Documentary Film Series

Please join us once a month for a FREE documentary film screening.   

Special thanks to our SPONSORS, who enable us to screen these films free to the public. 
Email lbell@azjhs.org to RSVP or for sponsorship information

Special thanks also to the City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture and Arizona Commission for the Arts for supporting our documentary film series and other fine arts and culture programs.

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Tuesday, March 10th at 7pm - Quality Balls: The David Steinberg Story (2013)
(Sponsored by Desert Foothills Jewish Community Association)

Americans have long depended on Canada for three things: oil, maple syrup and comedians. David Steinberg counts among Canada's biggest comedic exports. Born in Winnipeg, he attended Yeshiva in Chicago, abandoning his studies to join the legendary Second City. He never looked back.

The film features priceless archival footage of his performances, including The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, where he was second only to Bob Hope in the number of appearances) and the standup shows that put him in the ranks of George Carlin and Richard Pryor. At times too controversial for US networks, his religious sermonettes generated more hate mail for CBS than any network had ever received, resulting in the cancellation of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. His directing credits are no less outstanding, including Seinfeld, Mad About You, Golden Girls and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Steinberg’s incredible career influenced a generation and now, after 25 years, he returns to the stage in this exceptional biography.  75 min.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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