Reviews of a trio of films at the Boston Jewish Film Festival.
Boston Jewish Film Festival
Two films in the Boston Jewish Film Festival: one sticks to the commonplace, the other looks at the bizarre.
The history lesson embedded in Bulgarian Rhapsody is subtle yet also packs a wallop.
Dough contains plenty of tasty charm and passion.
In the mesmerizing “The Last White Knight,” documentary filmmaker Paul Saltzman chronicles a five-year dialogue with the man who assaulted him during the civil rights movement.
It can be a long wait for the end of the world, even though it lies only a week away, to wit, from the beginning to the end of the Israeli film “We Are Not Alone.”
Each film demonstrates a distinct female sensibility as well as a strong and unique stylistic vision.
School is in full session, family holidays are looming, a nail biting election is imminent (or past), but films are up to the challenge, whether you are looking for art or escape. The Boston Jewish Film Festival brings 45 films to 10 Boston area locations, B.U.and UMass host free film screenings with filmmaker talk backs, Harvard offers a classy horror flick, the ICA has commercials, and there are shorts galore.
After catching your breath from a heavy dose of April film festivals, you may think you need a rest! While this month’s Boston area offerings may look tidy in number, they are sprawling in scope. April provided a look at what’s coming and current, but May is steeped in history and alternative cinema.
More comments on the movies in this year’s Boston Jewish Film Festival, including “Standing Silent,” a powerful documentary on child abuse in the orthodox Jewish community and an effective adaptation of David Grossman’s novel “The Book of Intimate Grammar.”