Among the 26 feature films at
this year's JCC Ames Amzalak Rochester International
Jewish Film Festival, which continues through July 18, is a special preview of
the inspirational sports documentary, "On the Map." The film, which
will be screening for Rochester audiences ahead of its official U.S. premiere, chronicles
the gripping story of the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team's unprecedented
success in the 1977 European Championship Tournament.
Comedian Brandie Posey calls herself "20 percent white trash,"
which, she adds, is the perfect percent to be. A ska
kid from Maryland -- and current resident of a double-wide mobile home in Los
Angeles -- Posey, with bright blue hair and an unflinching, no-sacred-ground
approach to comedy, won't dodge anything onstage, including the death of her
mother from Multiple System Atrophy.
City last weekend stopped in to see Nate Hodge and Cordell Cordaro's collaborative exhibit of artwork that currently
fills the 26th floor of The Metropolitan at One South Clinton Avenue. Formerly called
Lincoln First Tower, and then later Chase Tower, the 1974 building is an iconic
part of Rochester's skyline and is known for its rows of vertical white "fin"
stripes and a base that curves outward as it meets the ground.