Santino and Hudes Invite Neighbors to L.I. International Film Festival in Bellmore, Honor Local Filmmakers for Works

Hempstead Town Supervisor Anthony J. Santino and Councilman Gary Hudes encourage neighbors to visit Bellmore this week for the Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE), a festival of fine films created by talented writers, producers and directors from across the world. Films featured in LIIFE will be screened from July 13th to July 21st at Bellmore Movies on 222 Pettit Avenue in Bellmore.

Santino and Hudes met and congratulated a local filmmaker, Shari Umansky featuring the film “Immunity” in her hometown of Bellmore, along with her co-producer Adam Broder of Freeport. According to the film’s synopsis, “Immunity,” a short film set in 1942 Auschwitz during the Holocaust, focuses on a “deadly game is being played out by a young SS officer and his once beloved teacher, a Jew, who now finds that her most prized pupil has become her tormentor.”

“I encourage moviegoers to come to downtown Bellmore, visit local businesses and catch one of these great international films throughout the week,” Hudes said.   

“Hempstead Town is proud to host Long Island International Film Expo, a fun and educational attraction for film buffs and casual viewers,” Santino said. “Congratulations to all of the talented filmmakers who made this festival possible.”

For more information, visit the Bellmore Movies box office or visit the LIIFE web site at www.longislandfilmexpo.org.