Nashville Jewish Film Fest returns

Thursday, November 1, 2007
The Tennessean
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.