Boulder JFS held their Reel Hope fundraising event at the Boulder JCC on Sunday night, and it was a “galactic” success — featuring an interview with “Guardians of the Galaxy” screenwriter Nicole Perlman. Perlman was interviewed on stage in Levin Hall by Bad Astronomy blogger Phil Plait about her path to screenwriting success at Marvel Studios, some of the other projects she’s working on (including writing a five-issue comic for Gamora, one of the Guardians) and she wrapped up with a slide show on turning a comic book into a movie in the Marvel Universe.
Boulder JFS Manager Cathy Summer said:
We were thrilled to fill Levin Hall at the beautiful new JCC with over 225 people for Reel Hope Boulder. We have a wonderful community and I love the way it shows up to support Boulder JFS. Thank you to our sponsors, and our incredible event committee, advisory committee, and staff in Boulder and Denver that all worked tirelessly to put on this event. And a huge thanks to our special guest Nicole Perlman, and interviewer Phil Plait, who headlined the evening and took us behind the scenes to describe the making of a Hollywood blockbuster. Special thanks to our JFS super heroes, Karli Sherwinter and Summer Lenderman who emceed tonight’s program.
Contributing to the fundraising success of the evening, Gail and Jerry Sloat are generously matching all dollars raised at Sunday’s program.
Perlman grew up in Boulder, attending Casey Middle School and Boulder High School. She also gave a shout out to her Bat Mitzvah rabbi, Tirzah Firestone, who was in attendance along with her parents, who are still Boulder residents.