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The haunting film “Adam Resurrected”, about a former circus entertainer who becomes a ringleader in an Israeli psychiatric institute for Holocaust survivors, had its DC area premiere. The film stars Jeff Goldblum as a charismatic, enigmatic patient who has flashbacks to the physical and psychological torture he endured as Commandant Klein’s (Willem Dafoe) “dog” in the Stellring death camp. Derek Jacobi also co-stars. The event, at the Washington DC Jewish Community Center (DC JCC), included a post-film discussion with author Pamela Nadell, American University’s Inaugural Patrick Clendenen Professor of History and Director of the Jewish Studies Program. “A fearless film. Jeff Goldblum is nothing short of dazzling,” raved "The Wall Street Journal". The film is based on the novel "Adam Resurrected" by Israeli author Yoram Kaniuk, with screenplay by Noah Stollman. Paul Schrader directed the 2008 Israeli/German/US film which has English subtitles. "Adam Resurrected" and the discussion are part of the DC JCC's Hyman S. and Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival, which continues through October 28. The 11th annual festival began last night with a sold-out tribute to Philip Roth and the 50th anniversary of his first book, "Goodbye, Columbus". For an overview of the festival's many fascinating author readings and discussions, click here. The film event was co-sponsored by the Embassy of Israel, American University’s Center for Israel Studies and Jewish Studies Program, and the Goethe-Institut. It was presented in partnership with the DC JCC's Screening Room. Their 20th Washington Jewish Film Festival will be December 3-13. (Reference from examiner)Read full review