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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Jewish Film Festival Presents - Lepke, staring Tony Curtis... TONIGHT...

For 10 years the Jewish Film Festival has brought Las Vegas a great series of films celebrating Jewish culture from Israel and the diaspora. This evening the JFF in conjunction with the City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs and the El Cortez Hotel and Casino will be presenting "Lepke" staring Tony Curtis. The film will be screened this evening at the Historic 5th Street School in Downtown. There will be an after screening party at the El Cortez.

About the Film...

LEPKE stars Tony Curtis as Louis “Lepke” Buchalter, the feared leader of Murder, Incorporated. A Brooklyn Jewish kid with sticky fingers and ambition who quickly graduates to labor racketeering and murder, he falls in love with nice Jewish girl, Bernice, whose parents insist they marry in a shul. When his partners Albert Anastasia and Lucky Luciano show up uninvited to the wedding party, it is clear to everyone that Lepke is not in the pickle business. Lepke provides a unique window into the Jewish immigrant experience in the trajectory of a man driven to achieve one version of the American dream. 

Saturday, January 29, 2011 @ 7:00 PM
Historic 5th Street School
401 South 4th Street
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101

(After Screening Party at El Cortez Hotel & Casino)
USA, 1975 * 110 Minutes * Adult Themes

Tickets: Free Screening, Limited Seating

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