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An Extraordinary But Little-Known Jewish Filmmaker Explores the Nature of Cinema

January 29, 2016
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An Extraordinary But Little-Known Jewish Filmmaker Explores the Nature of Cinema

Brooklyn-born avant-garde filmmaker Ken Jacobs has been testing the boundaries of cinema for six decades. His first film “Orchard Street” (1956) portrays the vanishing Jewish immigrant population on the Lower East Side in 27 minutes. Meanwhile, “Star Spangled to Death” is seven hours of found footage that questions the mythology…

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“Son of Saul” Has Gone and Changed Holocaust Films Forever

December 18, 2015
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Opening Today, "Son of Saul" Changes Holocaust Films Forever

Son of Saul, Hungarian director Laszlo Nemes’s powerful debut, begins out of focus and stays…

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When Jews and Gangsta Rappers Feud

August 13, 2015
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Why These Gangsta Rappers Feuded With Their Jewish Manager

The long-awaited biopic Straight Outta Compton about the meteoric rise and fall of the gangsta…

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The Jewish Visionary Behind a Southern Black School Movement

August 11, 2015
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The Jewish Visionary Behind Revolutionary Rural Black Schools

Julius Rosenwald might be the biggest American Jewish…

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The Sordid Nazi History Behind This Famous Klimt Painting

July 14, 2015
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Painted by Klimt, Stolen by the Nazis, and Finally Recovered

Maria Altmann’s story has all the hallmarks of…

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Where Teenage Love is Anything But Ordinary

June 23, 2015
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Best known as a columnist, novelist, and writer…

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The Little-Known History of Ecuadorian Jews

June 18, 2015
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The Little-Known History of Ecuadorian Jews

Every immigration has its adjustments, but for the…

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Painter Marc Chagall’s Fantastical Life, On Screen

June 10, 2015
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Painter Marc Chagall's Fantastical Life, in a New Movie

Marc Chagall’s fraught, fantastic life began at birth.…

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The Israeli-American Obsessed With Lying

June 4, 2015
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“The bigger brain, the larger the capacity to…

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Gay & Arab in Tel Aviv

June 3, 2015
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On Being Gay & Arab in Tel Aviv

“Gay Israelis say, ‘You don’t feel accepted here?…

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Dance Party for Buchenwald Survivors!

May 27, 2015
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Dance Party for Buchenwald Survivors!

Every year, a group of Buchenwald concentration camp…

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Watch Emma Goldman’s Radical Life, 75 Years After Her Death

May 13, 2015
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Honor Emma Goldman and the 75th anniversary of…

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