October 11, 2007
From Golda to Carter—Jewish history’s heroes and villains get screen time
(Page 2 - Previous Page)Most of the acting is also overheated, with the exception of veteran professionals Ian Holm as David Ben-Gurion and Tovah Feldshuh, who can probably play the role in her sleep, as Golda Meir.
"O Jerusalem" opens Oct. 24 at the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles, Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and Town Center 5 in Encino.
"Jimmy Carter Man From Plains" begins and ends in his Georgia hometown, population 635, but the better part of the two-hour documentary follows his national book tour in November and December of last year. The book the ex-president was flogging was "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid," whose title and content is invariably preceded by the word "controversial."
Producer-director Jonathan Demme presents a generally sympathetic picture of the 84-year-old Carter but gives critics, including Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz, a fair shot at questioning Carter's pro-Palestinian bias.
Like him or not, Carter never loses his cool, even during a Q-and-A at Brandeis University, an approach some of his more intemperate opponents might well copy.
"Jimmy Carter" opens Oct. 26 at Sunset 5 in West Hollywood, Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and Town Center 5 in Encino.
Related story: Local Iranians hate Carter
Links to all the films:
"Terror's Advocate": http://www.terrorsadvocate.com.
The Hungarian Film Festival: http:// www.hungarianfilmfestivalla.com.
"Golda's Balcony": http://www.goldasbalconythefilm.com.
"O Jerusalem": http://www.samuelgoldwynfilms.com.
"Jimmy Carter": http://www.sonyclassics.com/jimmycartermanfromplains.
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