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  • How the West was funny

    By Tom Tugend

    February 14, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    We haven't kept up with Ari Sandel since the nice Jewish boy from Calabasas came out of nowhere last year to win an Oscar for his hilarious short film "West Bank Story."

    Sandel, now a mature 33, shot the film about rival Israeli and Palestinian falafel stand owners while a student at...

  • Director Ari Sandel ‘Banks’ on Oscar buzz with short ‘Story’

    By Tom Tugend

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    At the celebrity-studded luncheon for this year's Oscar nominees, there was Clint Eastwood seated next to fellow director Ari Sandel, chatting away.

    Ari who?

    Well, Ari Sandel is the creator of "West Bank Story," which may not be as well known as Eastwood's "Letters From Iwo Jima"...