Dressing America
West Newton CinemaSun, Nov 11, 2012 4:00 PM Rush Line Only  
Coolidge Corner TheatreWed, Nov 14, 2012 1:00 PM Event Date Passed  
Cinema SalemWed, Nov 14, 2012 2:00 PM Tickets available at venue  
Film Info
Program:Not a Doctor, Not a Lawyer
Director(s):Stephen Fischler
Joel Sucher
Running Time:57 min
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:New England Premiere
In Person/Special Program:(11/11) Discussion led by Erin Trahan, film journalist
Elliot Honig, former third-generation textile company owner
Stanley Goldstein, son of Henry Goldstein, Hat Maker
Sponsored By:Jewish Federation of the North Shore

What were once shmattas (rags) became the material that clothed America.  This engaging cultural-historical documentary looks at the hustle and bustle of the Big Appleā€™s heavily Jewish garment district through the eyes of an octogenarian fabric salesman, the creator of New York Fashion Week and the third-generation owners of a machine shop.

(screens with Sorry, Rabbi, part of Not a Doctor, Not a Lawyer series)

Included Shorts
Sorry, Rabbi (10min) More