Today marked an exciting milestone for our community. After years of discussion and planning, supported by a hard-working board, team of volunteers and generous sponsors, our own Kathryn “Cinemaven” Bernheimer kicked off the inaugural Boulder Jewish Film Festival sponsored by the Millstone Evans Group of Raymond James.
The opening night Gala featured “Got Balz?” – a Kickstarter-backed documentary about one young man’s mitzvah project.
Youthful idealism collides with U.S. policy, and family history, in a story that asks: What does it take to do good in the world?
Though the film is still being edited, it is engaging and inspiring. If you missed the show on Sunday, look for it at upcoming festivals. . .and eventually we predict it will become part of the b’nai mitzvah curriculum at synagogues throughout the country. Filmmakers Ken Schneider & Marcia Jarmel joined us in Boulder for this exciting launch, answered audience questions after the film, and shmoozed during the Cuba-themed after-party which featured Cuba Cuba refreshments, cocktails and live music.
The Boulder Jewish Film Festival continues this week and tickets are still available for many of these Boulder-premiers. Click here for show times. Enjoy the photos from opening night and congratulations!