The 25th Annual Washington Jewish Film Festival continues with high and middlebrow entertainment, the latter including director Hilla Medalia’s documentary about the beloved purveyors of lowbrow cinema. Director Menahem Golan (who passed away last year) and his cousin, producer Yoram Globus, were Israeli filmmakers who took ownership of The Cannon Group in 1979, ushering in a golden era of low-budget exploitation movies which included vehicles for Jean-Claude Van Damme (who is interviewed here), quickie pop-culture cash-ins like Breakin’ (which the NYJFF showed in tandem with this film) and the occasional Jean-Luc Godard picture.

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