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Deconstructing Woody

By Sally Ogle Davis

December 11, 1997 | 7:00 pm

Woody Allen, Elizabeth Shue and Billy Crystal.


Film: Deconstructing Woody

By Sally Ogle Davis


Remember when Woody Allen, following the Soon Yi scandal, wasasked by the "60 Minutes" reporter... read full article

  • Film Notes:

    By William Yelles

    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...

  • Philosophers and Fools

    By Diane Arieff

    November 6, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Above, Suheil Hadad (left) and Muhamed Bakri (right) in "TheMilky Way"; Below, Arik Sharon in Jerusalem's Machane Yehuda.

    Features

    'The Milky Way'

    This earthy, lyrical film by writer-director Ali Nassar is easilyone of the festival's brightest highlights. Fresh, impassionedperformances...

  • Los Angeles Sephardic Film Festival

    By Eric Silver

    October 30, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    In Roger Hanin's semi-autobiographical film, "Soleil" (1997), 13-year-old Meyer is kicked out of school for being Jewish in Vichy North Africa. It is a sign that things have changed for his family in Algeria, where Jews had peacefully lived for centuries amid the Moslems. Now,...
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  • Jewish Leaders Condemn Tribute to Riefenstahl

    By Tom Tugend

    September 4, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Leni Riefenstahl, film director and producer, in a 1934 photo, at work on a documentary on the Nazi party in Germany. Spaarnestad Fotoarchief, Haarlen, Netherlands. Photo from "The World Must Know" Little, Brown and Company, 1993.
    An award bestowed on German filmmaker Leni...
  • Descending into His Past

    By Tom Tugend

    July 24, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Since actor Brad Pitt and his producers completed shooting the upcoming film "Seven Years in Tibet," they have made an embarrassing discovery: The hero of the movie, Austrian mountaineer, explorer and human rights activist Heinrich Harrer, was also a one-time member of Hitler's SA...
  • Straight Talk About Blacks and Jews

    By Diane Arieff

    July 24, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Issac Bitton meets Peter Noel, the man who saved his life during the Crown Heights riots.
    Among Jews, the subject of black-Jewish relations inevitably brings to the surface two impassioned, if not unrelated sentiments: a liberal nostalgia for the integrated social activism of days...
  • Celluloid Heroes

    July 10, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    I haven't given much
    thought to American movie stars in some years, by
    which I mean I've stopped thinking of actors as
    exemplars of national character, representatives of
    "us." My celluloid heroes defy national borders --
    they include Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and Denzel
    Washington....

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