Ethiopian film ‘Fig Tree’ has US Theatrical Premiere in DC

Ethiopian film  _ Fig Tree
Photo via JxJ

borkena
October 17,2019

JxJ presents Fig Tree in Dupont Circle, screening November 1-14 for its US Theatrical Premiere

From November 1-14, JxJ will present 14 screenings of Ethiopian film Fig Tree in the brand new, state-of-the-art Cafritz Hall within the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (EDCJCC). The first five screenings of the run will feature filmmaker Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian in conversation.

JxJ presents Fig Tree in Dupont Circle, screening November 1-14 for its US Theatrical Premiere

From November 1-14, JxJ will present 14 screenings of Ethiopian film Fig Tree in the brand new, state-of-the-art Cafritz Hall within the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (EDCJCC). The first three screenings of the run will feature filmmaker Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian in conversation.

Tickets available at JxJDC.ORG/Fig Tree.

Fig Tree

November 1-14 | US Theatrical Premiere!

Ethiopian-Israeli director Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian draws on her own experience of growing up in war-torn Addis Ababa.

Sixteen-year-old Mina is poised to flee Ethiopia with her grandmother to be reunited with her mother in Israel; however, she is reluctant to leave her Christian boyfriend Eli, who lives in the woods in order to avoid forcible conscription by the military. Grounded by remarkable performances, Fig Tree is a moving coming-of-age story and an auspicious feature film debut.

November 1-3 screenings followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian.

Contact: Alexis Rodriguez

Office: (202) 777-3242; Email: alexisr@edcjcc.org

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ABOUT JxJ
Presented by the Edlavitch DCJCC, JxJ is a multidisciplinary arts project that encompasses the Washington Jewish Film Festival and the Washington Jewish Music Festival alongside original cutting-edge hybrid arts programming—all presented as one massive three-week experience, taking over the greater Washington region. In addition to the Festival, JxJ presents programs year-round, including full theatrical runs with up to 9 shows a week, alongside sneak preview screenings, family-friendly programs, and concerts.  Between the Festival and year-round programming, JxJ attracts over 25,000 patrons annually across 200+ events.

ABOUT THE EDLAVITCH DCJCC
The Edlavitch DCJCC – the vibrant home and cultural heart of Jewish Washington – works to preserve and strengthen Jewish identity, tradition and values through a wide variety of social, cultural, recreational and educational programs and services. The EDCJCC embraces inclusion in all its programs and activities. We welcome and encourage the participation of all people, regardless of their background, sexual orientation, abilities, or religion, including interfaith couples and families. The Edlavitch DCJCC is located at 1529 Sixteenth Street, NW in Washington, DC, 4 blocks east of Dupont Circle.



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