Join us for Saratoga Jewish Community Arts Virtual Series...

Members of the community are encouraged to watch the films beforehand, and then join a socially distanced forum on a Zoom panel discussion. The films are available through one or more of the following: Netflix, HBO, YouTube, Amazon, Amazon Prime or other creative outlets you may choose. 

Registration required. Please email [email protected] for Zoom access. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

May 2 @ 7pm - The Outrageous Sophie Tucker

Virtual Film Discussion

Saratoga Jewish Community Arts and Temple Sinai, with the generous grant support of the Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY, invite you to a panel discussion of the documentary The Outrageous Sophie Tucker, directed by William Gazecki, on May 2 at 7 PM. 

Gazecki lays out the life of this icon, Sophie Tucker, with commentary by Barbara Walters, Tony Bennett, Carol Channing, Michael Feinstein, Shecky Green, and others. While known as funny and racy, she insisted throughout her life, “I’ve never sung a single song in my whole life on purpose to shock anyone. My ‘hot numbers’ are all, if you will notice, written about something that is real in the lives of millions of people.”

May 23 @ 7pm - Losing Ground

Virtual Film Discussion

Saratoga Jewish Community Arts and Temple, Sinai with a generous grant from The Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York, present the Zoom discussion of Losing Ground on May 23 at 7 PM.

Kathleen Collins’ film Losing Ground, a 1982 independent romantic drama of an imploding marriage of two intellectuals, a university professor and her artist husband, struggled to find distribution at the time of its conception. And even though it made history as one of the first feature films written and directed by a Black woman, Losing Ground remained largely unseen by the time Collins died of breast cancer in 1988, at the age of 46. Collins shattered artistic barriers, but her work remained in obscurity for nearly 40 years.

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