A New York Triptych: Three films by or about New Yorkers
Regarding Susan Sontag Sukkah Ciy Doc Pomus

Regarding Susan Sontag

Sukkah City

AKA Doc Pomus

“Absorbing …”
Boston Globe
“One of a kind happening.”
Atlantic Monthly
“‘Doc’ doc rocks!”
Huffington Post
“Regarding Susan Sontag” is an intimate and nuanced investigation into the life of one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th century. Passionate and gracefully outspoken throughout her career, Susan Sontag became one of the most important literary, political and feminist icons of her generation. “Sukkah City” was the brainchild of best-selling author Joshua Foer and Reboot founder Roger Bennett. Foer asked, what if contemporary architects and designers were challenged to design and construct twelve radical sukkahs? And so was born the design competition and exhibition known as “Sukkah City.” Paralyzed with polio as a child, Brooklyn-born Jerome Felder reinvented himself first as a blues singer, renaming himself Doc Pomus, then emerged as a one of the most brilliant songwriters of the early rock and roll era, writing “Save the Last Dance for Me,” “This Magic Moment,” “A Teenager in Love,” and dozens of other hits all from a wheelchair.
Sat Nov 8, 7:30 PM
Preceded by a
Dessert Reception 6:30 PM
Center for Contemporary Arts

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Sun Nov 09, 4:30 PM
Exhibit of drawings of
selected submissions.
Center for Contemporary Arts

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Sun Nov 9, 7:00 PM
Preceded by optional
DJ Pizza Party 6:00 PM
Center for Contemporary Arts

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Fifth Season Starts

Vertical Triptych websiteOur fifth season gets underway the weekend of November 8 and 9 with a “New York Triptych”, three films by or about New Yorkers.

Join us and be the first Santa Feans to see “Regarding Susan Sontag”, a film that won Special Jury Mention at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Come early and enjoy a special Dessert Reception before the film.

Next is one of the most unique juried architectural competitions ever created and the subject of “Sukkah City”. We’ll have an exhibit of drawings of selected submissions. Top it all off with a DJ Pizza Party followed by a documentary about one of the best songwriters of early rock and roll, “AKA Doc Pomus”.

New! Pop-Up Films

Popup-FilmSee the latest from international film festivals such as Cannes, Venice, and Sundance with our “pop-up” film selections. These are films right after they premiere and before anyone else gets to see them, or extra special films that are only available for a very short period of time.

New! Cinema Salon

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We’re doing something new this season. We’re screening a few select films along with in-depth talks and discussions to deepen your understanding. So sit back, relax and be ready to expand your horizons with our new “Cinema Salon” series. It starts January 25 with “The Dybbuk” with Lois Rudnick who will take you on a journey in directions you wouldn’t have imagined.