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Jewish Film Festival - Circumcise Me

Location: Gordon Center For Performing Arts
Brought To You By: JCC of Greater Baltimore
Phone: 410.542.4900
Event Website: Click here

Cost: $9.00

Dates & Times:
05/07/2009 :: 07:30 PM

The 21st Annual William and Irene Weinberg Family Baltimore Jewish Film Festival Circumcise Me United States/Israel, 2007; Directors, David Blumenfeld and Matthew Kalman Tonight's film starts out, “My aunt was a nun. That makes Jesus my uncle.” It only took three conversions for this hysterically funny and celebrated stand-up comic to become a Jew. Yisrael Campbell wears Hassidic side-curls, the observant’s big black hat and frock coat, his every-day and stage wardrobe. As you watch one of his sold-out performances you learn his amazing life story. His incomparable humor will keep you laughing for days. Yisrael, born Christopher Campbell, is the son of an ex-nun and a school teacher who became a drug addict in Philadelphia. As Yisrael takes us along, we find out more about his spiritual journey from Philadelphia, to acting studies in New York, then to L.A., and on to Israel. His numerous and brave conversions, “I told the rabbi, I’ll do a third circumcision” coupled with his true avatars have the serious undertones of a complicated and impressive human being. His one-man show is planned for Broadway soon. This is a live-documentary you will never forget. Honored and Special Guest Speaker: Yisrael Campbell in person

Jewish Film Festival - Circumcise Me
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