Pre-Premiere Film Event: The Last Laugh

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Pre-Premiere Film Event: The Last Laugh


The Holocaust might seem like a topic that’s completely off-limits for comedy, but this entertaining and thought-provoking new documentary strives to challenge that assumption.
Weaving together a portrait of Auschwitz survivor Renee Firestone alongside film clips & interviews with comedians including Mel Brooks, Joan Rivers, Carl & Rob Reiner, Sarah Silverman and Gilbert Gottfried, The Last Laugh deftly examines whether it’s acceptable to use humor in connection with a tragedy of that scale.
The Last Laugh also features remarkable archival material ranging from “Curb Your Enthusiasm” to Jerry Lewis’ never-released Holocaust ‘comedy’ “The Day the Clown Cried,” and, rare footage of cabarets inside the concentration camps themselves.
On Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 6pm, catch the film at the ACME Screening Room in Lambertville and then meet Director Ferne Pearstein for a Q&A session after the screening, then, join us for an intimate Dinner with the Director!
 

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Shad’Toberfest Canceled

 
As you may have heard, Lambertville was devastated by flooding from Ida.
 
We decided to cancel Shad’Toberfest. This decision was not made lightly. However, we could not burden the already stressed infrastructure of the City. The festival brings thousands of visitors to Lambertville and that burden would not help our City right now.
 
The need in Lambertville is great with over half the homes in the City affected by Hurricane Ida’s unprecedented flooding.
 
There are some people that will spend a year getting their house back to a livable condition and some who will never return to their beloved homes because of the severe damage they sustained. In light of this tragedy, we are working on a fundraiser to benefit those flood victims hit hardest by Hurricane Ida. Stay tuned for details.
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