For almost 30 years, the mission of The Boston Jewish Film Festival has been to celebrate the richness of the Jewish experience through film and media. We are writing with a correction to the (Journal, April 28) article, “JCC Film Festival Hits Its Stride.”
In fact, the BJFF has not “drifted away” from the North Shore, nor have our screenings “died off.” For over a decade, the North Shore community has enthusiastically participated in the annual Festival. Last November, the BJFF presented three sold-out screenings on the North Shore: two at the Warwick Theatre in Marblehead, and one at the newly-reopened Cabot in Beverly. At the Cabot, the BJFF screened the French drama Once in a Lifetime in partnership with Cohen Hillel Academy; the audience’s votes propelled the film to win the Festival’s Audience Award, and it was our pleasure to host the star/screenwriter who came from Paris to speak to the Cabot audience.
We are delighted at the success of the JCC of the North Shore’s International Jewish Film Festival, as it furthers our shared mission of engaging the entire community in the Jewish experience through the powerful art of film.
Jaymie Saks, Executive Director Barbara Resnek, Board President Boston Jewish Film Festival