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Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

Saturday Mar 8, 2014

Jewish Community Center

5520 Wyoming Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM
US

Phone: 332-0565
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

$5-$8

Part of the Albuquerque Jewish Film Festival, the film examines the role of Jewish composers and lyricists in creating the modern American musical.

The film showcases the work of legends such as Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George and Ira Gershwin, Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim, which provides insight, alongside standout performances and archival footage. (2012, 84 minutes)

See also: Reel World

Jews on film

Reel World

Albuquerque is home to a number of increasingly diverse cinematic celebrationsfrom the Italian Film & Culture Festival to the Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. Now you can add the ABQ Jewish Film Festival to the mix. The Jewish Community Center and Congregation Albert have joined forces to present this annual event, the inaugural theme of which is “Exploring the Jewish Journey Through Filmfrom Broadway to Baseball.” This multi-day event will take place from Thursday, March 6, through Tuesday, March 11. Thursday starts out with The Pin, a Yiddish language drama about two young Eastern Europeans hiding in a barn during World War II. On Saturday it’s the documentary Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy. Sunday brings with it two documentaries: Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story and The Gatekeepers (about Israel’s Secret Service). Tuesday closes out with Hava Nagila, which examines the power of one song to “express and sustain identity, to transmit lessons across generations and to bridge cultural divides.” All films will be presented at either the Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque (5520 Wyoming NE) or the African American Performing Arts Center (310 San Pedro NE). For a complete schedule, go to jccabq.org. Tickets are $5 in advance or $8 at the door. Prepaid reservations may be purchased online or by calling 348-4455.

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    Contact:

    Phyllis Wolf

    Phone: 505-348-4500
    Website: Click to Visit