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Jewish themes on tap at Sundance festival

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/up_front/article/jewish_themes_on_tap_at_sundance_festival_20080118

"I never sold weed after high school -- I swear," said 31-year-old filmmaker Jonathan Levine. Instead, he said, "The Wackness," which revolves around a dealer who trades pot for therapy sessions (and premieres in competition at the Sundance Film Festival this week), was inspired by his teen angst back in 1994, as he bemoaned his social status, bickered with his Jewish parents and obsessed about what he calls life's "wackness, the awful stuff, rather than living in the moment."

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