Jewish Film Festival


By Joan Kurtz What do these have in common:

  • Woody Allen and Zero Mostel
  • Bethlehem, NH
  • Larry Bush (of Jewish Currents)
  • 1950’s blacklist

The answer: The film “The Front,” which deals with the McCarthy-era “witch hunts” in the entertainment industry in the 1950’s and starred Woody Allen and Zero Mostel.

I saw the film when I attended the White Mountain Jewish Film Festival this past August. Larry was invited to comment on the Hollywood blacklist with his knowledge of the Jewish involvement in the political Left. Attended by over 75 people (which is HUGE is this small northern city of New Hampshire), the evening was well worth the one-hour drive to see both Larry and the movie. I highly recommend this 1976 film.