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  • Producer threatens L.A. Jewish film fest over rejection of sex-abuse documentary

    March 27, 2012 | 3:12 pm

    Producer Scott Rosenfelt, whose credits include “Home Alone” and ”Mystic Pizza,” is threatening a major Jewish film festival after its director raised concerns that Rosenfelt’s documentary about sexual abuse in the Orthodox Jewish community amounts to a “witch hunt.”

  • Jewish topics in spotlight at Palm Springs film fest

    By Tom Tugend

    January 5, 2011 | 12:52 pm

    Among its 193 movies from 68 countries, the Palm Springs International Film Festival has included a varied menu of special Jewish interest during its Jan. 6-17 run.

    One entry is the world premiere of “The Rescuers,” which documents the remarkable deeds of 13 gentile diplomats...

  • Protest sparked over Toronto Film Festival’s focus on Tel Aviv

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 3, 2009 | 8:13 pm

    The Toronto International Film Festival may not be a friendly place for the Israeli filmmakers invited to screen their films there next week. What began as one filmmaker withdrawing his work in protest of the festival’s spotlight on Tel Aviv, is fast becoming a full-fledged boycott....