Oct. 7 Molly Goldberg film screening benefit for local NCJW
By JEWISH REVIEW
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The Oct. 7 matinee showing of “Yoo-Hoo Mrs. Goldberg” will benefit the Portland Oregon Section, National Council of Jewish Women.
The new film by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Aviva Kempner, will be shown at a 12:25 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at the Fox Tower at 846 SW Park Ave.
The film tells with humor and admiration the eye-opening story of television pioneer Gertrude Berg and the beloved character Molly Goldberg whom she created and portrayed.
Beginning as the popular radio show “The Goldbergs” during the 1930s and 1940s, the show became television’s first character-driven domestic sitcom in 1949.
Berg starred in the series and was the principle writer for the show.
For her role as Molly, Berg earned the first Emmy Award presented to woman.
Kempner is well known for several films about under-recognized Jewish heroes, including “Partisans of Vilna” and “The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg.”
Tickets prices for the benefit screening are as follows: Angels—$100; Producers—$50; or Directors—$25. All are welcome to see the film, support NCJW and enjoy complimentary coffee and tea in the lobby prior to the showing.
Send a tax-deductible check payable to NCJW and marked “Benefit” to NCJW, P.O. Box 69333, Portland, OR 97239.
Indicate number of tickets. Pre-purchased tickets can be picked up at the NCJW table in the lower lobby of the Fox Tower theater prior to the show.
For more information, contact Carol Chestler, 503-293-1164 or email Carolches@comcast.net.
A film trailer can be viewed mollygoldbergfilm.org.