The Boston Jewish Film Festival is coming up. I wish I had more time to get to all the films that come through Boston during this festival, but alas, my wife and I are both working long hours, then we have 3 kids. So managing to find time to watch the Netflix DVD that’s been next to the TV for a month is luxury enough, never mind spending 2 hours in a darkened theater.
Still, I’m hoping to get out to at least 1 or 2 films this year. If you have a suggestion on which one please let me know.
All that being said, Rabbi Benjamin Shalva has taught classes on Jewish film, so he and I sat down for a bit to discuss what makes a Jewish film and what impact do such films have on the Jewish community.
Here’s what he had to say: