Montclair Filmmakers Receive Oscar Nomination for Joe’s Violin

Joe's Violin
Kahane Cooperman and Raphaela Neihausen

Montclair is so very proud of filmmakers Kahane Cooperman and Raphaela Neihausen who received a Short Documentary Oscar nomination this morning for their film Joe’s Violin.

The film tells the story of how a violin connected a 93-year old Holocaust Survivor with a 13-year-old hispanic girl from the Bronx. It’s a story of survival, of loss, of struggle, but also one of hope, connection, and kindness. It’s a celebration of the arts as something that bonds us. When it screened at the Montclair Film Festival in 2016, there wasn’t a dry eye in the crowd.

joe's violin

Joe’s Violin is a very “Montclair” project says Kahane. Besides herself and Raphaela,  cinematographer Bob Richman, designer Eric Baker, Eric Davies, Daniel Blackman, Kahane’s family, and  Raphaela’s husband Thom Powers all had a part in helping to get this incredibly beautiful film made.