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A K A Doc Pomus Wed April 3 @ 7pm

new-releases A.K.A. Doc Pomus "Westchester Jewish Film Festival 2013"

Doc Pomus, a Jewish kid from Brooklyn, was one of the most successful songwriters of all time, publishing hundreds of hits (“Save the Last Dance for Me,” “This Magic Moment,” “Viva Las Vegas”) from the blues clubs of Harlem to the explosion of rock and roll. Though confined to crutches and a wheelchair, he lived a rich, eventful life. Featuring collaborators and friends from Lou Reed to B. B. King, this documentary celebrates the generous spirit and storied career of a musical legend.

April 3, 7:00 pm: Opening Night w/RECEPTION and Q&A with director Peter Miller, producer Sharyn Felder (Doc’s daughter), JBFC Executive Director Steve Apkon, and LIVE MUSIC!

Peter Miller/Will Hechter . 2012. 98 m. NR. USA . Clear Lake Productions.

Official Website / Trailer

Wed. Apr 3 7:00 PM  Tickets: $15 (members), $20 (nonmembers)
Q&A w/director Peter Miller, producer Sharyn Felder (Doc's daughter), JBFC Executive Director Steve Apkon, and live music.

Meet me at the membership desk before the film. The membership desk is to the left as you come in the front door by the staircase. If you can't find it please ask a staff member where it is.  We are a meet up group that meets at the Burns, not part of the Burns.   Be early, 30 minutes is suggested.  This will be a sell out event and crowded.  We will not be able to sit together but let's meet before the film and afterwards socialize at the reception.

You must purchase your tickets ahead of time.  I already have mine.

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  • Laura E.

    I loved the film and loved the reception afterwards. We got to talk to the director. They had a lovely long piece on the film today (10/24) on "All Things Considered". This was one of those really special JBFC nights.

    October 24, 2013

  • Jennifer

    I did not get a chance to meet anyone upstairs either. The film was great. I am attending Joe Papp tonight at 7:30 and Paris Manhattan tomorrow at 7:15 if anyone would like :to meet and join me. Let me know! J.

    April 4, 2013

    • Jennifer

      Zoya, yes let's meet there and then!

      April 4, 2013

    • Zoya

      Sorry, missed you there. Did not check my e-mail after 4pm. I think I liked the film or rather the story even better than AKA Pomus.

      April 5, 2013

  • Steven Z

    Fun, moving inspirational story. Glad for the experience and the chance to learn of him. Thanks Cathy.

    April 4, 2013

  • Kevin

    AKA Doc Pomus is a musical bio doc that's as good as they get; better than Searching for Surgar Man, which means it's pretty darn amazing. A projected Academy Award Nominee. Bottom Line: if you like music from the 40s-60s then it's a must see. Meeting Doc's daughter Sharon (film's producer) and Petter Miller (film's director) at the reception, as well as other JBFFs, was typical Burns awesome. See it!

    April 4, 2013

  • Krysia

    Great to learn about the man behind the music. I'm curious about the details regarding his experiences with Bette Midler.
    I have a ticket for Hitler's Children at 1:00 on Saturday, April 20, and hope to see a few more during the festival.

    April 4, 2013

  • Laura E.

    Great film, enjoyed meeting the filmmakers at the reception.

    April 4, 2013

  • Zoya

    Knew the songs but did not know the name behind them so it was quite educational. What a life with all the ups and downs!

    April 4, 2013

  • Cathy

    Danae, I was at the membership desk from 6:15 until 6:55. Sorry you missed me. We also gathered at the reception upstairs.

    April 4, 2013

  • Danae

    I really enjoyed the event. Unfortunately, I arrived at 6:45 and did not get to meet any of you. Hopefully I will have the opportunity at another event.

    April 4, 2013

  • Cathy

    Wonderful documentary, Q&A, great music and reception. The Jacob Burns Center is really amazing offering such an evening.

    April 4, 2013

  • arlene

    I have an extra ticket

    April 3, 2013

  • jonathan

    A few tickets are available online now. I'm repeating my strong recommendation of AKA Doc Pomus. http://tickets.burnsfilmcenter.org/cgi-bin/multi_order.cgi?event=41448

    April 3, 2013

  • GINNY

    Have eye infection. Sorry

    April 2, 2013

  • Tom

    another committment, sorry

    April 2, 2013

  • Jennifer

    See you there!

    April 1, 2013

  • Anthony

    Was looking forward to my first event with this group but I have a conflict. Have fun!

    April 1, 2013

  • Tom

    Sorry but I too have a conflict and won't be able to attend, I really wanted to see this show. I have a actor / musician cousin who did some music with Doc in his last years

    April 1, 2013

  • Elizabeth S.

    Looks like I have a conflicting obligation - sorry I'll miss this....

    March 31, 2013

  • Cathy

    This event is SOLD OUT. If you want to come you can come early and try the stand by line. If any member has extra tickets for this eent let me know. A few members are looking for tickets.

    March 31, 2013

  • Jordan

    Hi, I'm Jordan. I've lived in Westchester for 11 years. I have great appreciation of the arts, film and live music. I want to keep in touch with the latest offerings at JB.

    March 27, 2013

  • Anthony

    No

    March 22, 2013

  • Glenn

    will check for tickets closer to he date, maybe the ay of. I do not reserve movie tickets over a month in advance.

    March 11, 2013

  • Cathy

    Keep checking the web site, often more tickets are released closer to the date or you can come early and stand by.

    March 8, 2013

  • Margie

    looking to get a ticket

    March 8, 2013

  • Cathy

    Burns web site shows only 8 tickets left for this event. Purchase now if you want to come.

    March 7, 2013

  • Cathy

    Purchase your ticket now, this event always sells out way ahead of the date.

    March 1, 2013

  • jonathan

    I saw this at Lincoln Center. Don't miss it!

    February 28, 2013

  • Tom

    Maybe a guest if tickets are still available when I know.

    February 21, 2013

  • Danae

    I bought my ticket. Looking forward to the event.

    February 20, 2013

  • Cathy

    I have purchased my tickets

    February 20, 2013

  • Cathy

    This event will sell out way before the date. If yu are interested in coming purchase a ticket.

    February 20, 2013

  • Glenn

    seems appealing will follow up closer to the date

    February 20, 2013

  • Kevin

    Great pick for the Film Fanatics. Should be a rocking flick.

    February 20, 2013

  • Cathy

    The festial opener is always a great event. Purchase your ticket now, it will sell out quickly

    February 20, 2013

  • Katie

    Looking forward to this. I love the songs he wrote.

    February 20, 2013

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