Alan Edelstein received an Academy Award nomination for his documentary short “The Wizard of Strings.” He is the producer of An Art That Nature Makes, and co-director and producer of Deceptive Practice. He has worked as a writer and producer for Nowak Associates, Great Projects Film Company, and Sundance Channel, among others. Alan has also written on arts and culture for The New York Times, The Forward, and Transition, among others.
Beyond Al Jolson: The Jazz Singer and its Remakes
The Jazz Singer story has been retold on screen in every era. It tells of the Jewish boy whose professional musical ambitions ultimately come into conflict with the demands of his home and Jewish heritage. In this compelling and unique JMW presentation, Oscar-nominated American filmmaker Alan Edelstein dissects and discusses the music and the nuance of this timeless tale.