Seventh Annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival

Los Angeles – From May 3—10, the 7th Annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival (LAJFF), www.lajfilmfest.org, presented by The Jewish Journal, kicks off their excellent line-up of 26 films with an opening night star studded red carpet celebration and premiere of the authorized documentary Tony Curtis: Driven to Stardom.

As a boy in the streets of the Bronx, to the silver screen, Bernie Schwartz reinvented himself as a Hollywood pop idol becoming Tony Curtis. An extraordinary film about triumph and overcoming adversity. Stars and VIPS who are in the film will participate in a discussion preceding the viewing including Theresa Russel, Mamie Van Doren, Marian Collier, Max Roeg, John Gilmore, and Jill Vandenberg Curtis.

Others invited are expected including family members and Hugh Hefner, who also appears in the film, along with many stars. The Q & A discussions will be moderated by noted film critic Pete Hammond (Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight) on Thursday, May 3. The media check in is at 6 p.m.; red carpet arrivals are 7 p.m.; the show begins 8 p.m.

The 7th LAJFF has 26 films to proudly screen. Each year thousands of Angelenos from all corners of the city participate in this week long celebration of the Jewish experience through film. It includes world premieres and Los Angeles premieres of the newest, thought provoking documentaries, laugh out loud comedies, outstanding dramatic features, and Oscar winning short films from multiple countries. There will be stimulating panel discussions with top filmmakers and the talent behind these dynamic films.

For media credentials/pre event interviews contact Edward Lozzi, Pamela Moskovitz at Edward Lozzi & Associates (310) 922-1200 or email epl@lozzipr.com.

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