Saturday, January 21, 2017

The New York Jewish Film Festival

By Eric A. Goldman
Stills from “Moon in the 12th House,” at the New York Jewish Film Festival.
NEW YORK---Throughout its history, the Jewish Museum always has classified work created by Jewish artists as Jewish. When it comes to Jewish cinema, however, I have grave misgivings about this interpretation. I love the New York Jewish Film Festival! We are blessed that each year — this is the 28th. The focus of a Jewish film festival should be on films that focus on Jewish subjects. If any one creative filmmaker is to be showcased, the fact that the artist might be Jewish is not sufficient reason for that choice. [link]