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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...
January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm
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...
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...
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...
October 28, 1999 | 8:00 pmIn "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.
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....
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...