Last night I had fun at the Opening Night Gala of the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival in Beverly Hills. First I hung out around the Red Carpet, where Ed Asner, Ed Begley, Jr., Aaron Wolf and many others passed through. They also had a reception in the lobby of the Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre where the event was held, with delicious snacks, wine and beverages. Next they presented an award Ed Asner for his outstanding work as an American actor and activist. Many of his friends and colleagues took the stage to thank him for his contributions.
Then they screened a hysterical short film Super Sex, starring Ed Asner; following by a screening of the wonderful film My Friend Ed which explores Mr. Asner’s tireless work over the years as an actor and activist.
The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival continues on through May 3, with a well-curated selection of films exploring the Jewish experience. For more information and tickets visit lajfilmfest.org. More photos from the evening are available on my Flickr page here: flickr.com/joybennett.