September 27, 2019
Community Newsletter
A STAR IS BORN - and it's you!
Sunday, October 27
Bagel Brunch at 10 am | Film at 11 am
$12 Members | $17 Public

A STAR IS BORN, and it’s you! Your gift to the Vic Skolnick Life of Our Cinema Campaign makes you one of the stars who makes all of our programs possible. Come celebrate the Life of Our Cinema with a special screening of the original 1937 A STAR IS BORN.
Enjoy a bagel brunch, some special remarks and updates, an exciting raffle, and a chance to see a great classic on the big screen, the way it was meant to be seen.

The Vic Skolnick Life of our Cinema Campaign raises critical program and operating funds so that we can continue to deliver our mission to bring the best in cinematic artistry to Long Island. Make an early gift to our campaign now by clicking HERE .

CLICK HERE for tickets to A STAR IS BORN
From filmmaker William A. Wellman comes the original, timeless tale of Hollywood fantasy and heartbreak. When a young actress (Janet Gaynor) arrives in Hollywood with hopes of stardom, a chance encounter places her under the wing of older actor Norman Maine (Fredric March). Academy Award winner for Best Original Screenplay and nominated for 6 Academy Awards. (USA, 1937, 111 min., English | Dir. William A. Wellman)
It's Not Too Late to Get in on the Fall Preview Club
This week, Preview Club members got a special treat. Tuesday's surprise film was the much anticipated PAIN AND GLORY from director Pedro Almodóvar which will be released next month, scheduled to open here at the Cinema Arts Centre on Friday October 25th. The screening also included a conversation with film critic Keith Ulich.

Members of the Preview Club attend special advance screenings of major new films prior to their New York release. Programmed by David Schwartz, Former Chief Curator of Museum of the Moving Image, the club features outstanding films from the festival circuit, always accompanied by discussions with guest speakers. Club members are invited to participate in the discussion. Films and guest speakers are a surprise until the night of the screening; members of this popular subscription series are introduced to a wide range of high-quality, discussion-provoking movies. 

While the Fall Season has already begun, a few spots are still available at a pro-rated price. You can take your chances on event night and see if there are seats available, or you can guarantee your seat by becoming a Preview Club Member.

For more info, CLICK HERE .
All of us at the Cinema Arts Centre are so grateful for the support of Gurwin Jewish Family of Services , who has helped make our Making Memories with Music Program and many other CAC programs possible. We are pleased to bring you the following message from Gurwin:

Do Seniors Really Need Vaccinations?

According to David Siskind, MD, DABFP, CMD, Chief Medical Officer at the Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Commack, NY, seniors most certainly do need vaccinations. As we get older, our bodies’ immune defenses become weaker, making us more susceptible to contracting illness, and to becoming sicker or even dying from those illnesses. We asked him for his thoughts on common vaccinations:

Flu: Dr. Siskind says this is an important annual vaccination for seniors. According to the CDC, seniors (those over 65) account for more than 70% of the flu-related deaths and as much as 70% of the flu-related hospitalizations. Strains of the flu are constantly changing; the annual vaccine protects against the flu strains that are expected to be active for the upcoming season. At the Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, residents are vaccinated beginning in early October, to be sure their immunity is built up by the time cases of the flu become apparent. The vaccine is safe for most people; of course, each person should consult their physician prior to being vaccinated to avoid contraindications.

Pneumonia: Seniors should also be protected with a pneumococcal vaccination, according to Dr. Siskind. Pneumococcal pneumonia can develop as a complication of the flu, so this extra protection is smart. In addition, the vaccine protects against other infections, such as blood stream infections and certain meningitis infections. Currently, the CDC recommends two pneumococcal vaccines for seniors, which protect against different organisms that can cause infection. Again, seniors should always consult with their physician to determine which vaccines are recommended for them.

Varicella Zoster: Better known as the “shingles vaccine,” Dr. Siskind recommends this vaccination for seniors as well. Those who have had the chicken pox are susceptible to contracting shingles, a painful, debilitating rash that generally affects one side of the body. The pain can linger for months or more. Seniors should discuss the vaccine with their doctors; even if they don’t remember having the chicken pox or have already had shingles, it is still recommended that they receive the vaccination.

Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis: Many physicians also advocate for seniors to receive the Tdap vaccine booster to prevent tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. Dr. Siskind says that while most adults received this vaccination as children, boosters are required to ensure immunity. Again, each senior should speak to his or her health care professional to determine if it is recommended.
“Vaccinations are important to our seniors,” Dr. Siskind said. “By vaccinating them from common illnesses, we can help to promote a healthy, active lifestyle.”

Dr. David Siskind is board certified in family practice and hospice and palliative medicine. 
He has been at Gurwin since 2011.

Click HERE to learn more about Gurwin Jewish Family of Services.
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Learn About Becoming a Volunteer Campaigner - and Learn More About the Cinema Arts Centre - Free Training Event
On Saturday, October 26, the Cinema Arts Centre's Director of Development Rene Bouchard will present a free training and informational session about the Cinema Arts Centre's mission, history, programs, finances, and the important role volunteers play in our annual appeal for program and operating support, the Vic Skolnick Life of Our Cinema Campaign.

We welcome all our fundraising volunteers, anyone who would like to learn more about what it means to be a volunteer campaigner, and anyone who would like to learn more about how we raise and spend our funds.

(Bagels will be served. The training will take one hour.)
 The Cinema Arts Centre is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. The mission of the Cinema Arts Centre is to bring the best in cinematic artistry to Long Island, and use the power of film to expand the awareness and consciousness of our community.
Thanks to our September Program Sponsors:
Thanks to Stuart and Ginger Polisner for their ongoing support of our Real-to-Reel and Creativity Series.

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