June 22, 2018
Community Newsletter
Special Programs Curator Dr. Jud Newborn Receives Prestigious Honor
CAC Special Programs Curator Dr. Jud Newborn with CAC Co-Founder and Co-Director Charlotte Sky
On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, Dr. Jud Newborn was presented with the 2018 SAFA Human Writes Award by the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect at its 22nd Annual “Spirit of Anne Frank Awards” Gala.

Dr. Jud Newborn - who serves the Cinema Arts Centre as a consultant, bringing many renowned celebrities to our venue and producing extraordinary events - served as Founding Historian and co-creator of New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage--A Living Memorial to the Holocaust (1986 - 2000). He is co-author of the critically acclaimed
classic, Sophie Scholl and the White Rose , now in a 3rd, Special 75th Anniversary Year Edition. Dr. Newborn is also an internationally renowned dramatic multimedia lecture artist, erstwhile “Nazi Hunter” and “undercover agent” during Communist Martial Rule in Poland, and an expert on anti-Semitism, extremism and the fight for democracy and human rights worldwide.

Most recently, Dr. Newborn was instrumental in salvaging one of the world’s most important collections of 900 anti-Semitic artifacts covering 500 years, for which he found safe haven at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The Katz-Ehrenthal Collection helps fill a tremendous gap in explaining the Holocaust by showing how much anti-Semitism was part-and-parcel of popular culture in Europe for centuries. It also covers anti-Semitism in the USA.

In his acceptance speech , Dr. Newborn remarked:

"There could be no honor more meaningful to me than the Spirit of Anne Frank Human Writes Award. I thank you deeply, from the heart. I’d like to share with you some thoughts tonight that may give this year’s commemoration of Anne Frank’s birthday a new perspective.

"An important part of my work is presenting four inspiring multimedia lecture programs, with stirring music, compelling images and dramatic storytelling. One of the most popular - based partly on my co-authored book - is “Speaking Truth To Power: The White Rose Anti-Nazi Resistance - And Heroes in the Fight for Human Rights Today.”

"When first researching this in Germany, I came across some diary entries by Sophie Scholl...

"...Starting at ages 12 and 15, Sophie Scholl and her brother Hans were fanatical Hitler Youth leaders who transformed uniquely to become the greatest heroes of the German anti-Nazi resistance, and icons of “civil courage” in Germany today. From June 1942 to February 1943 - while Anne was in hiding - the Scholls and a handful of comrades issued a staccato burst of six eloquent anti-Nazi leaflets, which they distributed daringly
throughout wartime Germany, from Hamburg to Vienna.

"Here’s a quote from one of their leaflets: 'Seit dem Anfang des Krieges … Since the beginning of the war 300,000 Jews have been murdered in the most bestial manner. This is a crime unparalleled in human history - a crime against the dignity of man. But why tell you these things when you already know them? Everyone wants to be exonerated, but you cannot be - because everyone is guilty, guilty, guilty. Wir Schweigen nicht!... We will not be silent! We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will not leave you in peace!' '

All of us at the Cinema Arts Centre are deeply proud of our colleague, Dr. Jud Newborn and the recognition he has received for this important work.
Amy Poehler with Dr. Jud Newborn (photo credit: AHC)
Dr. Jud Newborn (photo credit: AFC)
Member Spotlight: Meghan and Chris
Recently CAC Members, Meghan and Chris sat down for a conversation with our Director of Publicity and Promotion, Raj Tawney. Click below for the full interview...including their winning Trivia Night strategy, what it's like to be neighbors with our own Fred Craden who hosts many CAC events , and why the CAC is a great place for date night!
Come Sit in Our Sample Seat!
Thanks to many people who made purchases of seat plaques and gave other contributions toward seats last year, we have a portion of funds raised to buy NEW seats for Theaters One and Two. A sample seat is in our lobby now. Next time you come to the movies, feel free to try it out!

As you may recall, late in 2016, the Cinema Arts Centre was offered a remarkable deal on used seats to replace the seats in Theaters One and Two, improving comfort and providing cup holders. We began to raise funds to replace our seats through the 2016 Life of the Cinema Campaign and through the sale of seat plaques. When the seller was not able to deliver on timeline, we stopped the sale of seat plaques and notified members and donors about the indefinite delay. It has now become clear that the seller will not be able to make the used seats available to us, despite the offer, due to unforeseen circumstances.

Therefore, we have determined that the best course of action is to purchase NEW seats. We are applying for a large capital grant, searching for other institutional funders, and resuming sale of seat plaques , so we can complete this project in 2019.

We know how important it is to replace our old and damaged seats and provide greater comfort to you, our members and patrons who make all that we do possible.

For more information, please contact rene@cinemaartscentre.org.
Our Sale Ends June 30th!
Our fiscal year and our Spring Membership Sale end on June 30th. You can help us end our fiscal year on the strongest note possible and get great benefits at the same time.

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Join, renew, or upgrade by June 30, 2018,
and you will be
automatically entered into a drawing to win a VIP table for 4
at our 2019 Academy Awards Night Fundraiser to be held in our Sky Room Cafe - one of the most anticipated events of each year!
 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.
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