The Nashville Jewish Film Festival and Congregation Micah are proud to present the Nashville premiere of Cantor Josh Goldberg’s award-winning film, Morning, A Journey: A Visual Album. This unique 60-minute feature film explores the nature of prayer and spirituality, utilizing spoken word, original music, and stunning imagery—filmed here in Nashville as well as in Los Angeles, Dallas, and Jerusalem.
The premiere will take place at 7:30pm on September 2nd at the Gordon JCC. The evening will begin with refreshments and a musical Havdalah ceremony featuring local Jewish musicians and clergy, including Cantor Tracy Fishbein of The Temple, Ellie Flier of Jewsic City, and Eitan Snyder of Nowgen. The film will be screened after Havdalah and will be followed by a question and answer session.
Cantor Goldberg collaborated with several artists to create this film. The music was co-written and co-produced with Ross Garren, a musician and producer currently on tour with Ben Folds. The script was co-written with Rachel Kann, a spoken word poet and Fullbright Scholar. And the film itself was created with Madi Goldstein, a young filmmaker from Dallas, TX, who served as the director of photography and editor.
The film had its Los Angeles debut in May 2023, and has already won an award of recognition from the Accolade Global Film Competition. Goldberg has submitted the film to other film festivals around the country and is awaiting the results. But for now, he is thrilled to share the film with the Nashville Jewish community.
“Prayer can be intimidating,” Goldberg says, “Especially when it's in a foreign language. My hope for this film is that it can be a gentle invitation, making Jewish prayer accessi-ble for anyone who wants to go along for the ride.”
Fran Brumlik, Director of the Nashville Jewish Film festival adds, “NJFF is proud to be able to host the Nashville premiere of Cantor Josh Goldberg’s film. We are especially excited that the screening will be here in our own JCC and invite our community to join us in celebrating an innovative new filmmaker.”
The suggested donation to attend is $18/person. Please reserve your spot in advance at www.congregationmicah.org/events. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.
The film is appropriate for all ages.
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