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Washington Jewish Film Festival: The Cremator

Date: 26 February 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Venue: DCJCC

As part of the Washington Jewish Film Festival, DCJCC will screen the classic 1969 horror film "The Cremator" (Spalovač mrtvol), directed by Juraj Herz on February 26, at 1 pm. Karl works at a stately crematorium in Prague. Obsessed with his duties, he believes he is liberating the souls of the departed. With Nazi forces gathering at the Czech border, Karl descends into a mania that allows him to wholly enact his disturbed beliefs.

Ahead of its time, the blend of black comedy and horror in The Cremator is a stunning example of the Czech New Wave movement, gliding effortlessly between surrealism and expressionism. 

Event Details:

Date: February 26, 1 pm

Location: DCJCC
1529 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC