Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
His People screens with a live jazz ensemble on April 5 (Universal)
The San Diego Jewish Film Festival and the San Diego Jewish Music Festival will present the 1925 silent film His People this Saturday April 5 at 8:15 pm at the newly renovated Balboa Theater. And what's special about this screening is that not only does it offer the film with a new score but His People will be shown with a live jazz ensemble lead by composer Paul Shapiro. If you call the JCC Box Office at 858-362-1348 before Friday at 4pm you can get half price tickets when you mention KPBS. You can listen to my interview or read the transcript. But if you listen, you can hear some of his lively score for a tale of Jewish immigrants living in New York's Lower East Side.