Downtown Express – Followed by an Event for Teens
Feb 10 at 3:05 pm
Director: David Grubin
In this Once meets The Jazz Singer story, Sasha (Grammy-nominated violinist Phillipe Quint) who, with his father and cousin form the Unique Quartet (the fourth member having been just deported to their native Russia), try to find a way to extend their visas rather than return to Russia. Sasha, a Juilliard student, is well on his way to the career his father has always imagined for him as a professional classical musician. But a chance meeting with Ramona (indie music sensation Nellie McKay), and her band, Downtown Express, opens his eyes to the contemporary music scene. Now Sasha must forge his own path, negotiating between his father’s Old World aspirations, which have their place in his soul, and the New World opportunities of contemporary music, which work their way into his heart. Colorado Premiere
Selected Awards & Festivals
Grand Jury Prize, Gasparilla International Film Festival; Opening Night Film, Cinema Arts Festival, Houston
Soundtown Express – An Event for Teens
Immediately following the screening of Downtown Express, teens are invited to use their film ticket to hop on board the Soundtown Express, a real time participatory music/sound happening in the JCC Boettcher Lobby. Bring your musical instruments, voices, and other sound producing devices and join this once in a lifetime experience!
Kosher snacks will be provided.
The event will last for about one hour
All About Braces and Rabbi Eliot & Hilary Baskin
In honor of Teen Film Board president, Jonah Baskin, and educational director, Gabe Baskin.
Teen Film Board Members
President: Jonah Baskin
Vice President: Sylvie Novins Montague
Communications Coordinator: Galit Deitel
Outreach Coordinator: Abe Mamet
Education Coordinator: Gabe Baskin
Marketing Coordinator: Joe Barber
Event Coordinator: Estee Hamo
Members at Large:
Yonatan Gottlieb, Ally Boyle, Sarah Senkfor, Jesse Aaronson