Life Is Rich

Dir. Bonnie Rich | 46 min
Documentary United States 2018 English World Premiere

Wednesday, May 96:30 PM Bethesda Row Cinema

Sunday, May 1312:15 PM Edlavitch DCJCC

A real-life comedy about Bonnie Rich, a filmmaker and Jewish mom on a mission—to persuade her millennial daughters to raise her unborn grandchildren Jewish.

While her daughters see little need for Jewish ritual that doesn’t involve food, Bonnie wants them to see Judaism as more than matzo ball soup. So she lures her daughters into Jewish sing-alongs and drags them to meet with rabbis. In the process, Bonnie finds herself contemplating her own connection with her faith and questions whether she will be successful in pulling the family closer to Judaism.

Previously featured as a Work-in-Progress during the 2017 WJFF year-round program.

Plays with Under the Bar.

Screening followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Bonnie Rich and her daughters and film subjects, Rebecca and Leah Rich, as well as Under the Bar filmmaker Craig Schattner and film subject Inna Korpel.

Co-presented by Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington

Guests

Screening followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Bonnie Rich and her daughters and film subjects, Rebecca and Leah Rich, as well as Under the Bar filmmaker Craig Schattner and film subject Inna Korpel.

Bonnie Rich’s passion is telling stories through video and she’s been a director, producer, and writer for almost 20 years. Her work ranges from personal narratives to corporate video, with stories that have heart as the common thread.

Bonnie has produced two documentary web series, as well as videos for websites, online courses, social media, corporate events, and fundraising galas. Previous to launching B. Rich Media, Bonnie held a leadership role in the Office of Marketing at University of Maryland University College (UMUC). As UMUC’s director of video services, she managed the studio, produced TV ads, and developed an online video strategy featuring student, faculty, and corporate partner stories. Her work has won a number of awards.

Craig Schattner is a documentary filmmaker based in Manhattan. His 6-part original series – Dated – was featured in the Washington Post and later became the first creative documentary project licensed by the media company. His short films have won awards and appeared in film festivals around the country.

Inna Koppel is the owner of Woodmere Fitness Club in Woodmere NY, the first Starting Strength Gym on Long Island.
Inna holds a degree in social work, a knowledge base she continually calls on in a multi-generational  training milieu in which grandmothers train alongside daughters and granddaughters. Her primary area of expertise is in coaching women, ranging from teens to late-life, and including perinatal training, with a special interest in the frail elderly.  Inna helped to implement- in collaboration with neuroscientists- the first controlled trial of strength training in the dementia population.

Genre/Topic

Print Source

B Rich Media
Bonnie Rich
bbrich@gmail.com

Tickets

This event finished on May 14, 2018.