Jake Ehrenreich To Appear at the Miami Jewish Film Festival

Jake Ehrenreich To Appear at the Miami Jewish Film Festival

Jake Ehrenreich will open in A Jew Grows in Brooklyn 2.0 at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center on February 2nd. But prior to that opening, he'll visit the Miami Jewish Film festival as a special guest speaker to discuss his participation in the recent film, The Last Laugh, cinematographer Ferne Pearlstein's fascinating look at the importance of laughter under even the most dire of circumstances. In the film, Ehrenreich joins an 'A' list roster of comedians and actors, as well as several Holocaust survivors as they debate the fine line between appropriate and inappropriate humor, and whether the Holocaust and the Nazis should indeed be permissible subject for laughter.

Ehrenreich's participation is a natural fit. His show A Jew Grows in Brooklyn, and the newly revised and revamped version A Jew Grows in Brooklyn 2.0 reflect his own deeply personal feelings and experiences as the child of Holocaust survivors. In fact, after the enormous success of the original show, and after countless interviews and related projects including films, books and personal appearances, Jake is now globally recognized as an academic expert on the Catskills, Comedy, and The Holocaust. On November 15th, 2016 he was awarded the civilian Certificate of Special Recognition from the United States Congress "in recognition of outstanding and invaluable service to the community."

Ehrenreich will be joined on stage at the film's screenings by Ferne Pearlstein and the movie's producer Robert Edwards to introduce the film, and to participate in question and answer sessions after each showing.

The Last Laugh premiered at this year's prestigious Tribeca Film Festival, and has been screened at over 50 festivals world-wide, including the Jerusalem Film Festival, the BFI London Film Festival, and the Vermont International Film Festival. It has been called 'compelling' and 'thought-provoking', and Oliver Lyttelton of The Playlist said "...it ends up feeling like as definitive a film on comedy and the Holocaust as you could ever want." Some of the film's other participants include Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Sarah Silverman, Gilbert Gottfried, Joan Rivers, and Judy Gold.

The Last Laugh screenings will take place at 8 pm on Saturday, January 21st at O Cinema in Miami Shores, and at 8:30 pm on Monday, January 23rd at the Regal Cinema in South Beach.

For more information about The Last Laugh, and/or to purchase tickets for either screening, visit: http://miamijewishfilmfestival.org/films/2017/the_last_laugh.

A Jew Grows in Brooklyn 2.0 will run from February 2 - 26 at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, and at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts March 10-12. Tickets for A Jew Grows in Brooklyn 2.0 range from $39 - $69 and can be purchased by phone at 877-238-5596 (Mizner Park Production) and 954-344-5990 (Coral Springs Center for the Arts production) or on line at www.ajewgrowsinbrooklyn.com. Group rates are available.

For more information about A Jew Grows in Brooklyn 2.0 and/or Jake Ehrenreich, please visit www.ajewgrowsinbrooklyn.com.

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