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4/15 - 4/29 VIRTUAL SCREENING WATCH

North American Premiere

Jez: A Letter for Life

Directed by Mitzi Goldman

Australia | 52 minutes | 2021

Only months after becoming a father for the first time, Jeremy Spinak, the youngest elected president of the Jewish Board of Deputies (for Sydney, Australia, and its environs) is diagnosed with an extremely rare form of cancer on his heart. With a prognosis of less than 6 months to live, he urgently sets out to document for his children who he is, what he has achieved, and what has given his life meaning. With his twins less than one-year-old, his motivation to survive is intense as he battles with disease by employing hope and pragmatism in his final months. What matters most in life is crystallized as he faces everything he has to lose and the meaning of life becomes more apparent.

Accompanying the film premiere is a discussion with director Mitzi Goldman and moderator Merle Saferstein. To view the conversation please click here.

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Mitzi Goldman has been working in the film industry for 20 years. She produced and directed the documentary film Hatred (1996) that was nominated for two AFI Awards and won the ATOM award for Best Social Issues Documentary. Her films have all dealt with issues of personal history and cultural heritage.
Director Mitzi Goldman
Countries of Production Australia
Year of Presentation 2021
Language(s)
Premiere Status North American Premiere
Runtime 52 minutes
Principal Cast Jeremy Spinak
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