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  • Coming of Age on a Basketball Court

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 25, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Eight years ago, public relations guru Dan Klores received a distressing telephone call from Steve Satin, his childhood friend from Brooklyn's 2nd Street Park. In high school, Satin had been popular, co-captain of the basketball team and, presumably, bound for medical school.

    But...

  • Secrets of the Cryptic Scripture

    By Gaby Wenig

    August 28, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Is the Torah an ancient set of laws or a divinely coded document that, if read correctly, provides clues to all major historical events? That's the question the History Channel documentary "The Bible Code: Predicting Armageddon" wants to answer.

    While many might think of the codes...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday

    Score! Tonight, the Ford Amphitheatre presents "Movie Music Madness." The West Hollywood Orchestra, conducted by Nan Washburn, performs several film scores including "Titanic," "Sunset Boulevard," "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Schindler's List." Jason Graae lends vocals and...

  • Big Screen, Bigger Picture

    By Rachel Brand

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Ari Hier doesn't like to just watch nonfiction films, he likes to ask questions about them -- usually Jewish questions.

    "My motivation has always been, 'What questions would I ask the filmmaker at my own dinner table, no holds barred?'" said Hier, the director of the Simon...

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  • 7 Days In Arts

    July 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    Hip hop hooray. All the young Jews find cause for celebration today as Latino-Jewish rappers, the Hip Hop Hoodios, grant a free concert at downtown's California Plaza. Blazers and East L.A. Sabor round out the eclectic Latin music show titled "Tres Sabores Latinos." 7...

  • ‘Camera’ Exposes Director’s Past

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 3, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    While growing up on his Encino cul-de-sac in the 1980s, Darren Stein made films with his father's video camera, bossily directing the other Jewish kids like a baby Roger Corman. The sets were backyards; production was every afternoon save for Hebrew school hours at Leo Baeck and...

  • Capturing Yiddish Theater

    By Tom Tugend

    June 26, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When Dan Katzir saw the classic Yiddish play "Grine Felder" (Green Fields) in New York about three years ago, he was so moved that he cried at the end.

    That was an unusual emotional reaction for a self-possessed young sabra and a former lieutenant in the paratroops, the more so...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    June 12, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    A documentary about an old-age home. Sound like a snoozefest? Au contraire! More like the IFP's L.A. Film Fest. By showing the lives of Lucille Alpert, 95, and Irja Lloyd, 81, two spitfire old ladies living in a politically progressive L.A. retirement home, today's film...

  • The ‘Secret Lives’ of Shoah’s Hidden

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 12, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    In 1993, filmmaker Aviva Slesin traveled to Lithuania to meet Matilda Salenekas, the non-Jew who hid her from the Nazis when she was a small child. She had no memories of Salenekas, whom she had not seen since 1945, and the two women did not speak the same language.

    "But the feeling...

  • Pedophiles or Victims? You Decide

    By Amy Klein

    June 12, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When I met with Andrew Jarecki, director of the disturbing new documentary, "Capturing the Friedmans," I was prepared to ask him dozens of questions about the Jewish aspects of the film: Does it make the Jewish community look bad? How does it relate to the community today? How does...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    June 5, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Film Fest Fun

    The succession of subtitles onscreen was riveting and jarring: "The biggest singer in France is Israeli.... Mike Brant looked relaxed and beautiful, except his head was lying in a pool of blood."

    The text flashed across the screen during a teaser for "Mike Brant: Laisse...

  • ‘Terrorist’ Helped Israeli Heal

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 29, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    In August 1978, El Al stewardess Yulie Cohen Gerstel stepped off the bus at London's Europa Hotel and saw a man hatefully staring at her.

    "I think he's going to start shooting at us," Gerstel, now 46, told a supervisor.

    Seconds later, she was cowering behind a car while the man and...

  • Stone’s ‘Persona’ Wears Out Welcome

    By Tom Tugend

    May 29, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    In the violence-ridden month of March 2002, which saw the Passover massacre at a Netanya hotel and the siege of Yasser Arafat's compound in Ramallah, filmmaker Oliver Stone traveled to Israel and the West Bank to shoot a documentary on the escalating conflict.

    The result is "Persona...

  • Looking for Truth   in Documentaries

    By Rachel Brand

    May 29, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    A Palestinian boy, about 8 years old, dressed in a red T-shirt and missing his two front teeth, is yelling in Arabic: "I foresee my death and I run toward it. On your life, this is a hero's death and he who seeks the death of a suicide warrior, this is it."

    The scene, which aired on...

