St. Louis Jewish Film Festival presents an Opening Day Double Feature
SUNDAY, June 10, 4:00PM
FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM
DAVID: THE MOVIE
Director: Joel Fendelm
80 minutes Feature
"David: The Movie" is the remarkable story of one 11-year-old boy who innocently manages to break down interfaith barriers. It is a story of faith, friendship and family and the challenges of being different in America. As the son of a Brooklyn Imam, 11-year-old Daud has to juggle the high expectations of his Father and his feelings of isolation and difference. Through an innocent act of good faith, Daud inadvertently befriends a group of Jewish boys who mistake him as a fellow classmate. A genuine friendship grows between Daud and one of the Jewish boys. Unable to resist the joy of a camaraderie he's never known, "David," as he is known to the Jewish kids, is drawn into a complicated dilemma inspired by youthful zest and the best of intentions.
SUNDAY, June 10 7:00PM
THE BOYS: THE SHERMAN BROTHERS' STORY
Directors: Gregory V. Sherman, Jeffrey Sherman
"Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!" A tribute to the half-century partnership of brothers, Robert and Richard Sherman, who created songs and music for 50 movies, including hugely popular Disney classics such as Mary Poppins, the Jungle Book and The Aristocrats. With their genius for family entertainment, they wrote catchy tunes such as "Chim Chim Cher-ee," "Just a Spoonful of Sugar Makes the Medicine Go Down," and "It's a Small World (After All)."
Unlike their songs, the Sherman brothers have never been a household name. But they earned a string of honors including two Oscars, one Grammy, gold and platinum albums and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The film boldly explores a pungent mystery: "Bob" and "Dick" collaborated on a catalog of 1,000 of the world's sunniest songs, but their private relationship was grim and aloof. The film was directed and produced by their respective sons, Jeff and Gregg, first cousins born and raised within blocks of each other in Beverly Hills. But they only saw each other at public events, where their two families would withdraw to opposite sides of the room!
Landmark Cinema (View)
210 Plaza Frontenac
Frontenac, MO 63131
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|