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NOVEMBER 12 & 13
In Assi Dayan’s philosophical burlesque, The 92 Minutes of Mr. Baum, the Israeli writer-director plays title character, Mickey Baum, a marketing executive whose routine checkup yields a diagnosis of terminal cancer. He’s told he will live only as long as the running time of a short feature film, which gives him precisely 84 remaining minutes to investigate such suddenly pressing subjects as life, death, and the existence of God. This mordant black comedy won two Israeli Academy Awards for Dayan, who is the son of Moshe Dayan and the director of Life According to Agfa, seen here in the Washington Jewish Film Festival. At 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, & Friday, Nov. 13, at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s Ring Auditorium, 7th & Independence Ave. SW. Free. (202) 357-2700. (Mark Jenkins)