MJFF Opening Night - A Celebration of Life!

Posted on 01/17/2020 @ 12:00 PM

Mazal Tov to the dedicated and amazing Miami Jewish Film Festival Team and Chair, Barbara Black Goldfarb, whose sold-out Opening Night last Thursday featured the movie Saul & Ruby, To Life! by documentary film maker Tod Lending — the story of two Holocaust survivors from South Florida, Saul Dreier and Reuwen “Ruby” Sosnowicz, and their Holocaust Survivor Band. Take a look back on this unforgettable night and share these moments by visiting our Facebook album.

Why Does CAJE Sponsor the Miami Jewish Film Festival?

Did you know that MJFF is the only Jewish Film Festival in the world sponsored by an organization dedicated solely to Jewish education? Here’s why that is a bonus for our community:

  • Film-- and the visual arts in general-- are excellent 21st century modes of education in an increasingly visual era. It appeals to all ages, is very accessible and can be an 'on-ramp' for further learning and identity-building.
  • In addition to the educational elements of the movies themselves, we are intentionally framing the film experience with Introductions before-- and 'Talk-Backs/Q&A' after-- many of our films to deepen the movie- going experience and provide further education about the Jewish themes or subject matter of the movie itself.
  • In addition to the educational elements of the movies themselves, we are intentionally framing the film experience with Introductions before-- and 'Talk-Backs/Q&A' after-- many of our films to deepen the movie- going experience and provide further education about the Jewish themes or subject matter of the movie itself.
  • Especially when a film is made in Israel and the characters speak Hebrew, or the film is about the ultra-Orthodox community, cultural nuances, contexts, and ideas may be lost on the audience— unless someone provides them with a framework for deeper understanding and appreciation.
  • Last year, we tested the audience reaction to our educational elements by providing an introduction to a film in one location, but intentionally not providing one for the same film in another location. Lo and behold— very different levels of audience appreciation and understanding of the film! Ergo— framing a movie to give the audience proper context, or debriefing the movie afterwards through a panel discussion or Q&A, provides a lot of added value to the film experience!

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