Directed by Ilan Duran Cohen | France | 2013 | 90 minutes | French/Latin/Polish with subtitles | Drama
A fascinating account of The Archbishop of Paris, Jean-Marie Lustiger, who was born Aaron Lustiger to Ashkenazi Jewish parents living in France. At 13 he converted to Catholicism over his father's protests and attempts to rescind his baptism. Lustiger rose in the hierarchy of the Catholic Church to become one of its most outspoken and prominent Cardinals, helping Pope John Paul II tackle vital issues of the day politically and globally.
Presented with the short film Moses on the Mesa on Sunday, March 23, 7:15pm Moses on the Mesa Directed by Paul Ratner | USA | 2013 | 19 minutes | Short The real-life tale of Solomon Bibo, a Jewish immigrant who left Germany in 1869 while still a teenager, to seek out the mythical "El Dorado" in America. Through incredible twists of fate he became governor of the indigenous tribe of Acoma whose ancient pueblo sits atop a beautiful and unassailable cliff in the middle of a New Mexico desert. Awards: Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists from the Foundation for Jewish Culture.
The 14th annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival, a program of the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, runs March 20-30. Most films will be shown at Angelika Film Center & Café at Mosaic.
The Jewish Cardinal Screenings (choose date below) Sunday, March 23, 7:15pm (plus the short film Moses on the Mesa) Friday, March 28, 10:45am Sunday, March 30, 12:30pm
Angelika Film Center & Cafe at Mosaic (View)
2911 District Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22031