Film Fest Closing Night: Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me @ The NEON
10 May 2018 @ 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm
SOLD OUT! But we’re having an encore showing! Thursday, May 24 at 7:30PM @ The NEON!
2017 | Running Time: 100 minutes | English
A dancer, singer, impressionist, and actor of unparalleled charisma, Sammy Davis Jr. began dazzling audiences at age three and never stopped until his death at 64. A star of stage and screen and member of the legendary Rat Pack, he broke racial barriers but paid a heavy price for it. Defying societal norms concerning interracial romance, religion, and political affiliation, Davis courted controversy many times, but always with grace and honesty. Davis inspired African Americans with his showbiz successes and his alignment with Martin Luther King; he also baffled progressive admirers by campaigning for Nixon and going to Vietnam. He was a performer and a patriot, and as devoted to Judaism as he was to entertainment.
$9 adult. $8 student tickets available at the door only.
Guest Speaker – Marshall Weiss
Marshall Weiss is the founding editor and publisher of The Dayton Jewish Observer, which he began publishing for The Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton more than two decades ago. A past president of the American Jewish Press Association, Marshall is the recipient of numerous first-place awards from AJPA and the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists.
Nominated: Best Documentary, Philadelphia FF; Offical Selection, Toronto International FF
Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu8AV81ANTw
2018 Film Festival Corporate Sponsors
– Economy Linen, Inc.
– Morris Furniture Company
Premium Event Supporters
– Brady Ware
– Friends of Washington Centerville Public Library
– Washington Centerville Public Library
– Wiley’s Comedy Joint
– Square One Salon and Day Spa