Sunday Oct. 8th, 2006 - 5:30pm
Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave. @ W. 12th St. Ticket are $6.00 and go on sale 30 minutes prior to showtime.
Jack Beers & director David Wachs will be in attendance for a Q&A after the screening. Live music before and after the show by Margot Leverett & the Klezmer Mountain Boys.


David Wachs, United Kingdom, Documentary Feature 01:30:00
94-year-old New Yorker Jack Beers, has broken the age barrier full force! He can do what most young men can (and some!), and his many diverse lifetime achievements, helping to shape New York City and more, would take many men to accomplish. This is an inspiring, funny and moving film – a true rags to riches story, overcoming adversity.

The film begins with an acknowledgement of Jack from Mayor Bloomberg for his contribution over a century to New York City, then we see Jack’s name in lights on the famous marquee of Radio City Music Hall, then, at 94, Jack rips a Greenwich, Connecticut telephone book into 4 pieces with his hands – this is ONLY the beginning.

Jack was raised in poverty in the Lower East Side, became a ‘strongman’ and was known as “New York City’s Strongest Boy”, he helped build Radio City Music Hall, at The Manhattan Project he invented something that shortened WW2 and saved many lives, he erected the Empire State Building spire (we see Jack at the top – via helicopter), he was a professional dog trainer, was a film actor in over 200 films, beat terminal illnesses, and today rides 3-5 miles per day on a stationary bike.

As a grand finale, the film ends with Jack singing “When You’re Smiling” on top of the Empire State Building in true Jack Beers style.

He’s “goin’ for 100!”

This is a profound, moving and richly entertaining story for all ages.