Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012
5:30 p.m. Reception & Program
with jazz music by the Keith Oxman Trio
Phillips Social Hall, JCC, 350 Dahlia St.
7:30 & 7:45p.m. Film, Denver Film Center/Colfax
2510 East Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206
Tickets start at $150, please see “ticket prices” page or click the “box office” button to purchase. Tickets and special packages can also be reserved by calling (303) 316-6360
Sharon Haber, 2012 Mizel Arts and Culture
Center Cultural Achievement Honoree
How do you describe the incomparable Sharon Haber? Passionate dynamo. Warmly hilarious. Eclectic and sophisticated. A truly unforgettable personality. And now… 2012 Mizel Arts & Culture Center Cultural Achievement honoree. Sporting a unique blend of street smarts, impish wit, grassroots savvy and finely honed aesthetic sensibilities, Sharon Haber embodies the spirit of Jewish cultural service. Sharon’s passion for the arts began at age 10 when she saw her first foreign film, La Strada. Her fondest memories are rooted in her childhood in New York City: concerts in Central Park, jazz in Greenwich Village, riding the subway and pizza by the slice (eaten properly – folded in half). Sharon came to Denver, kicking and screaming, with her husband Jeffrey, in the early 70s. Sharon says “after crying every day for three years, her wonderful life in Denver began the minute she started working as art director at the JCC,” a post she held into the early 80s. Sharon is thrilled to now be in the position to give back to our community through her volunteer work for the Denver Jewish Film Festival over the last six years. Under her leadership, the film festival has experienced unprecedented growth and become an essential part of the Colorado cultural landscape. Her unbridled spirit of commitment and boundless enthusiasm provide a solid foundation for the festival’s colossal success.
About the Film:
Director: Yossi Madmoni
Hebrew with English Subtitles
Fidelman’s life is turned upside down when his longtime partner in their furniture restoration business suddenly passes away. With the business on the edge of bankruptcy, his son Noah, who has no appreciation for antiques, is eager to close the business, demolish the building and build a new apartment complex. But, a mysterious stranger appears, and Fidelman sees new possibilities for the business. The film comes alive through complex and multi-layered characters and their relationships form the foundation of the film. Like fine antique furniture, this film is full of subtleties and nuances to be savored and enjoyed long after the film is over. Colorado Premiere Roberta Bloom Selected Awards & Festivals Nominated for 11 Ophirs (Israeli Academy Awards), Winner of Best Film at the Jerusalem Film Festival; Dramatic Screenwriting Award at Sundance