'Harvesting Stones' nominated for New England Emmys

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"Harvesting Stones," Jerry Fischer’s documentary about the Jewish farmers of eastern Connecticut, has been nominated for two Boston/New England Region Emmy Awards in the documentary and writing categories.

The film was produced in the Bridgeport studios of Frank Borres’s American View Productions, with Valery Grozak and Brian Katsis serving as cinematographers.

"Harvesting Stones" was screened twice on CPTV last May. In addition, the film, which premiered at the Garde Arts Center in New London, has been shown at the Hartford JCC, the Charter Oak Cultural Center, and in synagogues and historical societies throughout the state.

The awards dinner will take place on June 2 at the Marriott Boston Copley Place. There will be a reception at 5 p.m., with dinner and awards presentations to follow at 6.

A donor is underwriting attendance at the awards dinner for anyone who appeared in the movie. Early bird tickets are $116 per person by Monday, May 7. Ticket pricing goes up after the May 11. People interested in attending should contact Mimi Perl at the Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut, 860-442-8062 or office.jfec@gmail.com.

"Harvesting Stones" is a joint production of Grandma on the Boardwalk Productions, Borres Productions, and American View Productions. It is distributed by Menemsha Films.

 

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