The Strangest Stranger
Dir. Magnus Bärtås | 73 min
Documentary Japan / Sweden 2017 EnglishJapaneseFrench with English subtitles North American Premiere
Saturday, May 512:15 PM Bethesda Row Cinema Pre-Sale Only*
Sunday, May 68:15 PM E Street Cinema
*Saturday screenings before 6:15pm are pre-sale only in observance of Shabbat. Tickets to these screenings will not be available for purchase at the door.
In Haruki Murakami’s novel Kafka on the Shore, a mysterious man appears, calling himself Johnnie Walker. Is he modeled on Joni Waka, a Jewish man living in Tokyo, or is it the other way around?
The charismatic and talkative Waka is a true chameleon. A self-proclaimed outsider, a homosexual, the center of any party, and a descendant from an age-old Jewish lineage, if you believe his claims.
A mesmerizing documentary that leaves one with more questions than answers, not just about Waka, but also the very nature of truth.
Co-presented by Reel Affirmations
Presented in partnership with GLOE–the Kurlander Program for GLBT Outreach & Engagement.
This event finished on May 7, 2018.