Boston Film Festival Explores Jewish Identity

October 31, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

On October 31, 2004 The Boston Globe reported on the 2004 Boston Jewish Film Festival. "Unspooling Nov. 3-14 at Coolidge Corner, the MFA, and theaters in West Newton, Danvers, Randolph, and Framingham, this year's BJFF represents the 16th annual installment of a festival that began modestly in 1989 and blossomed under the guidance of executive director Sara Rubin and artistic director Kaj Wilson. Wilson, who scours worldwide festivals for entries, has pulled together a particularly strong slate of fictional films, documentaries, features, and shorts this year, based on those this writer was able to screen in advance. The movies wrestle with aspects of assimilation and reconnection, and they also probe the nature of the Other, whether that Other is a Jew as seen by the rest of the world or vice versa."