In partnership with Magnolia Pictures, we are pleased to offer our Gold Coast Cinema Series audience the chance to see Daniel Roher’s moving tale Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band. This screening purchase will support Gold Coast Arts, and help us in our mission to remain a vibrant community resource for the arts and film.
Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band is a confessional, cautionary, and occasionally humorous tale of Robbie Robertson’s young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music, The Band. The film is a moving story of Robertson’s personal journey, overcoming adversity and finding camaraderie alongside the four other men who would become his brothers in music and who together made their mark on music history. Once Were Brothers blends rare archival footage, photography iconic songs and interviews with many of Robertson’s friends and collaborators including Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison Martin Scorsese, Peter Gabriel, Taj Mahal, Dominique Robertson, Ronnie Hawkins, and more.
Daniel Roher | Documentary/Music | 102 mins | USA | 2019
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IN SEARCH OF GREATNESS is a groundbreaking feature documentary revealing the true nature and nurture of the greatest athletes of all time. Through a series of intimate conversations and captivating footage, Director Gabe Polsky leads viewers on an entertaining, thrilling, and inspiring personal journey. The film explores everything from upbringing, coaching, and genetics to creativity, psychology, and philosophy. Featuring original interviews with iconic athletes Wayne Gretzky, Pelé, and Jerry Rice, as well as renowned thought leaders Sir Ken Robinson and David Epstein, IN SEARCH OF GREATNESS resonates beyond the world of sport to realms of self-expression, attitude, and human nature.
Special Q+A with Director Gabe Polsky and Gold Coast Arts Executive Director Regina Gil following the film!
Virtual screening opens at 7PM on April 13 and runs until April 15. $12 ticket gives you access to the film for 48 hours.
GABE POLSKY | DOCUMENTARY | 80 MINS | USA | PG-13
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LONG ISLAND PREMIERE! Special Q&A with director GABE POLSKY and STEVEN WARSHAW.
An eccentric American marketeer journeys into the heart of “The Wild East” – Russia in the 90’s. From award-winning filmmaker, Gabe Polsky, comes a wild and captivating documentary highlighting a pivotal moment in U.S.-Russian relations in a lawless era when Hollywood and advertisers meet oligarchs and gangsters, and multiple murders went unsolved. Complete with strippers and live bears serving beer on a hockey rink, its assembly is always lively, aimed at engaging viewers with or without any interest in hockey.
Shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the famed Red Army hockey team formed a joint venture that redefined what was possible in the new Russia. Eccentric marketing whiz, Steven Warshaw, is sent to Moscow and tasked to transform the team into the greatest show in Russia, attracting some big name celebrity investors like Michael J. Fox and Mario Lemieux, and advertising along the way. Director Gabe Polsky’s “Red Penguins” tells the true story of capitalism and opportunism run amok in Moscow.
“Red Penguins has the kind of stranger-than-fiction appeal that could lure both hockey fans and the puckless”. – Dennis Harvey, Variety Magazine.
Special Q&A guests:
GABE POLSKY is an award-winning American film director, writer and producer. Known for Genius (2017), Red Army (2014) and In Search of Greatness (2018), his feature documentary Red Penguins, premiered to broad acclaim at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. “It’s a story about Americans going to Russia, trying to adapt and survive in a completely different culture – behaviors and experiences alien to them. Making matters more complicated, Russia in the 90’s was changing radically by the day. But still, there was a window of hope and optimism between US and Russia that has since disappeared. I wanted to explore how our two cultures relate to one another and what lies at the core of it. The most fascinating aspect in telling this story was thinking about what it means in the context of today and for the future.” – Gabe Polsky.
STEVEN WARSHAW was the Pittsburgh Penguins man in charge on the ground in Moscow. With a “special talent for generating firestorms in arenas,” Warshaw was instrumental in the success of the Russian Penguins and was asked to stay after the venture fell apart. He did not. A seasoned marketing and branding executive that has worked for, advised, and enhanced businesses in the sports and entertainment world – he is currently the President of Universal Sports Marketing.
Tickets for “Red Penguins” are $10 for Film Society members, and $15 for non-members when purchased in advance. Tickets are $20 at the door. All tickets are subject to a $1 ticketing fee. No refunds or credits.
Tickets can be ordered by phone at 516-829-2570 or online.
Director | Gabe Polsky
Running Time | 80 minutes
Production Country | USA, Germany, Russia
Release Year | 2019
Language | English, Russian
Special Q&A with Dr. Michael Berenbaum and moderated by Michael S. Glickman.
A powerful retelling of Anne Frank’s life through the pages of her extraordinary diary guided by the Academy-Award winning actress Helen Mirren, and through the lives of five women who, as young girls, were also deported to concentration camps but survived the Holocaust.
As a dedication to what would have been her 90th anniversary–and in cooperation with the Anne Frank Foundation–the documentary takes audiences into Anne’s room within the secret annex of her family’s hiding place before being deported, and through read excerpts of her diary intertwined with the experiences of the survivors who lived to tell their own parallel stories. Off “the set”, a girl of today will lead us on a journey to get to know the places that were part of Anne’s short life and her feelings.
MICHAEL BERENBAUM, featured in the documentary, is an American scholar, professor, rabbi, writer, and filmmaker. A U.S. Holocaust scholar who played a prominent role in what he describes as the “Americanization” of the Holocaust: the transformation of a sacred Jewish memory into a significant part of the conceptual and physical landscape of the American public culture. He is the Director of the Sigi Ziering Institute: Exploring the Ethical and Religious Implications of the Holocaust, and a Professor of Jewish Studies at American Jewish University in Los Angeles. Berenbaum has written or edited 16 books, including After Tragedy and Triumph: Modern Jewish Thought and the American Experience (1990), and The Holocaust and History: The Known, the Unknown, the Disputed and the Re-examined (co-edited with Abraham Peck, 1998). He also served as executive editor for the second edition of the Encyclopaedia Judaica.
MICHAEL S. GLICKMAN is a social entrepreneur and nonprofit executive who has led cultural institutions over the past two decades. During that time Glickman has helped to secure and invest hundreds of millions of dollars in philanthropy for arts and culture, and educational causes. He is Founder & CEO of jMUSE, a new venture in arts and culture philanthropy that brings together institutions, experts, and philanthropists to experiment with new ways to present important ideas and innovative content across the United States and Europe. Prior to founding jMUSE, Glickman served as President & CEO of New York’s Holocaust Museum (Museum of Jewish Heritage), led the Center for Jewish History, and served as vice president at Long Island University. Glickman is the immediate past president of the Board of Directors of the Gold Coast Arts Center and Gold Coast International Film Festival.
Tickets for “#AnneFrank: Parallel Stories” are $10 for Film Society members, and $15 for non-members when purchased in advance. Tickets are $20 at the door. All tickets are subject to a $1 ticketing fee. No refunds or credits.
Tickets can be ordered by phone at 516-829-2570 or online.
Director | Sabina Fedeli, Anna Migotto
Running Time | 92 minutes
Production Country | Italy
Release Year | 2020
Language | English