Sign up for our free newsletter
Free D.C. news, delivered to your inbox daily.
Unemployed filmmaker Shahar Cohen’s father thinks he has a couple of “souvenirs” from his time spent stationed in the Netherlands as part of an all-Jewish brigade following World War II. But he’s not talking about a set of clogs or a miniature windmill; rather, the elder Cohen explains to his son, he may have left behind a pair of more significant keepsakes with the two young Dutch women he shacked up with back in Amsterdam. And thus begins the father-and-son road trip that is the subject of Cohen’s documentary, Souvenirs. As the formerly estranged pair retraces the veteran’s war experiences across the European countryside in search of Shahar’s long-lost half-siblings, they come to understand the different choices they’ve made in their lives and redefine the basis of their underdeveloped relationship. And perhaps, along the way, they’ll discover whether or not they’ll need to pick up two additional decorative Delftware plates for the family dinner table. The film shows at 7 p.m. at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $9.75. (301) 495-6700.