Rosenwald screens at JEWISHFILM.2015

On May 13th, Rosenwald was screened at Boston for the JEWISHFILM.2015 film festival to an enthusiastic audience. The sponsors of this event, the National Center for Jewish Film, are now our official distributors for the theatrical release of Rosenwald! The NCJF has served as distributor for all of the Ciesla Foundation’s productions and it is a pleasure to be working with them again.

Pictured: Peter Ascoli (grandson of Julius Rosenwald) and Professor Marian Sears Hunter

ROSENWALD shown at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival

A trip to Toronto provided Aviva with a great opportunity to catch up with her family in the area. After the reunion, Aviva’s family joined her in attending a new festival screening of Rosenwald.

Aviva and her family in Toronto, Canada

Aviva Kempner enjoyed returning to the Toronto Jewish Film Festival to screen another one of her films on May 10th for the showing of Rosenwald. It should be to no surprise that Julius Rosenwald’s contributions are even less known in Canada than they are in the United States. Being the case, it was exciting to spread the story to more people who would not normally have heard it. The audience was still very receptive and appreciated the movie and it’s message.

Special Screening at the Avalon

A special screening of Rosenwald was held yesterday morning, May 2nd, for the cast and crew of the film. Many of the interviewees were in attendance.

Here’s a wonderful picture taken journalist John Dingus (left) & interviewee Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune (right) with Aviva Kempner.