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31st Toronto Jewish Film Festival June 1 - 11, 2023

Rock Camp


Sponsored By

The Izzy & Betty Kirshenbaum Foundation

Screening Information

Canadian Premiere
June 14, 7:30 pm
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
June 16 – June 26
TJFF Virtual Cinema

Film Details

Country United States
Year 2021
Running Time 87 MIN
Language English
Directors Renée Barron,Douglas Blush

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The only thing better than meeting your rock idols is getting the chance to play with them onstage. Founded in 1997 by David Fishof--an Orthodox Jew, and son of a Cantor--Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy camp is held annually in Las Vegas, offering four days of intensive music lessons with rock icons like Roger Daltrey, Alice Cooper and Nancy Wilson. We follow four of the campers who attend the camp as they are mentored by celebrity musicians, culminating in a final onstage performance. Featuring a who's who of Rock stars with Jewish roots, such as Gene Simmons and Sammy Hagar, this exuberant, fast-paced film manages to capture genuinely moving moments as both campers and their famous counsellors bond over their shared love of music.

Winner, Best Music and Arts Film, Key West Film Festival

Presentation Details

In-person Guest David Fishof, founder of Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp
Reviews "I’s a fun, engaging and ultimately moving film about ordinary people who live out their dreams of rocking out with their idols." The Jerusalem Post

"The man behind Rock ’n Roll Fantasy Camp — which connects fans with their rock heroes — is a Modern Orthodox zayde" (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)