Blumenthal in Boston

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Just finished a terrific Boston premiere this past weekend at the historic Coolidge Corner Theatre where BLUMENTHAL screened as part of the 25th Annual Boston Jewish Film Festival. I've been floored at the level of organization, press attention, and filmmaker hospitality at many of the Jewish film festivals and Boston is at the top of the list. When we started the "Jewish" touring San Francisco a few months ago, I didn't know what to expect. It's been fascinating to see the response to the film from predominantly Jewish audiences and the Q and A's after screenings have been more vibrant than ever before. The best part? Jews don't wait for a Q and A to ask their questions. When I was standing at the back of the crowded theatre in Boston, a middle-aged woman entered the cinema about ten minutes into the film. She walked right over to me at random, tugged my jacket and whisper/yelled, "What did I miss?" Only at a Jewish film festival...