, exhibits, language classes, workshops and more in great venues throughout Washington DC. Most events are free! To see all EUMC events, click here.

 

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2017-05-20 12:15:00 2017-05-20 15:15:00 America/New_York Washington Jewish Film Festival: Murder in Polna European Union Delegation in the US: Washington Jewish Film Festival: Murder in Polna Edlavitch DCJCC, 1529 16th Street NW, Washington, DC European Union Delegation in the US delegation-usa-info@eeas.europa.eu
May 20, 2017

12:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Edlavitch DCJCC,
1529 16th Street NW,
Washington, DC  
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