NVJFF Closing Night - Quality Balls: The David Steinberg Story
Angelika Film Center & Cafe at Mosaic Fairfax, VA
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Directed by Barry Avrich Canada | 2013 | 80 minutes | Documentary/Comedy
Born in a strict Jewish household, David Steinberg abandoned his yeshiva studies to join Chicago's legendary Second City improv troupe, and never looked back. He appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson more than 130 times (second only to Bob Hope), but his religious sermonettes were too hot for CBS, prompting the cancellation of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. Plentiful clips of Steinberg's priceless performances and TV directing credits (Seinfeld, Mad About You, Golden Girls and Curb Your Enthusiasm) are paired with backstage stories from Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David, Norm Macdonald, Jeff Garlin and others who illuminate Steinberg's place in the comedy pantheon, a satirist and provocateur who influenced and entertained generations.
The 14th annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival, a program of the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, runs March 20-30. Most films will be shown at Angelika Film Center & Café at Mosaic.
One Screening only Sunday, March 30, 7:15pm. Dessert Reception included. MARCH 21 UPDATE The dessert reception portion of this event has sold out. Single tickets are still available for the film.
Angelika Film Center & Cafe at Mosaic (View)
2911 District Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22031