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  • Day Four at Sundance:  Hollywood Shabbat

    By Larry Mark

    January 18, 2009 | 7:04 pm

    By Larry Mark

    As sundown came to Sundance on Friday evening, I prepared to trek over to the local synagogue, Temple Har Shalom, now ensconced in a beautiful new building, complete with a theater for Sundance’s use.  It was the weekend of parshat Shemot, the start of the Book of... read on

  • Day Three at Sundance:  Prickly Jews and Shabbat With Matisyahu

    By Larry Mark

    January 17, 2009 | 9:19 pm

    By Larry Mark

    My Friday at Sundance began with the premiere of “William Kunstler:  Disturbing the Universe,” a documentary by his two youngest daughters, Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler. William Kunstler was one of America’s most loved, and to many, the most hated, civil... read on

  • Day Two at Sundance:  Philip Seymour Hoffman, the Opening Night Jew

    By Larry Mark

    January 16, 2009 | 6:25 pm

    By Larry Mark

    The Sundance Film Festival 2009 opened on Thursday night with an Australian clay animation feature, “Mary and Max,” written and directed by Adam Elliot, a Sundance veteran and Oscar winner for best animated short in 2004.  “Mary and Max” features the voices of... read on

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  • Day One at Sundance: Schmoozing With Robert Redford and Spike Lee

    By Larry Mark

    January 16, 2009 | 12:57 am

    By Larry Mark

    Greetings from Park City, Utah, where I arrived for my seventh (or is it my eighth?) visit to the Sundance Film Festival.  I can’t keep track of how many years I have come, but neither, apparently, can Robert Redford, the festival’s founder.  Speaking at the... read on

  • “Talk, don’t shoot” - Ari Folman’s Antiwar Film

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 13, 2009 | 8:06 pm

    Ari Folman’s animated documentary film, “Waltz With Bashir” is making headlines—and not just because it’s a darn good piece of filmmaking. As Deborah Solomon points out in her interview with Folman, the doc smacks of irony: Folman’s soi desant “antiwar movie” is doubly resonant if... read on

  • ‘Waltz with Bashir’ Wins Coveted Golden Globe

    By Tom Tugend

    January 12, 2009 | 5:50 pm

    Israel’s “Waltz with Bashir” won the Golden Globe for best foreign-language film on Sunday evening, solidifying its frontrunner status to take home Israel’s first Oscar at next month’s Academy Awards.

    The edgy, animated film about a traumatized veteran trying to recover his memories... read on

  • Why we should care about the actors’ strike

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 8, 2009 | 6:56 pm

    Israel is at war with terrorists. The U.S. economy is headed for the deepest economic depression since 1929, and, a few weeks ago, Bernie Madoff swindled $50 billion from investors who trusted him, crippling families, foundations and non-profit organizations around the world. This in... read on

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