NYJFF 2015 Q&A: Felix and Meira (Félix et Meira)

By Maria Esteves
Maria Esteves
Maria Esteves
Maria Esteves pursued her passion as a photographer and writer in the arts in the aftermath of 9/11. It has led to cover interviews, awards ceremonies, film reviews, celebrity photos and videos in fashion, film, music and technology. This native New Yorker has spoken with Award-winning recording artists such as Randy Jones to filmmakers like Greg Pak and Todd Haynes, Academy Award-winners Murray Lerner, to fashion designer Mara Hoffman, and actresses such as Celia Weston.
February 7, 2015 Updated: April 23, 2016

The 24th New York Jewish Film Festival 2015 (NYJFF 2015) Closing Night N.Y. Premiere of Felix and Meira (Félix et Meira), directed by Maxime Giroux was held at the Walter Reade Theater in Lincoln Center, Thursday, January 29th. The Q&A session immediately followed with director Giroux and actor Luzer Twersky moderated by Jaron Gandelman, Curatorial Assistant for Media, Jewish Museum and Coordinator, New York Jewish Film Festival. Festival members and special guests attended the premiere.

Questions posed to director Giroux and actor Twersky by Gandelman and the audience included: What was the casting process like? What inspired the black and white Jazz scene? What is your relation with the community now? How did you get into acting? Both Felix and Meira were alienated from their family, is that something you intended?

Maria Esteves pursued her passion as a photographer and writer in the arts in the aftermath of 9/11. It has led to cover interviews, awards ceremonies, film reviews, celebrity photos and videos in fashion, film, music and technology. This native New Yorker has spoken with Award-winning recording artists such as Randy Jones to filmmakers like Greg Pak and Todd Haynes, Academy Award-winners Murray Lerner, to fashion designer Mara Hoffman, and actresses such as Celia Weston.