Federation Film Fest to open with dinner on Sept. 10

By: Reporter staff

The Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton Film Fest will open with a dinner before the showing of the first film, “Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy,” on Sunday September 10, at 5 pm, at the Jewish Community Center, 500 Clubhouse Rd., Vestal. The community has been invited to attend. The film will follow the dinner at 7 pm. The cost of the dinner is $16, and reservations must be received by Thursday, August 24. To make a reservation, call the Federation at 724-2332. The cost to see “Broadway Musicals” is $10 for the one film or $45 for a subscription to see all five films. Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting the Federation.
“What more perfect way to start the film festival than to relax and have dinner with old friends, or make new friends?” said Sima Auerbach, the executive director of the Federation. “The film fest dinners have always been a rousing success, and we look forward to seeing everyone at this kick-off event.”
Auerbach added, “‘Broadway Musicals’ is a fantastic film and I’m sure everyone will love learning more about the history of some of the best music America has produced. It’s fascinating to learn about such Jewish American songwriters as Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George and Ira Gershwin, Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Kurt Weill, Sheldon Harnick, Jerry Bock, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Jules Styne and many others. I know I love their music and I’m sure you do, too.”
For more information about the film festival, visit www.thereportergroup.org/Article.aspx?aID=4628 or see future issues of The Reporter.