Boulder JCC Presents “Saturday Night at the Movies!” with Judith Dack

Saturday, January 30, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
This is the talkback only! Once you purchase your talkback tickets, you will have access to stream the shorts. You can watch these films at your convenience before the talkback. 

Join Judith Dack and the Boulder JCC’s Arts, Culture, and Education Director Joy Eisenhauer for a talkback on films from the 2020 Boulder Jewish Film Festival (BJFF) Shorts Program. You will also get a glimpse into what you can look forward to in this year’s Shorts Programs, which will open the Festival, scheduled for March 10-21, 2021. 

Movie audiences love short films, so it was no surprise when this BJFF program immediately sold out. This special art form is often produced at the beginning of a filmmaker’s career and unfortunately has limited opportunities to be viewed by the public, either in theaters or in the home. A program of short films takes the viewer on a journey. Therefore, the order of the films must be carefully curated, with considerable attention being paid to the cumulative effect that they will have on the audience. Whether provocative, heart-wrenching, interesting, thoughtful, hilarious, and/or historical, there is something to engage and interest everyone. We’ve included films from around the world and since they are all of the highest quality, you may very well love them all! However, the beauty of a short film program is that if one film doesn’t work for you, another will be along in just a few minutes!

Judith will share insights into the committee’s selection process, highlights of her favorite selections, and discuss why short films have always been among her favorite programs at film festivals across the country. There will be plenty of time for questions, answers, and discussion. This is a joint offering sponsored by the Boulder JCC and Congregation Nevei Kodesh. 

Upon registration, you will receive access to the eight short films listed below. You will then have until this talkback program begins to view the entire program (approximately 100 minutes) at your own leisure! On Saturday night, all participants will join Judith and Joy for a live discussion on Zoom. Invite your friends, because everyone is welcome! 

Please REGISTER HERE for this program. The cost is $10 per household.

Overview of the Shorts Program:

Black Hat (United States); Beneath the Ink (Documentary, United States); How to Swim (Israel); A Night at the Garden (Documentary, United States); Margaret Singer: Seeing Light (Documentary, United States); Call Me Alvy (United Kingdom); First Day of April (Israel); Double Date (Canada)

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