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Jewish Journal

William Yelles

  • Life’s Dualities

    May 21, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Craig Richardson always wanted to make a moviethat involved survivors of Nazi Germany, especially after seeingfilms of the liberation of the concentration camps. But as thesubject matter has been explored numerous times, Richardson wanted todo it a little bit differently. "I wanted...

  • Musical and Comic Legends

    May 14, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    "Rhapsody in Blue: The George Gershwin Story," withRobert Alda as Gershwin and Joan Leslie as a fictional loveinterest.

    If all you knew about composer George Gershwin washis body of work -- "An American in Paris," "Rhapsody in Blue,""Porgy and Bess," plus countless enduring melodies...

  • Remembering Poland’s Jews

    May 7, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish roots in predominantly Catholic Poland canbe traced back to the 11th century. But when an estimated 88 percentof the 3.3 million Jews in Poland died in the Holocaust, thecountry's thriving Yiddish theater, literature and culture ceased toexist as well.

    The Jewish response to...

  • ‘Imagining Israel’

    April 30, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    The Skirball Cultural Center, in association withthe Museum of Television and Radio, presents "Imagining Israel: American Visions," a film series of American-made movies and televisionprograms that aims to examine how Hollywood's vision of Israel hasevolved over the past half...

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  • Film Screenings

    April 2, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Makers of short films routinely encounter the difficulty of getting their movies seen by an audience greater than their parents, cast and crew. But the makers of "Visas and Virtues"have had better luck than most.

    Director and star Chris Tashima and producer Chris Donahue recently...

  • Finding Faith

    March 26, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Like the priest in her latest movie, directorLesli Linka Glatter is finding her own faith.

    Set in aristocratic 1930s Boston, "TheProposition" stars William Hurt and Madeleine Stowe as Arthur andEleanor Barrett, an infertile couple who go to extreme measures toconceive. They employ the...

  • The Ashes of Memory

    March 19, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    How do you go from co-starring on a popular sitcomto directing a documentary at Auschwitz? Just ask MichaelO'Keefe.

    The actor, best known for his role as Fred on"Roseanne," was approached by his teacher, Bernie Glassman of the ZenPeacemaker Order, to attend a meditation conference...

  • The Proposition

    March 5, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Like the priest in her latest movie, directorLesli Linka Glatter is finding her own faith.

    Set in aristocratic 1930s Boston, "TheProposition" stars William Hurt and Madeleine Stowe as Arthur andEleanor Barrett, an infertile couple who go to extreme measures toconceive. They employ the...

  • A Cinematic Salute to Israel

    February 26, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    For the next five Tuesdays, Sephardic TempleTifereth Israel will commemorate Israel's 50 years of independence,with free screenings of films produced in the nation or celebratingmoments in its history. The series begins this week with "Hanna'sWar," the inspiring true story of Hanna...

  • Film School in Two Days

    February 19, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Film School in Two Days

    In one weekend instead of four years, Dov S-S Simensteaches future Hollywood hyphenators how to make their movies anddeals

    By William Yelles, Calendar Editor

    Dov S-S Simens teaches students the basics offilmmaking and marketing at his weekend seminar, below.

    ...

  • Fine Cut: A Festival of Student Film

    February 19, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Student films from throughout Southern California are currentlybeing featured on the three-part KCET series "Fine Cut: A Festival ofStudent Film," airing on Sundays at 10 p.m. The series, hosted bydirector Michael Apted, will feature a total of 17 films fromstudents at UCLA, USC,...

  • Fine Cut: A Festival of Student Film

    February 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Student films from throughout Southern California are currentlybeing featured on the three-part KCET series "Fine Cut: A Festival ofStudent Film," airing on Sundays at 10 p.m. The series, hosted bydirector Michael Apted, will feature a total of 17 films fromstudents at UCLA, USC,...

  • Spectator

    February 5, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    The sixth annual Pan African Film Festival, the largest U.S.festival dedicated to black cinema, will exhibit more than 60features, shorts and documentaries from across North America, Africa,Europe and the South Pacific. Of particular interest to the Jewishcommunity is the documentary...

  • Spectator

    January 29, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    The Los Angeles County Museum of Art'smonth-long salute to Charles Chaplin concludes Saturday, Jan. 31,with a screening of his most serious film, also arguably his best.

    "Limelight" stars Chaplin as an actor on the skids who takes inhis neighbor, a suicidal ballerina (Claire Bloom). He falls for herwhile she recuperates in his care, but while she overcomes herdepression, he falls back into alcoholism after a series of careerdisappointments. Bloom convinces him to

  • Spectator

    January 22, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Eddie Cantor, among the Jewishperformers featured in the Skirball Cultural Center's current filmseries.

    The Skirball Cultural Center is continuing its "Vaudeville: JewishPerformers in Early Sound Film" series with screenings of the MarxBrothers, Eddie Cantor, and Burns and Allen,...

  • Celebrating the French and Chaplin

    January 15, 1998 | 7:00 pm

     

    "Perfect Love," one of the Los Angeles premieres at theCinematheque this month.

    The American Cinematheque continues its series, "Fast Forward:Recent French Filmmaking 1986-1998," with a salute to directorOlivier Assayas, several stateside and Los Angeles premières,and a collection of...

  • Film Notes:

    December 11, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    As the year winds to a close and the race for Oscar glory heatsup, one of the year's best films has returned to the screen in orderto gain much-needed, and deserved, attention.

    Victoire Thivisol as Ponette and Xavier Beauvois as herfather.

    "Ponette" is a small gem from France about the...

  • Young and Independent

    June 12, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Notes from a visit with a senior class: After seeing friends and peers smoking marijuana and using other drugs , students at Shalhevet High School didn't wait for their parents or teachers to educate them about the harmful effects of narcotics. Instead, they undertook the challenge...
  • Remembering

    May 8, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Author Chaim Potok delivered the keynote address at the ceremony.

    Many members of the Los Angeles Jewish community along with numerous dignitaries, including Gov. Pete Wilson, gathered last Sunday to commemorate Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, during ceremonies at Sinai...

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