AFI Silver Theatre @ 8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910
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The WJFF s Annual Visionary Award recognizes creativity and insight in presenting the full diversity of the Jewish experience through moving image. The 2018 honoree is Roberta Grossman, who will join us for a special extended Q&A and Award ceremony. The award will be presented alongside a special preview of clip excerpts from her forthcoming film, Who Will Write our History.
Roberta Grossman is an award-winning filmmaker who has written, directed, and produced more than 40 hours of film and television. Grossman s 2012 Hava Nagila (The Movie) uses the song Hava Nagila as a portal into 150 years of Jewish history, culture, and spirituality. Hannah Senesh: Blessed Is the Match, Grossman s 2008 film, was shortlisted for an Academy Award, aired on PBS, and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy.
In 2014, Grossman completed Above and Beyond with producer Nancy Spielberg, about the Jewish- American WWII pilots who volunteered to fight in Israel s War of Independence. Most recently, Grossman teamed with Sophie Sartain to co-direct the Netflix documentary Seeing Allred, which premiered to great acclaim at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
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