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From Jazz to Mambo, This Year’s Film Festival Swings – Tickets On Sale

Tickets are now on sale for the 7th annual Boulder Jewish Film Festival, opening March 7 at the Boulder JCC with It Must Schwing: The Blue Note Story.” Films continue through March 17 at the Dairy Arts Center.

It Must Schwing: The Blue Note Story tells the moving story of two German Jewish refugees who founded Blue Note Records in 1939 and for the next 30 years recorded and befriended all the jazz greats they had idolized back in Germany – where jazz was banned.

This musical homage to the harmonizing influence of music details an era when an African-American and Jewish alliance confronted racism in America and changed musical history. Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter, and Quincy Jones express their admiration, gratitude, and love for visionaries Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, remembering how, as ostracized musicians, they were treated with dignity and humanity by two men who had narrowly escaped the Holocaust to fight for their equality in America. A jazz reception precedes the screening.

“Love, Gilda”

Join ACE in March to mambo, cheer an Israeli baseball team, savor classic jazz, visit the Israel Museum, solve water sustainability, condemn an ex-Nazi who rose to political prominence, celebrate heroism and vision in the Warsaw Ghetto, capture Eichmann, redefine feminism in the Orthodox community, and bid a laugh-through-the tears farewell to Gilda Radner.

“To Dust”

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About Kathryn Bernheimer

Director of Menorah: Arts, Culture and Education at the Boulder JCC. The former film and theater critic for the Boulder Daily Camera, Kathryn is the author of "The Fifty Greatest Jewish Movies" and "The Fifty Funniest Films of All Time."

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