|The Boston Jewish Film Festival is excited to announced “Luminaries and Legends,” our major fall fundraiser. Three Luminaries will be honored for their leadership in film in New England on Oct. 22 – Judy Ganz, Lisa Gossels and Kaj Wilson.
Judy Ganz, Festival architect and visionary. Judy has been at the heart of the Festival since its inception, serving as Board Chair from 2002 – 2009.
Lisa Gossels, a documentarian who believes in the power of film to create social change. Her films include Emmy award-winning The Children of Chabannes and award-winning My So-Called Enemy.
Kaj Wilson, Festival artistic director for more than a decade. Kaj brought creative vision and acumen to the Festival and broader Jewish community.
The work of a film legend will be shown at “Luminaries and Legends” with scenes from the work-in-progress documentary, Sidney Lumet: The Moral Lens. The late Sidney Lumet directed more than 40 films, including Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, Network, The Pawnbroker, 12 Angry Men, Long Day’s Journey into Night, Murder on the Orient Express and Equus. Director Daniel Anker will share insights on Lumet, the moral questions he raised, and the impact of Lumet’s Jewish upbringing on his films. Daniel will share clips from his documentary Sidney Lumet: The Moral Lens.
The Gala is on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at WGBH, Boston. Co-chairs are Maya Katz of Lexington and Adam Riemer, of Boston. The evening features both silent and live auctions. A list of items will be available on the Festival website. Cocktails, supper and dessert will be offered. Complimentary parking is available. Tickets are $250 each, available through the Festival.