PUNK JEWS is finally premiering in Los Angeles!!!
Let me just say that I am SO happy to be back in LA right now. The energy of Los Angeles is vibrant with Arts, Music, Film and media that is worth engaging with. PUNK JEWS (Dir. Jesse Zook Mann) is a film that fits this vibe.
The current Los Angeles Moishe House is hosting the screening for this documentary on February 8, 2014 at 8pm, with producer, Evan Kleinman, in attendance for a talkback following the film. I can honestly say that I am excited that I have planted roots in the city and will be around for this premiere. For me, the timing could not be better.
For starters, I have been excited about this project since being in fellowship with Evan Kleinman at ROI in 2011. Secondly, I am looking forward to seeing how my past If I Were A Rich Man tourmate, Y-Love, is portrayed in the film. Getting to spend time with Y-Love on a national tour while raising awareness about Fair Share Taxation in 2012 really made me see into his soul on a different level than most other people, and because of this, I'm very interested to see more about this very deep, passionate individual on screen. (Little known fact: It was Y-Love who came up with the tour name that our group decided to go with for the campaign. He joined us about halfway into the experience and I tell ya, he was a link that was needed.) Lastly, I am a Moishe House alumna from waaaay back in 2009, and I've been looking to re-connect with the young Jewish adult community since moving back permanently to Cali.
It will be nice to re-meet my community at this event on many levels.
I have gone through much change since first meeting Evan in 2011 and even since living in a Moishe House in 2009... Not to mention just in the short year and a half since hopping from state to state, city to city with Y-Love in 2012.
I'm excited because, though much has changed within me and around me, the one thing that remains true is that I am a PUNK JEW through and through and I am damn proud of it. *insert smiley emoticon here*
Looking forward to wearing my PUNK JEW button to the event. Definitely one of my most beloved pins in my vast collection.
Below are the details for the 8th!
Please join the Los Angeles Moishe House for the Los Angeles Premier of the new documentary Punk Jews. Evan Kleinman, Punk Jews producer will be joining us to have a post show talkback.
Punk Jews profiles Hassidic punk rockers, Yiddish street performers, African-American Jewish activists and more, Punk Jews explores an emerging movement of provocateurs and committed Jews who are asking, each in his or her own way, what it means to be Jewish in the 21st century. Jewish artists, activists and musicians from diverse backgrounds and communities are defying norms and expressing their Jewish identities in unconventional ways. In the process, they are challenging stereotypes and breaking down barriers. Meet Yishai, lead singer of Moshiach Oi; Radical performance group, the Sukkos Mob; the renegade Orthodox participants of Cholent; the Amazing Amy Yoga Yenta; Kal Holczler, founder of Voices of Dignity; and African American Jewish hip hop sensation Y-Love.
watch the trailer at: http://www.punkjews.com/video/
There will be champagne and Hors d'oeuvres served.
Please see here for more information on the film.
Moishe House Los Angeles is generously sponsored by The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, and the Kallick Family.