Thursday, May 29, 2014

2014 Al Jolson Festival in Baltimore, MD

Jens made a solo trip to the 64th Anniversay Jolson Festival in Baltimore, Maryland. He captured festival footage for the Jolson feature length documentary. The trip was extended to Washington, D.C., where Jens had a chance to film at the cemetery where Jolson's parents and sisters are interred.

With the amazing support of Jolson relative Francie Hess Kranzberg and her husband Josh, Jens managed to visit and document different synagogue sites associtated with Jolson's father (Ohev Sholom, Tifereth Israel Congregation) and the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington to do archival research for our film ON THE ROAD TO AL JOLSON.