Last stop Kew Gardens [videorecording] /
Ithaca Filmworks presents ; a Robert H. Lieberman film ; [written by Robert H. Lieberman] ; story, Richard Breyer.
"Full screen."
New York, NY : Sisu Home Entertainment, 2008.
1 videodisc (54 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
1560865687, 9781560865681
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New York, NY : Sisu Home Entertainment, 2008.
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Director of photography, David Leitner; editor, Richard Breyer; executive producer, Bill Gottdenker; associate producers: Joseph Demay, Gunilla Lieberman and Tom Corey; technical consultant, Erik Kandefer.
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Aspect ratio 1.66:1 (container says 4x3).
Special features: photo galleries: Lieberman's family in Poland; behind the scenes; childhood photos of participants; Kew Gardens, then & now.
Videodisc release of the documentary motion picture produced in 2007.
Interviews: Jerry Springer, Robert Schimmel, Josh Brand ... [et al.]
A journey to a place that became the last haven for Holocaust refugees, and the 'Americanized' kids that grew up there in the 1940's and 50's, in the heart of New York City.
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Rating: Not rated.
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DVD, NTSC, Region 1; Dolby Digital 2.0.
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Appeared in Library Journal on 2008-09-15:
Rather than a film about the Queens, NY, suburb of Kew Gardens, this is a very personal film from novelist Lieberman (The Last Boy), who grew up in the neighborhood, about his reconnections with old schoolmates, neighbors, and family. He makes some interesting observations along the way, discovering how his generation of mostly sons and daughters of Jewish refugees and Holocaust survivors have grown up to be overachievers still bearing the scars of their parents' experience. But the film is a messy, disjointed ramble of finding these folks. Everyone seems very nice but not terribly interesting, and the introspective interludes with Lieberman are a bit too self-important. A documentary about Kew Gardens would have been more appealing, maybe told through memories of the people we met here.--Ellen Druda, Half Hollow Hills Community Lib., Dix Hills, New York (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Film director and best-selling novelist Robert H. Lieberman takes us on an engrossing journey to meet the "Americanized" kids who grew up in 1940s and '50s Kew Gardens, an "immigrant village" in the heart of New York City. Come along for the ride as the filmmaker spirals in to the place he fled as a young man. You'll be fascinated to meet these children of refugees and survivors. They include personalities such as TV's Jerry Springer, and many other dynamic individuals who enrich our culture.

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