Favorite Films of the Famous: Driving Miss Daisy

Showings

Coolidge Corner Theatre Thu, Nov 12, 2015 6:30 PM
Film Info
Director(s):Bruce Beresford
Country:USA
Year:1989
Language:English
Running Time:99 minutes
Type of Film:Fiction
Premiere Status:Inter-racial Relationships
Topic:African-American
Classic
South
Inter

Description

How does Jewish film inspire and entertain artists and thinkers? BJFF 2015 focuses on films based on written works but here we are turning tables and taking a look at a film that shaped a writer. Newton resident Tova Mirvis is the author of three novels: Visible City, The Outside World and The Ladies’ Auxiliary. Much of Mirvis’ writing is based in her experiences living in Jewish communities in Memphis, New York, and Boston. But how have movies influenced Mirvis’ work? And what is the Jewish film that has most inspired her?

Based on a play by Alfred Uhry, Driving Miss Daisy tells the story of an elderly Jewish woman (Jessica Tandy) in Atlanta and her African American chauffeur (Morgan Freeman).

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