By Reporter staff
The Greater Binghamton Jewish Film Fest will hold a virtual showing of “Our Almost Completely True Love Story” in February. The film is a romantic comedy of “love discovered in the golden years.” A discussion of the film will be moderated by Richard Mattson on Sunday, February 4, at 6 pm. Mattson is an associate professor and director of the undergraduate program in psychology at Binghamton University. The link to the film will be sent to those who register by 5 pm on Thursday, February 1. People can register for the film and the discussion by clicking here. Donations are appreciated; the suggested donation is $10.
“Our Almost Completely True Love Story” tells a fictional version of the real life romance of actress Mariette Hartley and voice actor Jerry Sroka; both star in the film. It offers “over-the-top bits about the perils of online dating, wistful remembrances of the old days of Hollywood and awkward run-ins with exes.” The film was the winner of the Audience Award, Best Feature Comedy, at the Sedona International Film Festival and the winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Indie Fest Film Awards.
Sammie Purcell, Reporter Newspapers, called it “a delightfully sincere romantic comedy about the trials and tribulations of love, dating, and romance past middle age.” Herbert Paine, Broadway World, wrote, “Here’s a film wrapped in moments of genuine hilarity – repartee, one-liners, and situations that shine and resonate with comic brilliance” and noted that it is “a brilliantly paced and cleverly written account of love discovered in the golden years [and] is in itself a pure work of gold.”
“‘Our Almost Completely True Love Story’ is a charming film,” said Shelley Hubal, executive director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton, which sponsors the Film Fest. “This is the perfect movie for a cold winter night.”