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The Eugene Jewish Film Festival (updated March 4):
We are back at the Bijou metro, 43 West Broadway in downtown Eugene. We usually sell out at this venue so we recommend buying tickets early. Here is the link to buy advanced tickets.
which is on March 16th this year, we will show the movie, “When Comedy Went to School.” Why are there so many Jewish comedians? When Comedy Went to School answers this question with an entertaining portrait of this country’s greatest generation of comics – the generation that includes the likes of Jerry Lewis, Sid Caesar, Jackie Mason, Mort Sahl, and Jerry Stiller, all of whom make appearances in the film, telling jokes and telling their stories. The answer is also found in upstate New York’s Catskill Mountains, aka the Borscht Belt, where Jewish immigrants transformed lush farmland into the 20th century’s largest resort complex. Those Catskill hotels and bungalow colonies provided the setting for a remarkable group of young Jewish-American comedians to hone their craft and become worldwide legends. It was truly When Comedy Went to School.
Tickets are $5. If you wish to support J.E.W. we will have a donation jar in the lobby.
We will have a discussion about the movie afterwards. We hope you can stay for the discussion.
We are looking for a volunteer to help us with the film festival. Please call Shmuel at 541-514-2571 if you are interested.