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August 05, 1994 - Image 20

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1994-08-05

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SUMMER CONCERT

featuring

NEIL ALEXANDER AND
THE KLEZMER FUSION BAND

U-M Grads Plan
Area Film Festival

JENNIFER FINER STAFF WRITER

PHOTO BY GLENN TR I EST

Sunday, August 14, 1994
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Inglenook Park, Southfield

(W. Twelve Mile Road between Evergreen and Lahser)

In Case
of Rain
Concert
Cancelled

"Film Under the Stars" organizers Allen Wolff, Jon Goldstein and Bill Flagg.

ill Flagg, Jon Goldstein
and Allen Wolff have been
spending too much time to-
gether. But they aren't
complaining.
These University of Michigan
graduates work in a small office
with one phone and two chairs.
They are temporarily living in a
one-bedroom apartment and they
share the responsibility of coor-
dinating "Film Under the Stars,"
a free, 10-day outdoor film festi-
val that begins tonight on the
lawn at the Prudential Town
Center in Southfield.
Films as diverse as Casablan-
ca (tonight's movie), When Har-
ry Met Sally and 2001: A Space
Odyssey will be shown on a 20-
by-15-foot outdoor screen. The
event is a kick-off to promote
plans for the City Centre
— a soon-to-be-built downtown
area with outdoor cafes and
shops.
"We were looking for an outlet
to promote the City Centre and
their event was the perfect way
to introduce it," said Nina Green-
stein, the City Centre advisory
board consultant.
Mr. Flagg, 23, and Mr. Gold-
stein, 24, brought the concept of
an outdoor film festival to South-
field after seeing the success of a
similar event in Ann Arbor.
"When we went to the one in
Ann Arbor, the response to it was
extremely positive," Mr. Flagg
said. "It's a great community
event everyone really enjoyed. It
was nice to see how favorable the
community's response was."
Each night's movie starts at
sunset and is preceded by live en-
tertainment, beginning at 6 p.m.
A short film will be shown before
each feature movie.
The remainder of the schedule:

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T H E DE T RO IT J EWIS H N E WS

Sponsored by The Neighborhood Project, The City of Southfield and The Jewish News

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Tradition!
Tradition!

557-0109
Alicia R. Nelson

Aug 6 — Butch Cassidy & the
Sundance Kid
Aug 7 —Dr. Seuss Film Night
Aug 8 — Singing in the Rain •
Aug 9 — Field of Dreams
Aug 10 — 2001: A Space
Odyssey
Aug 11 — When Harry Met
Sally
Aug 12 — Goldfinger
Aug 13 — Cinema Paradiso
Aug 14 — Stand By Me
A portion of the concession pro-
ceeds will benefit the Food Bank
of Oakland County, and a food
collection drive will be held
throughout the event.
In preparation for the film fes-
tival, Mr. Flagg, a graduate of
North Farmington High School,
along with Mr. Goldstein and Mr.
Wolff, both Maryland natives,
have spent the past several
months planning logistics for the
festival, including finding corpo-
rate sponsors and building the
outdoor screen.
Outside of working on "Film
Under the Stars," these U-M
graduates have varied back-
grounds.
Mr. Goldstein, who graduated
with a degree in communications
and film, spent nine months in
California working for a produc-
tion company. Before returning
to Michigan, he lived in Wash-
ington, D.C., where he owns a
company that does printing for
the University of Maryland.
Mr. Flagg took a leave of ab-
sence from his bank job in Chica-
go to work on the film festival. He
established a poster-calendar
company in college, which is now
managed by Mr. Wolff.
"I passed up a trip to Europe
to come here," said Mr. Wolff, 22,
who majored in organizational
studies and pre-medicine. ❑

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