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Gearing Up for 50

By Ruth Stroud

January 22, 1998 | 7:00 pm

The peace process is stalled, pluralism issues remain unresolved and the Netanyahu government is in turmoil. But organizers of a major, star-studded 50th anniversary tribute to Israel later... read full article
  • Celebrating the French and Chaplin

    By William Yelles

    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...

  • 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 how he could sleep with hisstepdaughter? He didn't seem to understand the question....

  • 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...

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  • 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,...
  • 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...

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