Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

JFilm Festival opening night


When and where: Thursday at the JCC Katz Theater, Squirrel Hill

#LetsGoToTh­eMovies: More than 300 guests celebrated the opening of the JFilm Festival, which runs through April 30 and showcases independen­t films from around the world, deepening audiences’ understand­ing of culture, tolerance and humanity. This year, the after-party was in memory of former JFilm committee member Lois Weaver, who passed away just after last year’s festival. Her daughter, Leslie Amper, spoke of Ms. Weaver’s love of the movies and her support for the arts.

#SEEN: Executive director Kathryn Spitz Cohan with Jeff, managing director Rachel Colker with Greg, Barbara and David Burstin, Marian Finegold, board chair Iris Samson with Phil, Alison Shapiro with Nico Hartkopf, Debbie and Matt Graver, Jimmy Denova, Ted Stern, Roz Rosenblatt, Richard Rauh, Jann Johnston and Frank Bontempo, Evan Rosenberg with Lynn, David Sufrin and Diane Samuels, David Glickman with Andrea.

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