Rush River movie debuts at MOMA
A movie with a Rush River connection is set to debut several long blocks down from another river — the Hudson. Its star is Jerry Lewis — yes, the Jerry Lewis — who celebrated his 90th birthday two weeks ago. Next Sunday, Lewis’s newest film, “Max Rose,” will premier at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Rush River Entertainment’s Bill Walton (a Harris Hollow resident who is also an investor in the company that publishes this newspaper) is an executive producer of the film.
In his first full-scale film role since “Funny Bones” in 1985, Lewis plays Max Rose, a former jazz pianist facing life in his late 80s after the passing of his beloved wife (played in flashbacks by Claire Bloom). Writer-director Daniel Noah frames Lewis’ controlled, resonant performance within a compact, visually expressive film that finds hope in the most despairing of contexts.
Jerry Lewis stars in “Max Rose.”