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Best of Film Series/ITHT
Film
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 - 8:00pm

Audience Q&A with Film Director, Writer and Producer, Julie Cohen

Four generations of a Jewish immigrant family create Russ and Daughters, a Lower East Side lox and herring emporium that survives and thrives. Produced to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the store, this documentary features an extensive interview with two of the original daughters for whom the store was named, now 100 and 92 years old, and interviews with prominent enthusiasts of the store including Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, chef Mario Batali, New Yorker writer Calvin Trillin, and 60 Minutes correspondent Morley Safer. Rather than a conventional narrator, the filmmakers bring together six colorful longtime fans of the store, in their 80s and 90s, who sit around a table of fish reading the script in the style of a passover Seder.

45 min.

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APP
Best of Film Series/ITHT
Film
Thu, May 15, 2014 - 8:00pm
 
We are among a select group of theaters showing a movie that’s coming out in May and which encourages audiences to keep their cell phones on during the film.  
APP, a Dutch thriller, utilizes technology seemingly along the lines of Shazam, meaning audiences members’ cell phones sync up with the movie by audio recognition, which then allows their cell phone to be a second screen, vibrating and revealing complimentary bits of footage or info at key moments and twists in the film. The concept is pretty darn cool. And definitely exciting.

To allow this synchronicity between flim and smart phone audiences must download an app called IRIS, which is the app that hijacks the protagonist’s phone, and life.  Imagine a low-budget cyber-horror version of Oscar nominee “Her”.  Not really, but sort of.

Dutch with English subtitles
1 hr 20 mins, rated NR

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Best of Film Series/ITHT
Film
Wed, May 21, 2014 - 8:00pm

This is a must-see for anyone who loves theater, acting and especially individuals like Elaine Stritch unafraid to bare their souls -- so all of us can gain more insight into the complicated essence of the human condition. (Chicago Sun Times)

Now in her late 80s, Broadway legend Elaine Stritch remains as ferociously funny as ever. In this bold, hilarious and poignant portrait, the uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner is revealed both on and off stage. Candid reflections about her life are punctuated with words from friends (including James Gandolfini, Tina Fey, John Turturro, Hal Prince, George C. Wolfe, Nathan Lane and Cherry Jones) and archival footage that showcases some of the great moments from her career. Whether dominating the stage, tormenting Alec Baldwin on the set of 30 Rock, or sharing her struggles with aging, diabetes and alcoholism, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me reaches beyond the icon's brassy exterior and reveals an inspiring portrait of a complex woman and artist.

1 hr. 20 min.

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