The Underground Experience Presents “Uncle Earl Goes To The Movies!”
Monday 9/10/12 – 9am – 10am (PST) & 9pm – 10pm (PST) at www.KLEDLive.com
On August 28, I had the honor of being invited to a private pre-screening of Henry Jaglom’s Film “Just 45 Minutes From Broadway!” presented at Laemelle’s Music Hall in Beverly Hills by Hilary Helstein & The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival and the Jewish Journal.
LOS ANGELES PREMIERE! This was an EXCLUSIVE PRE-RELEASE SCREENING.
Film was followed by a Q&A with director Henry Jaglom, actor Judd Nelson and actress Tanna Frederick, moderated by Naomi Pfefferman-Magid, Arts & Entertainment Editor of the Jewish Journal.
The film opens in Los Angeles October 3rd & in New York October 17th at Laemelle’s Movie Theatres.
Please check your local publications for times and schedules……….
Musical Artists Include: Al Jolson, Nicole Taylor, John Doe, KG & The Storytellers, Glenn Shayne & Lenny Holmes, Colie Williams, Imogen Tonder, Alyshen & Dale Saunders ft. Dan Clare!
Henry Jaglom’s “Just 45 Minutes from Broadway” intercuts events from two onscreen realms: an everyday world and sequences where the central characters act out passages from their daily lives onstage. The premise concerns the Isaacs, a prestigious family of stage actors descended from the giants of classic Yiddish theater.
On hand are patriarch George “Grisha” Isaacs (Jack Heller), matriarch Vivien Cooper Isaacs (Diane Salinger), Vivien’s thespian brother Larrry Cooper (David Proval) and houseguest Sally Brooks (Harriet Schock).
The story begins when the Isaacs’ free-spirited younger daughter, Panda (Tanna Frederick) ventures to the family home in Westchester County, New York, having suffered from a traumatic break-up with a thick-headed, emotionally stunted boyfriend. She’s grateful to be surrounded by her beloved family once again, but upset by the news that her older sister, Betsy (Julie Davis) is now engaged and will soon arrive for a visit with her fiance, Jimmy (Judd Nelson).
As old tensions between the sisters flare up once again, Panda struggles to keep real life and theatrical life separate, but finds it increasingly impossible; meanwhile, a new side of Jimmy emerges in the presence of the Isaacs which leaves Betsy both horrified and isolated. Also appearing – in a lengthy sader sequence – are friends and relatives of the Isaacs family, played by Michael Emil, Simon Jaglom, Sabrina Jaglom and others.
“Just 45 Minutes” marked writer-director Jaglom’s 18th feature and his fourth screen collaboration with actress Frederick, who starred in his earlier films Hollywood Dreams, Irene In Time, and Queen of the Lot. The original stage production ran at the Edgemar Theater in Santa Monica, California, debuting in October 2009.
Broadcast # 137A
Air Date: Monday 9/10/12 – 9am – 10am (PST) & 9pm – 10pm (PST) at www.KLEDLive.com
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