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The Eugene Jewish Film Festival (October 6):
Come and help us celebrate the Eugene Jewish Film Festival’s 2nd year.
We are back at the Bijou metro, 43 West Broadway in downtown Eugene. We often sell out at this venue so we recommend buying tickets early. Here is the link. Tickets are $5 and a donation jar will be available for those who wish to support JEW (that’s us!).
This month we are proud to show Quality Balls: The David Steinberg Story. If you saw him a couple of years ago here in Eugene with Robin Williams, you will know why we were excited to find this movie. Here is the synopsis: David Steinberg is a comedy icon. Born in Winnipeg, he went to Yeshiva in Chicago, where he abandoned his studies to join Chicago’s Second City. There he started his legendary rise and influenced the careers of Martin Short, John Candy, John Belushi and many more. He launched a career in stand-up at the tender age of 21 and has had a remarkable life. Following huge success on stage, he segued into directing where his credits include SEINFELD, DESIGNING WOMEN, MAD ABOUT YOU and CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM among others. Many of today’s stand up comedians credit Steinberg with their start.
As always a discussion follows the movie. We hope to see you there.
We are looking for a volunteer to help us with the film festival. Please call Shmuel at 541-514-2571 if you are interested.