The head of the Washington Jewish Film Festival has offered us a great deal for their opening this Thursday night - just $12 for the film The Wonders at 9:30 p.m. and the reception before at 8:30. I already committed to the 6:30 showing, but I will be at the reception. Go to this link, click on the General Admission tickets and then in the next window put in 24bikefest where it asks for a coupon code. That will reduce it to $12.
A modern day film-noir, The Wonders centers on a bartender who doubles as a graffiti artist in Jerusalem. Arnav enjoys whiling away the days with simple pleasures until he becomes enwrapped in a mystery taking place in his own apartment building. Spying a man seemingly held captive a few units over from his, he investigates, and is soon taken down a rabbit hole into the seedy underbelly of Jerusalem’s criminal underworld.
The film’s stunningly original artistic vision has drawn rave comparisons to
everyone from the Coen Brothers and Tim Burton to Lewis Carroll and Carol Reed. With original music composed by Avner Dorman and select recorded tracks by Israeli mega-stars Hadag Nahash. Dorman and the director Avi Nesher will be there.
ALSO, they have asked if anyone would like to volunteer to help at any of the films. I believe for every time you volunteer, you get to see a movie free (but not that one). All of the shifts are clearly listed here, and sign up can be done right then and there. It takes less than 5min.