Upbeat Film, “Rock Camp,” Opens 2023 Boulder Jewish Film Festival

As with any gathering of Jews occurring post-October 7, a serious undertone was present during the Boulder Jewish Film Festival opening reception at the Dairy Arts Center tonight. The background situation was addressed by both Jonathan Lev, Executive Director of the Boulder JCC and Kathryn Bernheimer, Founding Director of the festival during their opening remarks.

David Fishof with camp counselor Alice Cooper

However, the audience’s mood was lifted considerably during the screening of the first film in the Festival, “Rock Camp.” This documentary about David Fishof’s 25-year series of Rock and Roll Fantasy Camps was upbeat, and that wasn’t just the music. The interviews with Fishof, many of his famous rock musician camp counselors, and some of the recent attendees were charged with the joy of rock music — playing it and listening to it.

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The Festival continues through November 12, and tickets to many films are still available.

About David Fellows

I've been writing things since grammar school, and served as a writer, photographer and/or an editor on my junior high and high school newspapers; the Daily Trojan at USC (where I earned my journalism degree); the student newspaper at the Anderson School at UCLA (where I earned my MBA); and written and edited countless business documents and presentations in the ensuing twenty years. I've been involved Jewishly since my bris and in Boulder since 1995. I'm married to my Executive Director Cheryl, and we have two children, Lauren and Ethan.

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