Jewish Journal

Jean Oppenheimer

  • ‘Evan Almighty’ production designer Linda DeScenna: I built the ark

    June 21, 2007 | 8:00 pm

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    In an accident of timing that surely has more to do with happenstance than with divine strategy, there will be a second Noah's Ark unveiled in Los Angeles this weekend, in addition to that at the Skirball.

    "Evan Almighty," a sequel of sorts...
  • Films: Danish director’s ‘After the Wedding’ is a full-fledged smash

    March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    One of Denmark's most successful film directors, Susanne Bier, is starting to make a name for herself here in the United States. Given that her latest film, "After the Wedding," was one of the five nominees for this year's Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, it might be more accurate...
  • A Jew,  a Catholic and a film crew walk into a born-again summer camp

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    What are a secular Jew and a lapsed Catholic doing making a film about born-again Christians?

    "We were interested in exploring children and faith," explained Rachel Grady, co-director of "Jesus Camp," a documentary about a summer program at which evangelical children are taught to...
  • ‘Match’ a Winner; Keep ‘Rumor’ Quiet

    December 22, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    "Match Point" marks a notable departure for Woody Allen, and not just because its story is set and was shot in England. Reminiscent in theme of "Crimes and Misdemeanors," though without the humor, there's a new tone to this film. Enough so that anybody entering the theater not...