“Body & Soul” + “A Cantor on Trial” | NCJF’s Annual Film Festival 2017

Top Pick May 5, 2017 Boston $12.00 - $14.00 0
“Body and Soul: An American Bridge”
“Body and Soul: An American Bridge”

Q&A with UMass Professor Jeffrey Melnick, Discussant in the Film

Put on your dancing shoes for this toe-tapping documentary. Music broke the color barrier before the U.S. Army and before baseball. The American Songbook was forged in part by the collaboration of African Americans and Jews—and by their conflicts as well. This film swings as it looks at the relationship between black and Jewish musicians in the Jazz Age. Featuring Benny Goodman, Teddy Wilson, Johnny Green, Libby Holman, Jack Hylton, John Coltrane, and Louis Armstrong. Winner, Best Music Documentary San Francisco Black Film Festival. (Dir: Robert Philipson | USA | 2016 | 58m | English)

Preceded by
World Premiere – New Digital Restoration
Restored by The National Center for Jewish Film
Hilarious short starring Leibele Waldman with music by Sholom Secunda. (Dir: Sidney Goldin | USA | 1931 | 10m | Yiddish w/ English subtitles)

Screening in MFA’s Alfond Auditorium

Tickets & Festival Program: www.jewishfilm.org

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Fact Sheet
Friday, May 5, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
$14.00 General
$12.00 Senior/Student

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