Temple Beth-El Arts Committee continues Summer Jewish Film Festival July 18 and Aug. 22

The Arts Committee of Temple Beth El continues its annual Jewish film festival with “Yoo Hoo Mrs. Goldberg” on Thursday, July 18, and “The Last Suit” on Thursday, August 22. Doors open at 6:30 pm for free refreshments and socializing. The films begin at 7 pm. Tickets are $8 at the door (check or cash only). All films are appropriate for children ages 10 and above. Teens are encouraged to attend.
“Yoo Hoo Mrs. Goldberg” (USA 2009) is a documentary on television pioneer Gertrude Berg. She was the creator, principal writer and star of “The Goldbergs,” a popular radio show for 17 years, which became television’s very first character-driven domestic sitcom in 1949. Berg received the first Best Actress Emmy in history, and paved the way for women in the entertainment industry.
“The Last Suit” (Spain, Argentina 2018) depicts a Polish-born Holocaust survivor who decides to travel from Buenos Aires to Lodz to fulfill a promise he made nearly 70 years earlier. This late-life road movie boasts plenty of “poignant and humorous” moments as the protagonist meets a variety of “helpful characters” along his journey. The film has English subtitles.
The film festival is brought to Ithaca through Israeli Films, National Center for Jewish Film and Outsider Pictures. For further information, call 257-9924.