Sunday Oct. 8th, 2006 - 5:30pm
|HOLES IN MY SHOES|
David Wachs, United Kingdom, Documentary Feature 01:30:00
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.