  • Soldier Survivors of Berga

    By Tom Tugend

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    After the American Army liberated them, the surviving prisoners looked like walking skeletons. They had been beaten, starved, humiliated, forced to dig tunnels under inhuman conditions and prodded through a 150-mile death march.

    A sad, familiar Holocaust story. Except that these...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    It's Memorial Day Weekend, perfect timing for Marc Maron and Roy Zimmerman. The comedians wax patriotic tonight with their show, "Homeland Security." But flag-wavers be warned -- these guys are not in the warm and fuzzy, "God Bless America" camp. Maron, with his biting,...

  • Arab-Israeli Tension, Love Focus of Fest

    By Tom Tugend

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The 19th annual Israel Film Festival will showcase 33 movie features, television films, documentaries and student shorts from the Jewish State from May 28 through June 8.

    CNN talk show host Larry King, Hollywood producer Laura Ziskin ("Spider-Man") and Israeli director Erez Laufer...

  • ‘Shattered Dreams’ 10 Years After Oslo

    By Ethan Bronner

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "Shattered Dreams: The Failure of the Peace Process in the Middle East, 1995-2002," by Charles Enderlin (Other Press, 2003).

    I once asked King Hussein of Jordan whether he considered Zionism legitimate. Did he accept that there was any historical basis to the Jews' claim to a...

  • Exhibit to Detail Nazi Persecution of Gays

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When Dr. Edward Phillips set out to create the first English-language exhibit on the Nazi persecution of homosexuals, opening Sunday at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, information proved elusive.

    Crucial records had vanished when the Allies bombed the Reich's Central Office...

  • Director, Neighbors Rescue ‘Collector’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    In 1998, Alice Elliott received a disturbing call from Larry Selman, the remarkable man with developmental disabilities she was profiling in her Oscar-nominated short documentary, "The Collector of Bedford Street."

    Selman had lived near the poverty level in a tiny apartment across...

  • Survivor Film Aims to Educate Students

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    As a child at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany, Marion Blumenthal Lazan spent hours looking for four identical pebbles inside her shabby living quarters.

    "I decided that if I were to find four pebbles of about the same shape and size, that the four members of my family...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    Having survived the eight days, you're back to breaking bread, but questions about the Passover holiday still linger. Jim Long claims to have the answers for all you questioners and nonbelievers. His new book "The Riddle of the Exodus" seeks to prove that the Passover...

  • Manilow Finds ‘Harmony’ on the Stage

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    A funny thing happened to Barry Manilow on the way to Broadway: He wound up a pop star instead.

    "I set out to write for the musical theater, but I got sidetracked," said Manilow, 57, who'll be honored by the Society of Singers April 28 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

    At 18, he wrote...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    April 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    A coalition of Southern California Jewish organizations comes together today for the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising 60th Anniversary Commemoration. Theodore Bikel narrates the program, which includes the lighting of six memorial candles by Holocaust survivors in honor of the 6...

  • ‘Dance’s’ Conflict Is Center Stage

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    In Mirra Bank's unflinching documentary, "The Last Dance," legendary children's author Maurice Sendak passionately describes the Holocaust piece he hopes to create with members of the acrobatically virtuostic Pilobolus Dance Company. He envisions a train station, a menacing figure...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday



    For some soul music (of the Jewish variety) the answer is clear this week: Tonight, Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center hosts "Classical Klezmer: Chamber Music That Reflects the Jewish Soul." The concert features works by Sergei Prokofiev, Ernest Bloch, Paul Schoenfield, Max...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday

    Workmen celebrate women today (and tomorrow), as The Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring presents "Rosa: A Play About Rosa Luxemburg." In honor of Women's History Month, the Open Arms Community Players present a staged reading about the woman who "single-handed ... almost...

  • ‘Paradise’ Lost

    By Tom Tugend

    March 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    "Kurt Gerron needed a stage or film set as much as he needed breath," notes one Holocaust survivor in "Prisoner of Paradise," which is vying for best documentary feature honors at the March 23 Academy Awards.

    The survivor's observation helps to explain both the triumphs and the...

  • Songs of Power

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    On a December day in 1993, an anxious Lee Hirsch sat on a 747 bound for riot-torn South Africa with $600 and a small video camera.

    The 20-year-old filmmaker didn't know a soul in Johannesburg, but he had two telephone numbers and a mission: To make a documentary about the protest...

  • The Sound Of Oscar

    By Tom Tugend

    February 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    And the award goes to --The Holocaust! No, the Academy Awards have not been given out yet, but the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences nominated "The Pianist," a searing film of one Jew's survival during the doomed uprisings of the ghetto and city of Warsaw during the...

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