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  • The Israel Film Festival gives locals a glimpse of Israel’s soul

    By  Tom Tugend

    September 18, 2014 | 3:03 pm

    The Israel Film Festival (IFF), which annually gives viewers a close-up of the nation’s heartbeat beneath the glaring headlines, has been set for Oct. 23 through Nov. 6.

    A red carpet opening-night gala at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on Oct. 23 will be followed a week later...

  • A season of documentaries

    September 21, 2011 | 12:09 pm

    This autumn offers a boutique collection of documentaries with wide-ranging and enticing themes. Two of them, in particular, stand out.

    “Bobby Fischer Against the World” chronicles the controversial life of the man widely acknowledged to be the greatest chess player of all...

  • The ‘Boys’ at the Front

    By Tom Tugend

    December 30, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    Werner Angress was attached to a U.S. paratroop platoon winging behind German lines on D-Day, when the sergeant told him he'd be the first to jump.

    "But I've never jumped before in my life," Angress protested.

    "That's OK," the sergeant said, "the newest guy always goes first."

    ...
  • Polito-tainment: Movies as Diatribes

    By David Finnigan

    August 26, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    When Canadian Jewish filmmaker Mark Achbar decided which talking heads would discuss business history in his new, capitalist-critiquing film, "The Corporation," the lineup was a quartet of four Jewish left intellectuals, including Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn.

    "And that wasn't done...

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  • 7 Days In Arts

    June 19, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    Laemmle Theatres serves up more Jewish documentaries this weekend under the banner of their cleverly titled screening series "Bagels and Docs." At Laemmle Monica, early risers can catch "Undying Love," a film that recounts the stories of young couples whose...

  • Lights, Camera, Israel

    By Tom Tugend

    April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Los Angeles will welcome the 18th Annual Israel Film Festival this month, with 31 Israeli feature films, documentaries, TV dramas and student shorts to be screened at Laemmle's Music Hall Theater in Beverly Hills and at Laemmle's Town Center 5 in Encino. The festival continues in...

  • Tune In to Israel

    By Tom Tugend

    September 27, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    A newly formed Israel-based television network has begun transmitting programs around the clock to expatriates in the United States and Canada and to anyone else who want to stay in touch with news, education, music, sports and sitcoms in the Jewish State.

    The Israeli Network will...

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