STAMFORD, Conn. -- Every wonder why New Yorkers say "fuhgeddaboudit?" Director Heather Quinlan will try to answer that question and more in a special presentation of her documentary on the history of the New York accent, "If These Knishes Could Talk," at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at Stamford's Avon Theatre.
A post-film question-and-answer session with Quinlan will be conducted following the film.
"If These Knishes Could Talk" explores the history of the New York accent, how it has evolved and "the love/hate relationship New Yorkers have with it."
The film features writer Pete Hamill, director Penny Marshall, attorney Alan Dershowitz and screenwriter James McBride, along with a cast of characters from Throgs Neck to Canarsie.
The film also will reveal a few surprising facts, such as why there’s no such thing as a Brooklyn accent and how there's a New York accent in sign language.
Quinlan's film has been featured in New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Daily News, WNBC-TV, BBC and BBC Scotland.
Tickets are free for Carte Blanche members, $6 for members, $8 for seniors and students and $11 for non-members.
Call the Avon business office at 203-661-0321 or the box office at 203-967-3660, x2 for advance tickets.