Local Screening Of 'THE ROMEOWS'
"Touching," and "life-affirming." These have been words used to describe "THE ROMEOWS," a film that has received positive reviews from audiences young and old, wherever it has been shown. On Wednesday, September 30 this new film by Rockaway filmmaker Robert Sarnoff will be shown at 4 p.m. in the Tanger Auditorium at Brooklyn College. Admission is free.
The film is the true story of 50 years of friendship, 50 years of commitment and continuity among several men, now in their early 70s, who went to Brooklyn College together and have stayed together: stayed Retired Older Men Eating Out Wednesdays. These men are funny, active, intelligent, knowledgeable. They bring these qualities to the table, literally, as they meet weekly to go to ball games, restaurants, BC, having lively discussions of the world, life, themselves, their families through the prism of decades of experience and the burning desire to "leave it all better than it is."
Sarnoff, who is one of THE ROMEOWS, says, "Put all these ROMEOWS together, squint, and you get an amalgam of Tommy Lee Jones, Jack Nicolson and Clint Eastwood stating truths too sensitive for their wives or kids, too honest, too intense. 'When We Get Together We Get Younger,' an original soundtrack, punctuates the film, highlighting the fun, affection and intensity of these weathered, vibrant men continuing to continue their affirmation of life. Sarnoff quotes the last words of Buddha. "Tell the chef, thanks for the meal."
What will be screened on September 30 is a highly polished rough cut of the film. Sarnoff says he will use the Q&A with the audience following the showing to help make final decisions on what works best for an audience. If you wish to come to the film, contact the Alumni Association to reserve seats: 718-951-5065 or e-mail: orlettew@ Brooklyn.cuny.edu by today, September 25. Seating is limited.