Atonement: Stories About Confession, Redemption and Making Amends
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Kairat Umarov, Kazakhstan's Ambassador to the US, is scheduled to be on hand as the Washington DCJCC screens his country's award-winning 2008 drama The Gift to Stalin. Rustem Abdrashev's poignant film is set in 1949 and follows the difficult journey of a Jewish boy, deported to Central Asia during a Stalinist purge, who's orphaned and taken in by an Muslim old man. Subtitled from its original Russian/Kazakh/Hebrew, the film's been praised for its lush cinematography and compared to coming-of-age classics like Cinema Paradiso. Learn More
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I loved it! The storytellers were wonderful and unpretentious and brilliant. I wish I could see it again. It also struck me how young the audience was. Usually when I go to the theater the heads are all gray. Perhaps it was word of mouth, perhaps the ticket price (low)
but I haven't seen an audience like that in ages. (I'm 67)
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Thank you DCJCC for this gift. I look forward to joining more of these "monologue" productions in future. Most of the stories were well spun, and I walked away from the evening thinking and discussing what I just experienced. That is an evening...continued