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  • Master Class: Israelis and Angelenos learn the secrets of show business

    By Susan Josephs

    July 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    How do you get anyone in Hollywood to return your phone call? How do you sell an idea at a pitch meeting without seeming arrogant, desperate or, worst of all, boring? How do you protect your idea or script as it makes the rounds of producers and agents? And when that agent or...
  • Israelis Do the Riviera

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 25, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Amid the celebrities and paparazzi crowding the Cannes Film Festival last week, Katriel Schory roamed the bustling boulevard Croisette like a proud parent.

    "Israeli cinema has never had such a presence here," Schory, director of the Israel Film Fund, said via the cell phone that...

  • New Setting Could Bring New Faces

    By Gaby Friedman

    November 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    There is an old Jewish saying that if you change your place, you change your luck. The organizers of the 21st annual Israel Film Festival are putting it to the test.

    Which means that this year, if you head out to Laemmle's on Fairfax hoping to see a new crop of Israeli films, as in...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    SATURDAY

    The Workmen's Circle focuses inward with the opening of its latest exhibit, "A Jewish Portrait Gallery." The group show is filled with Jewish portraits with the intent of begging questions like, "How does a Jew look?" "How does a Jew see the world?" and "How does a Jewish...

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  • Invasion of the Creature Feature

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    In 1956's "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," a mannequin-like figure mysteriously appears on a billiards table, a half-formed thing without hair, face or fingerprints. Meanwhile, a woman insists that her uncle isn't her uncle, but an imposter who looks just like him; husbands say the...

  • A Life to the Mind

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    What you notice in almost every shot is the hair: abundant, snow-white, carefully coiffed.

    It's an apt metaphor for Jacques Derrida's mind, which is prolific with ideas, yet well-ordered and consistent in its probity and depth. In a new documentary, filmmakers Amy Ziering Kofman...

  • Groundbreaking Cinema

    By Curt Schleier

    October 28, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    In "Hit and Runway," a straight Italian-American naif teams up with a gay Jew to write a screenplay. In "Aimee & Jaguar," a Jewish woman and a Nazi's wife begin a torrid affair. In "Man is a Woman," a gay man marries a woman, a Yiddish singer, who has never known a man.

    "There is...

  • Casting His Vote

    By Ivor Davis

    May 14, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Sixty one and still full of surprises, that'sWarren Beatty. This weekend, Beatty goes head to head at the boxoffice with "The Horse Whisperer," starring that other senior iconRobert Redford. Redford, like his contemporary Beatty, not only starsbut also directs and produces his movie....

  • The Movies’ Music Man

    By Carvin Knowles

    April 2, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Composer Elmer Bernstein . Photo by Peter Halmagyi

     

    The list of films for which Elmer Bernstein haswritten orchestral scores reads like a roll call of cinema's all-timeclassics: "The Ten Commandments," "The Age of Innocence," "TheMagnificent Seven," "Ghostbusters," "To Kill A...

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