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BJFF Opening a Home Run

Kathryn Bernheimer with filmmakers Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider

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!


About Cheryl Fellows

I am living happily ever after in Boulder with David, proud mom of Lauren and Ethan, guardian of Cookie, blessed with family and friends and a great community.

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One comment

  1. Kathryn Bernheimer is a star! We saw the first three movies at the Boulder Jewish Film Festival and are so proud to have this Festival in our community. The" Orchestra Of Exiles" was excellent and special.
    Thank you for this vision becoming a reality. Jackie Sprinces Wong