• NJFF: AKA DOC POMUS

    Dir. Peter Miller and Will Heckler, USA, 2012, 98 min., NR, HD
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    Part of The Nashville Jewish Film Festival

    *Immediately following Nosh and Happy Hour at the Pancake Pantry (5:30 pm).

    “Save the Last Dance For Me” and “This Magic Moment” are only two of over 1,000 songs written by Jerome Felder, better known as “Doc Pomus.” This documentary tells the story of a young Jewish boy who became one of the founders of rock n’ roll in the late 1950′s and 1960′s. He wrote, or co-wrote, many of Elvis Presley’s hits, as well as material for the Drifters, the Coasters, Ray Charles and Andy Williams. Although crippled by polio when he was six years old, Felder didn’t allow his handicap to keep him from his love of music.

    Special Guests: David Preston, Director of Writer/Publisher Relations, BMI, Nashville; Marshall Chapman, singer, songwriter, author and actress.
    
    2012 Grand Prize, Stony Brook Film Festival