Posts Tagged ‘ film ’

A “Whodunnit” Murder Mystery About Anti-Semitism in Modern Poland

August 25, 2016
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How deep does anti-Semitism go in modern Poland? In the riveting Polish thriller A Grain of Truth, a woman turns up dead in the small village of Sandomierz, and prosecutor Teodor Szacki (Robert Więckiewicz) is put on the case. It turns out the woman was killed with a knife used…

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Searching For a Long-Lost Lover, From Israel to the American Open Road

August 25, 2016
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Is That You?, a new film by director Dani Menkin, straddles two rom-com sub-genres: the…

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A Riveting Gay Family Drama, From Israel to London and Back Again

August 9, 2016
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A Riveting Gay Family Drama, From Israel to London and Back Again

During rehearsal for the London Gay Men’s Chorus, Saar Maoz gets a shoulder massage from…

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Yitzhak Rabin Narrates His New Biopic From The Grave

May 6, 2016
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Being Dead Hasn't Stopped Rabin From Narrating His New Biopic

“I think you could say I’m an introverted…

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London’s Challah Has a New, Elevating Secret Ingredient

April 28, 2016
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Grandpa’s challah has a new skunky smell, and…

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Love, Marriage, and Toilet Paper: Israel’s “Wedding Doll”

April 14, 2016
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Love, Marriage and Toilet Paper: Israel’s Wedding Doll

The film Wedding Doll is set in an…

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A Jewish Mother-Daughter Relationship Like No Other

April 4, 2016
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In a telling scene midway through Emmy award-winning…

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A 1963 French Detective Holocaust Novel Gets a New Life

February 23, 2016
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A little remembered 1963 French detective novel by…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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