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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... read full article

  • 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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  • 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....
  • The Lost Children

    By Tom Tugend

    May 29, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    In April 1942, the Gestapo closed down the Grosse Hamburgerstrasse Schule, the last Jewish school in Berlin.

    Of the school's pupils. many perished in the Holocaust, some found refuge abroad, and a few managed to hide in Berlin throughout the war.

    A year ago, the Shoah Visual History...

  • Family Business

    By Diane Arieff

    May 22, 1997 | 7:59 pm

    Seated, the late Max Laemmle, founder of the theater chain, with son Robert, left, and grandson Greg.
    Back in the heyday of the self-made Jewish movie moguls, the studios were, to a certain degree, family businesses. For Louis B. Mayer, Jack and Harry Warner, and others, nepotism...

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