The Steve Tisch Cinema Center at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills Presents: Opening Night Gala of the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival Thursday April 30th, 2015
Doors Open for Red Carpet @7:00pm Dessert Reception Upon Arrival Film starts @8:15pm
*The Outrageous Sophie Tucker *
Los Angeles Premiere Documentary/USA/96 minutes/2014
Directed by William Gazecki
Produced by Susan and Lloyd Ecker Featuring: Barbara Walters, Tony Benett, Bruce Vilanch, Michael Feinstein, Mamie Van Doren
The rags to riches story of Sophie Tucker, the iconic superstar who ruled the worlds of vaudeville, Broadway, radio, television, and Hollywood throughout the 20th century. Before Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Bette Midler, Marilyn Monroe, and Mae West, Sophie Tucker was the first woman to infatuate her audiences with a bold, bawdy and brassy style unlike any other. Using all of "The Last of the Red Hot Mamas" 400-plus recently rediscovered personal scrapbooks, authors Susan and Lloyd Ecker take you on their seven-year journey retracing Tucker's sixty-year career in show business.
Q&A with filmmakers Sue and Lloyd Ecker.
HONORING KIM CAVALLO AND MICHELE KAUFMAN, THE FESTIVAL FOUNDING CO-CHAIRS for their commitment to preserving Jewish culture.
Sponsored by Annette and Robert Lichtenstein. Co-Sponsored by Steve Tisch Cinema Center of Temple of the Arts at the Saban Theatre.
Check out the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyUlZm4O4yE&feature=youtu.be
Buy tickets for Opening Night Gala here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1418943