Nashville Jewish Film Fest returns

Date: 
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Source: 
The Tennessean
Author: 
Dana Kopp Franklin

An annual autumn gem, the Nashville Jewish Film Festival, is back. Each year the festival's organizers come up with a slate of films new to Nashville, movies that express a specific theme — the Jewish experiencein the modern world — while also having universal appeal and rich entertainment value....

a documentary look at six great female Jewish comedians: Molly Picon, Fanny Brice, Sophie Tucker, Joan Rivers, Gilda Radner and Wendy Wasserstein. Though they came from diverse realms (including early 20th-century Yiddish theater, Ziegfeld's Follies, smoky '60s nightclubs, the Broadway stage and Saturday Night Live), they all conquered American pop culture and shattered stereotypes with their wit.