The Simpsons and a Dance Party at the 2013 Tucson International Jewish Film Festivalby Hot Off The Press (Release) on Jan. 02, 2013, under Press Releases
TUCSON (December 26, 2012) – View award winning films from around the world at one of Tucson’s most popular events, the Tucson International Jewish Film Festival. The Festival will run from January 10 through the 20 at various venues throughout town.
Opening night of the festival kicks off at The Loft and features special guest, Mike Reiss, longtime writer/producer of The Simpsons. Reiss will share rare clips and inside stories from one of the longest running shows in T.V. history. Other festival highlights include a dance party to celebrate the Arizona premiere of Hava Nagila (the Movie) January 12 and a special presentation January 15 by 2nd generation Holocaust speaker, Jeannie Opdyke Smith.
Featuring over 20 diverse clips and films, free popcorn is provided at every movie.
Highlights of the film festival include:
- The Simpsons and Other Jewish Families – An Evening with Mike Reiss
- Hava Nagila (The Movie) & Dance Party
- A special presentation by Jeannie Opdyke Smith followed by a screening of Nicky’s Family
Ticket prices range from $8 to $18 with special discounts for students and seniors. They can be purchased online at TucsonJewishFilmFestival.org, or at the Jewish Community Center, by calling 299-3000, x106.
Film screening locations include: Saddlebrooke (Jan. 6) The Loft Cinema (Jan. 10), the Tucson Jewish Community Center (Jan. 11-20), and Grand Cinema Crossroads (Jan. 20).
The Tucson International Jewish Film Festival, through the magic and power of cinema, promotes the preservation of Jewish culture and encourages cultural diversity.
Tucson Jewish Community Center
For more than 60 years the JCC has provided a warm and welcoming environment for diverse groups. There are boundless opportunities to balance your physical, mental, and emotional self. The “J” has something for everyone including cultural arts programs, early childhood education enrichment programs, a wide variety of classes, a rotating art gallery that showcases the work of local artists and so much more.