Join the Mifgash Hebrew Speakers Meetup at JxJ (the new Washington Jewish Film Festival) for a film about Netanyahu and discussion with the director. Afterwards, we’ll head out to a nearby restaurant for informal discussion in Hebrew.
Discounted Tickets (save $6.50). Purchase at https://www.jxjdc.org/events/kingbibi/#iframe using discount code H3BRW. Be sure you select the correct screening date! We have a block of seats reserved in Rows J 1-6 and K 1-13.
RSVP to Keren at email@example.com if you are new to the group!
Dir. Dan Shadur | 87 min
Documentary Israel, United States 2018
Hebrew with English subtitles DC Premiere
Twenty years before the spectacle of Donald Trump, Benjamin Netanyahu already understood the political benefits of fomenting an adversarial relationship with the media and taking his message directly to the public. King Bibi explores Netanyahu’s rise to power using archival footage of his media performances over the years: from his days as a popular guest expert on American TV, through his public confession of adultery, and his mastery of social media. Follow Bibi’s maturation as he evolves from Israel’s great political hope to a controversial figure who some perceive as Israel’s savior and others see as a cynical politician clinging to power at all cost.
Screening followed by a conversation with filmmaker Dan Shadur.
About the Group: *Mifgash* is an advanced-level Hebrew conversation and social group for Young-ish Professionals (ages 20s-30s-40s) in the DC area. Join other Israelis and proficient Hebrew-speakers for discussions, lectures, concerts, social gatherings, films, holiday celebrations, game nights, and more– all in HEBREW! Mifgash typically meets every two weeks for a formal program in Hebrew, followed by casual Hebrew conversation a nearby café. Come for one or both parts! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details about the group and to be added to the e-mailing list to receive all event announcements.