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Jacob Burns Film Center Hosts Westchester Jewish Film Festival

The Jacob Burns Film Center's Jewish Film Festival kicks off Wednesday.
The Jacob Burns Film Center's Jewish Film Festival kicks off Wednesday. Photo Credit: The Daily Voice File Photo

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. - The Jacob Burns Film Center will host the 2013 Jewish Film Festival - a three-week event that kicks off Wednesday.

The festival features 35 programs that celebrate the diversity of the Jewish experience, according to the film center. Among them is the Jewish influence on art, music and the performing arts, from the shtetl to Broadway.

A total of 14 discussions and six live performances will be held during the three-week event. The performances include singers, dancers and comedian David Steinberg.

The festival begins Wednesday with A.K.A. Doc Pomus, the story of one of the most successful songwriters of all time. Pomus penned "This Magic Moment," "Save the Last Dance For Me" and "Viva Las Vegas," among others. The 7 p.m. opening night event includes a question-and-answer session with director Peter Miller; producer Sharyn Felder, who is Doc’s daughter; film center Executive Director Steve Apkon; and live music.

For a full list of events, check out the Jacob Burns website .

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