7th Annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival - Salute to Extraordinary film 2012 with Premiere of Authorized Documentary Tony Curtis: Driven to Stardom

The 7th Annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival begins its salute to extraordinary film 2012 with premiere viewing of the authorized documentary Tony Curtis: Driven to Stardom.

7th Annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival

The opening night celebrity studded red carpet and reception will feature both Hollywood’s Who’s Who and VIP’s who appear as themselves in the bio pic. Expected to attend and participate in the discussion immediately preceding the film are Theresa  Russel, Mamie Van Doren, Marian Collier, Max Roeg, John Gilmore and Jill Vandenberg Curtis. Others invited expected including family members and Hugh Hefner who also appears in the film. Celebrities attending include  Shirley Jones, Marty Ingels, Penelope Ann Miller, Ed Lauter(The Artist), Terry Moore, Renee Taylor, Joe Bologna, France Nuyen, Mike Medavoy, Consul General of Israel, Sara Rue, Robert Davi, Carol Williams, John Savage, Carol Lynley, Theodore Bikel, Anne Jeffreys, Chuck McCannMaria Conchita Alonso, Bai Ling, Kym Karath, Gogi Grant,  Lainie Kazan, Patty McCormick, Brian Thompson(2 Broke Girls), Cora Sue Collins, Tommy Cook, Peter Mark Richman, Jack Carter, Julie Adams(Creature Black Lagoon  & with Tony Curtis in Six Bridges to Cross), Jane Kean(The Honeymooners), Lorenzo Lamas, Karen BlackKaren and Kat Kramer of the late Stanley KramerElliott Gould, Rabbi/film critic, Jerry Cutler(Creative Arts Temple), John Saxon and many others. The Q & A discussions will be moderated by noted film critic Pete Hammond.

The lineup for The 7th Annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival lineup of poignant and insightful films including and keeping with the silent film theme emulating from this year’s OSCARs, the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival will premiere The Moon of Israel, paying homage to the golden era of silent films. The Moon of Israel screens for the first time in eighty-eight years at the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival.

The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival will also premier what is considered one of the most poignant films in Jewish history with the screening of Shoah: The Unseen Interviews, presented by the US Holocaust memorial Museum, Shoah: The Unseen Interviews from renowned filmmaker Claude Lanzmann nine hour documentary will showcase never before seen footage.

The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival is showcasing twenty-six chosen films to showcase during the seven day salute to extraordinary film of 2012. From the light hearted Lost in Rio to Woody before Allen, featuring insight on everyone’s favorite and perennial angst filled New Yorker, to the serious and heart wrenching Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story, detailing the 1976 Raid on Entebbe.

The seventh annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival runs from May 3, 2012 through May 10, 2012.

For more information, to purchase tickets, and view the complete line up: http://lajfilmfest.org/

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