The Irma Horowitz Film Series
Falafel & Films
- Thursday, October 13
- $12 in advance/$15 day of
A Family Saga of Coney Island, the American Dream, and the Search for the Perfect Hot Dog
Starting with just five feet of counter space on Coney Island’s underdeveloped boardwalk, Nathan Handwerker opened Nathan’s Famous, a business that quickly spanned the globe, launchuing the hot dog as an American food staple and Nathan himself to national fame. Born in 1892 to a poor Jewish family of 13 in Eastern Europe, Nathan became an apprentice at a bakery learning the value of hard work. Emigrating to Ameirca with only the shoes on his feet, $28.00 in his pocket, and a determination to succeed. His journey was one of constant struggle, hardship, and sheer force of will. Readers will have a glimpse into the extraordinary life of an immigrant looking for a better life for himself and his family as he builds a successful business.
* This film is sponsored by the Irma Horowitz Film Series.
Lloyd Handwerker I a filmaker, writer, and director of the documentary Famous Nathan, which serves as a companion piece to the book. As a desecendent of Nathan Handwerker, Lloyd had acess to hundreds of valuble resources to provide a thorough retelling of his family’s story. This Program is sponsored through the Irma Horowitz Film Series.
Falafel and Short Israeli Films Presented by the Ma’Aleh School of Television and the Arts in Jerusalem
- Thursday, November 17 6:30 pm
- Fee: $12/person advance, $15/event day (includes falafel dinner)
A Little Bit Different
Chava, an ultra-orthodox young woman, called off her engagement a year ago. Now a new match has been suggested for her. The introduction is made, but Chava experiences a sharp disappointment. Can she put aside her prejudices to give love a chance to grow?
Full Of Life
Twelve-year-old Roni is sent by her mother to a weight-loss summer camp for fat children - the “Full of Life” camp. Roni, who is angry and rebellious, would normally find solace in the swimming pool, but the camp shares its pool with a professional children’s swim team, and Roni is ashamed to get in the water. Here Roni meets the team champion Yotam, who hates swimming but has no choice but to compete. A gentle bond is formed between the children which gives Roni the confidence to come to terms with her weight.
A 13 years old kid is embarrassed at his blind father.
This program is supported by the Irma Horowitz Endowment Fund.