Albuquerque Jewish Film Fest: Body and Soul

Sunday Jul 23, 2017

5520 Wyoming Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
US

Phone: 332-0565
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

$20-$25


Learn about the early performance history of the jazz standard Body and Soul, one of the most recorded songs in the jazz repertoire and how that relates to the relationships between African Americans and American Jews.

Saturday Night at the Movies: Jazz at the J

Body and Soul: An American Bridge (2016) U.S., 58 minutes, Musical Documentary (JCC)

Out of all the cross-cultural encounters that have resulted in the richness of American popular music, none has been so prominent or so fraught with fraternity and conflict as the relationships between African Americans and American Jews. This film aims to tease out the strands of this cultural knot by focusing on the early performance history of the jazz standard, “Body and Soul,” one of the most recorded songs in the jazz repertoire. With performances by: John Coltrane, Dianne Schurr, Louis Armstrong, The Benny Goodman Trio. Live jazz quintet, wine & snacks follow the screening. $20/advance; $25/door

See also: Reel World

Jewish Film

Women’s Balcony

The fourth annual Albuquerque Jewish Film Festival runs Thursday, July 20, through Tuesday, July 25. It’s set to showcase five acclaimed, recently released films from the US, Israel and Italy. The Women’s Balcony screens Thursday at 7pm at high Ridge Theater (12921 Indian School NE). It’s a comedy-drama about a group of women who try to reform their synagogue after a fundamentalist rabbi takes over. It was Israel’s no. 1 movie of 2016. Body & Soul: An American Bridge is a documentary detailing how jazz connects African-Americans and American Jews. It screens Saturday at 7:30pm at the Jewish Community Center (5520 Wyoming NE). Welcome to Kutcher’s is a historical look back at one of the legendary Borscht Belt hotels and shows at the JCC on Sunday at 2pm. Let Yourself Go! will show at High Ridge on Monday at 7pm. This quirky Italian comedy tells the story of a middle-aged Jewish psychoanalyst who lives next door to his ex-wife—and is awakened from his unhealthy lifestyle by an offbeat personal trainer. The fest closes out with Carvalho’s Journey, a biographical documentary about 19th century Jewish atist/pioneer Solomon Nunes Carvalho. Catch it at the JCC Tuesday at 7pm. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door for each film. The Body & Soul screening includes a jazz concert, wine and snacks, and will cost $20 in advance ($25 at the door). A full-festival pass is $50. For more info go to jccabq.org.

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