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  • Spurlock embarks on a cinematic quest for Osama

    By Pat Sierchio

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    When writer/director Morgan Spurlock ("Super Size Me") discovered he was going to become a father two years ago, he was concerned about the tumultuous state of the world into which his child was being born. Spurlock's wish was to give his child a safer and more harmonious place to...
  • Films: Interfaith marriage wrong fit for ‘Pajamas’ director

    By Steven Rosen

    November 22, 2006 | 7:00 pm


    Click big arrow to view 'Flannel Pajamas' trailer It would be easy to assume that director-writer Jeff Lipsky, whose "Flannel Pajamas" intimately chronicles the arduous rise and tragic fall of a Jewish man's marriage to a Catholic woman, is a relative newcomer to independent...
  • British Jews’ ambivalence up to bat in ‘Wondrous’

    By Tom Tugend

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    David Wiseman is a 12-year-old Jewish boy growing up in London in the early 1960s, and his passion is cricket. He spends most of his free time rearranging and talking to his card collection of British and West Indian cricket greats, who in turn talk back to him.

    Only a faint shadow...

  • Israeli Producer’s Election-Day Risk

    By Tom Tugend

    March 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    It's little more than a week to the airdate, March 28, and Ofra Bikel is still putting the final touches on her hourlong documentary, "Israel: The Unexpected Candidate."

    That's not like Bikel, a meticulous professional, described by critic Howard Rosenberg in the Los Angeles Times as...

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  • ‘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...

  • A Rose by Any Other Name

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 3, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    What's in a Jewish name?

    Everything, suggests "The Royal Tenenbaums" writer-director Wes Anderson.

    The Houston-bred filmmaker may be of Swedish-Lutheran stock, but his latest funny-melancholy flick began when he remembered his Jewish childhood friend, Brian Tenenbaum.

    "Brian had...

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