|28.02. / Tuesday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 5|
‘King of the Jews’ is a film about anti-Semitism and transcendence. Utilizing Hollywood movies, 1950's educational films, personal home movies and religious films, the filmmaker depicts his childhood fear of Jesus Christ. These childhood recollections are a point of departure for larger issues such as the roots of Christian anti-Semitism. ‘King of the Jews’ explores the challenges and fears of being an outsider, of holding beliefs different from the mainstream. The myth that ‘the Jews’ killed Jesus has been responsible for centuries of pain and destruction. After 2000 years, the wound is still open. The film uses the resurrection of Christ as a metaphor for personal renewal.
Jay Rosenblatt is an internationally recognized artist who has been working as an independent filmmaker since 1980 and has completed over thirty films. His films have received over 100 awards and have screened throughout the world. His most recent films screened for a week at MoMA, and eight of his films have been screened at the Sundance Film Festival. Jay is a recipient of a Guggenheim, USA Artists and a Rockefeller Fellowship. He is a member of the Documentary Branch of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and served on the Executive Committee for 9 years. Jay is originally from New York and has lived in San Francisco for many years. For more than 20 years he was a film and video production instructor at various film schools, including Stanford University, S.F. State University, and the San Francisco Art Institute. He is currently the Program Director of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. He has a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology and, in a former life, worked as a therapist.
KING OF THE JEWS
2000, 18', color/bw, video
Jay Rosenblatt, Stephanie Rapp
Festivals & Awards:
USA Film Festival - Grand Prize; Ann Arbor Film Festival – Best Editing Award; Big Muddy Film Festival – First Prize; Humboldt Film Festival – Best Experimental Film; Black Maria Film & Video Festival – First Prize; Marin County National Festival of Short Films - Grand Prize; Convergence Film/Video/Animation Festival - Director’s Choice Award
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