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Monday, Nov 12, 2012 12:15 PM
MONDAY MATINEE FILMS
A boxed lunch is available upon reservation.
 
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The Cake Lady, Nov. 12 at 12:15 pm.  Directed by Adam Hirsch.  Produced by Brittany Tenenbaum, USA, 2012.  30 minutes, English.  Documentary.

Meet Fay Tenenbaum, whose sense of humor, willingness to give to others, and love for baking help her with the transition of moving into assisted living.

Special guest: “The Cake Lady,” Fay Tenenbaum, Director Adam Hirsch and Producer Brittany Tenebaum.

Dressing America: Tales from the Garment Center, Nov. 12 at 12:15 pm.  Directed by  Steven Fischler and Joel Sucher, USA, 2009.  57 minutes, English.  Documentary.

A boxed lunch is available upon reservation.

“Mavens of the shmatte business” come together to pay tribute to the Jewish immigrant roots of New York’s garment industry.  Cultural scholars and family members share stories about the 20 square block radius of Seventh Avenue that made 80 percent of the clothing in the U.S.A. in the 1920s.  Dressing America shows how Jewish immigrants paved the way for the likes of Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Isaac Mizrahi and others.

Special Guest: Howard Stringer, Retired President and Chairman of Colonial Corp. of America, a publicly owned apparel manufacturer with 40 factories.