The National Center for Jewish Film’s Jewishfilm.2015 – “The Outrageous Sophie Tucker”

May 2, 2015 $10.00 - $12.00 0

BOSTON PREMIERE – Before Madonna, Bette Midler, Marilyn Monroe or Mae West, there was Sophie Tucker! Nicknamed “The Last of the Red Hot Mamas,” Tucker ruled vaudeville, Broadway, radio, and TV in the first half of the 20th century. Born in Russia in 1887 into a poor Orthodox Jewish family, Tucker (nee Sonya Kalish) fought her way to stardom with an infectious mix of blues-inflected songs, irreverent humor, business acumen, and bawdy showmanship. Enjoy interviews with Tony Bennett, Barbara Walters, and others, along with wonderful archival materials drawn from Tucker’s 400 (!) scrapbooks—100 of which are archived at Brandeis University. “Hugely enjoyable. Will prompt an outburst of sophiemania.” –Toronto Star

Dir: William Gazecki | USA | 2014 | 96m | English

Special Guest: Joyce Antler, author A History of The Jewish Mother

CO-PRESENTED BY: Jewish Women’s Archive
SPONSORS: Brandeis University Alumni Association; Brandeis National Committee

Screening as part of
The National Center for Jewish Film’s
18th Annual Film Festival
April 30-May 15


Event Location: Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntingtone Ave, Remis Auditorium, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115

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Saturday, May 2, 2015, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$12.00 General
$10.00 MFA member
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