Indie Film Friday: Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas

films1219a2:00 pm - 3:30 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level
FROM THE USA: Set almost entirely in a Chinese restaurant, this offbeat, irreverent musical documentary that tells the story of a group of Jewish songwriters, including Irving Berlin, Mel Torme, Jay Livingston, Ray Evans, Gloria Shayne Baker and Johnny Marks, who wrote the soundtrack to Christianity's most musical holiday. It's an amazing tale of immigrant outsiders who became irreplaceable players in pop culture's mainstream - a generation of songwriters who found in Christmas the perfect holiday in which to imagine a better world, and for at least one day a year, make us believe in it. Nominated for an International Emmy Award for Arts Programming. Winner of the Czech Crystal Award at the Golden Prague International Television Festival. This film is not rated. No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.

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