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  • Israel Film Festival explores unfamiliar territory

    By Tom Tugend

    April 10, 2013 | 2:28 pm

    Among its other benefits, the Israel Film Festival takes even those of us familiar with the country to places and people we know only superficially, or not at all.

    Three of this festival’s movies — “Fill the Void,” “Sharqiya” and “Zaytoun” — go everywhere from inside an...

  • Israel Film Fest to fete Martin Landau

    By Pat Sierchio

    April 10, 2013 | 2:13 pm

    When he was barely out of his teens, Martin Landau was already a successful cartoonist working for the New York Daily News. In fact, the young artist was being groomed by the paper as its next theatrical caricaturist. Landau knew that if he got the job, he would never give it up. 

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  • Three films to focus on Israeli Air Force

    By Tom Tugend

    February 27, 2013 | 7:22 am

    Some 65 years after a band of foreign volunteers fought in the skies above Israel to assure the nation’s birth and survival, filmmakers are racing to bring their exploits to the screen before the last of the breed passes away.

    Among the competing producers and their financial...

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    February 1, 2013 | 4:33 pm

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  • ‘The Rabbi’s Cat’ got your French tongue

    by Michael Aushenker, Contributing Writer

    January 23, 2013 | 3:23 pm

    At only 41, Joann Sfar has enjoyed a meteoric rise in France, rocketing from cartoonist to filmmaker in short succession.

    Sephardi on his father’s side and Ashkenazi on his mother’s, Sfar created “The Rabbi’s Cat” graphic novels beginning in 2005— critical darlings, steeped in...

  • Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ and the Jews: an untold story

    by Lance J. Sussman

    January 17, 2013 | 12:01 pm

    I loved "Lincoln" as much as anyone and, as an American historian, took a special pleasure in it. Among many other things, I thought the depiction of Thaddeus Stevens was terrific. As the father of five children, all of whom grew up in the post-"E.T." era, I am grateful to Steven...

  • “The Flat” uncovers a relationship between a Nazi and a Jew

    By Tom Tugend

    October 17, 2012 | 1:51 pm

    The Israeli documentary “The Flat” begins in a Tel Aviv apartment, where half a dozen people are clearing out 70 years of clutter left behind by their grandmother, who has died recently at 98.

    After this deceptively low-key start, Arnon Goldfinger, the film’s director, writer and...

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