The Washington, DC premiere of Punk Jews is Sunday, June 22nd, 7pm at the historic Sixth & I synagogue.
Profiling Hassidic punk rockers, Yiddish street performers, African-American Jewish activists, and more, Punk Jews is a documentary that explores an emerging movement of committed Jews and provocateurs who are asking, each in his or her own way, what it means to be Jewish in the 21st century.
Jewish artists, activists and musicians from diverse backgrounds and communities are defying norms and expressing their Jewish identities in unconventional ways. In the process, they are challenging stereotypes and breaking down barriers. The film follows Yishai, lead singer of Moshiach Oi; Radical performance group, the Sukkos Mob; the renegade Orthodox participants of Cholent; the Amazing Amy Yoga Yenta; Kal Holczler, founder of Voices of Dignity; and African American Jewish hip hop sensation Y-Love.
Learn more and purchase advance tickets here. Filmmakers Saul Sudin and Evan Kleinman will be in attendance for a Q&A after the film.