Special Screenings at the JCC (Joe Papp in Five Acts/Gefilte Fish)
Joe Papp in Five Acts
A film that enlightens you! The founder of the New York Shakespeare Festival and The Public Theater is profiled in this honest, in-depth film. Joe Papp broguht us free Shakespeare in the Park, Hair, and A Chorus Line, and nutured many of America's greatest playwrights, directors and actors. Learn about this complex personality through interviews with artists including Meryl Streep, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Kevin Kline, and James Earl Jones.
Director: Tracie Holder and Karen Thorsen
Length: 84 minutes
A film that makes you remember! Manya, a stubbornly independent Russian Jewish widow who dreads the thought of being moved into a home, is assigned a helper to prepare her home before Passover. Manya gets an odd surprise when Terrence, an African-American young man, shows up on her doorstep. Manya must make her infamous gefilte fish to prove her independence to her family so she leaps out of her comfort zone and spends the day running errands and cooking with Terrence. Initially, Manya and Terrence get along like cats in a sack, but eventually in spite of their equally stubborn and suspicious characters, they learn that help and support often comes from the most unexpected places.
Jewish Community Center (View)
2 Millstone Campus Drive
Creve Couer, MO 63146
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|