Jewish Film Festival Starts Thursday

Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Bob Strauss

The third annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival (LAJFF) kicks off May 8th by commemorating the 60th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel with the Los Angeles premiere of Lynn Roth's The Little Traitor. The Festival will honor Theodore Bikel with a special award on Opening Night and Joan Rivers with the Marlene Adler Marks Woman of Inspiration Award on a special evening during the festival.

"I can't think of a better way to celebrate our third annual festival than by honoring Israel's 60th anniversary with Lynn Roth's inspiring and poignant film and Theodore Birkel's work within the Jewish community," said Executive Director Hilary Helstein. "The week-long festivities continue with film screenings, cultural events, and of course, a very special evening celebrating the talented and accomplished Joan Rivers."

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