AKA Doc Pomus - Chandler
Directors: Will Hechter and Peter Miller
Documentary - 98 minutes, English
Harkins Chandler Crossroads 12 - Sun. Feb 17th, 3 PM
Nostalgia! The 'fifties through the 'Eighties. Go back to the sounds of movies you love, the lyrics you sang and understood, the music you danced tocheek to cheek. For most, we loved the songs, but knew nothing of their creator. Jerome Felder, already a legend in his own, tzuris to nachas (troubles to joy) life and time. Lying behind an alias, Doc Pomus, was a childhood of poverty, polio and pain, humiliation, alienation and loneliness. Ahead, out of that "pain" came "greatness" (words from brother Raoul's crushing meditation). From a bittersweet man, with a musical genius mind, in a broken-wheelchair-imprisoned body, brought forth a rushing flood of his generation's greatest "hits." The songs themselves, some bitter, some sweet, expressions of his experiences and emotions. What emerged too was a Buddha-like, guru inspiring, influencing, and teaching his generations musicians, singers, even the industry itself. AKA Doc Pomus is not your blown up Hollywood bio-pic; this is Cinema Veritas. Music to the ears, amazing and moving to the eyes, so much to remember but never a musical film story with a da.
Rabbi Darren Kleinberg is Executive Director of Valley Beit Midrash. He graduated from rabbinical school in 2005. Darren received his Masters degree in religious studies in 2011 from Arizona State University, where he is currently a Ph.D. candidate. He serves as President of the Board of Rabbis of Greater Phoenix and is a board member of the Jewish Community Association of Greater Phoenix. Living in Phoenix with his wife, Debra, and daughters, Darren plays lead guitar in the band Twice Baked in his free time.
Harkins Chandler Crossroads 12
2980 E. Germann Road
Chandler, AZ 85249
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|