Documentary Filmmaker Boaz Dvir's "Cojot": History's Most Daring Hostage-Rescue Operation screening at nyu april 29th & “A WING AND A PRAYER": the untold true story of WWII aviators who carried out a secret operation.
Penn State 2019
The final rough-cut screening of Penn State assistant professor Boaz Dvir’s post-Holocaust film, “Cojot,” will be conducted at 6 p.m. April 29 2019 at New York University. The event, which is free and open to the public, concludes an 18-month process during which Dvir screened the rough cut of his latest documentary to more than 1,500 people in Pennsylvania, Florida, Maryland, Virginia and France.
"Cojot" tells the little-known story of a Holocaust survivor who set out to kill his father’s Nazi executioner and wound up playing a pivotal role in history’s most daring hostage-rescue operation. Dvir’s previous project, the critically acclaimed PBS documentary, “A Wing and a Prayer,” has screened around the world and won Best Feature Documentary at the 2016 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.
Actor Judd Nelson Narrates Final Cut "Cojot"
"I was drawn to the project by the powerful gravitational pull of an incredible story,” said Nelson, who has recently done voiceover work for the “Transformers” TV mini-series. “‘Cojot’ proves once again that real life is more fantastic than fiction, and that second chances often come in disguise"
-Actor Judd Nelson
Penn State Professor Boaz Dvir teaches writing and production in the journalism and film departments and is an award-winning filmmaker.
Penn State 2017 Summer
DirecTV and Sling TV have made available Penn State assistant professor Boaz Dvir’s "A Wing and a Prayer," the critically acclaimed film that aired on PBS stations around the country the past two years.
Named Best Documentary at the 2016 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, "A Wing and a Prayer" tells the little-known story of World War II aviators who risked their lives and U.S. citizenships in 1948 to prevent what they viewed as a second Holocaust.read more
Woodstock 2015 Summer
“A wing and a prayer” is what I had to guide me in an attempt to get my good friend, Boaz Dvir's, film with the same title into the prestigious Woodstock Film Festival, running September 30th thru October 4th, 2015.
A dozen local notables with connections to the event smiled and said to me "way too late, Jonny-- Shoot for next year.”
Nope. I would have to hear "negative" from a much higher and reliable source, and I did not.
My message on it came from Rabbi Jonathan of the Woodstock Jewish Congregation temple.
Rabbi Jonathan's message was to "align to the highest purpose and then apply your best effort." That is exactly what Adolph Schwimmer and his crew in the film. I did the same and the result is that this film was viewed during this prestigious festival at Mountain View Studios in Woodstock,.
I was visiting the temple with a new Woodstock friend,(Special thanks to Chef Sarah Francesca Chianese for her wonderful hospitality during my stay. xoxox :)) & who hosted me for the celebration of the festival of Rosh Hashanah.