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  • Sundance Festival recognizes 2 Israeli filmmakers

    February 2, 2011 | 12:49 pm

    Israeli filmmakers Erez Kav-El and Talya Lavie received awards at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

    Kav-El won the world cinema dramatic screenwriting award for his film “Restoration,” about a man coming to terms with his estranged son as his antique furniture-restoration shop...

  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    March 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Choirs Rock the House

    Temple Emanuel was rockin' recently when it hosted the Temple Bryant A.M.E. Church Choir that performed with Emanuel's choir at a Shabbat Shira Service. The entire congregation and guests were on their feet singing and clapping in joyous rapture.

    Behind the...

  • In Defense of Jewish Husbands

    By Tom Tugend

    August 19, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    In early 1943, Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels decided to "avenge" the German defeat at Stalingrad by finally making Berlin completely "Judenrein."

    On Feb. 27, the Gestapo and SS rounded up the last 5,000 Jewish men, and some women, still living legally in the German...

  • ‘Flicks’ for Generation Y

    By Gaby Wenig

    July 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Kenny Schnurr and Micah Smith are concerned about Jewish education. "One of the problems is that students are not interested [in what's being taught]," Schnurr said. "The students are used to this very engaging visual language [of the media], and the teachers don't have anything to...

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  • ‘Raising’ the Bar on Teen Comedies

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Peter Sollett's ebullient romantic comedy, "Raising Victor Vargas," about Hispanic teens in the East Village, began as a short film about, well, himself.

    While tackling his NYU thesis film five years ago, Sollett imagined a semiautobiographical piece about a "10- to 13-year-old...

  • About Two Boys

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    On a cloudy afternoon in Hollywood, Paul and Chris Weitz are recounting how their late father, legendary fashion designer John Weitz, dressed down a man who dissed their raunchy comedy, "American Pie."

    The elder Weitz had laughed hysterically throughout a screening of the 1999...

  • Caped Crusaders

    By Ruth Andrew Ellenson

    May 16, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The $114 million opening weekend for the release of "Spider-Man" on May 3 was not only a box office record breaker but a resounding triumph for two wily Israeli entrepreneurs.

    In his new book, "Comic Wars," journalist Dan Raviv details the dramatic battle of Revlon CEO Ronald...

  • Silence in Any Language

    By Tom Tugend

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The Holocaust, as seen through the eyes of five international filmmakers, will air on successive evenings on Cinemax, from April 15-19, at 7 p.m.

    Collectively titled "Broken Silence," the series, produced by James Moll (who won an Oscar for the documentary, "The Last Days"),...

  • Bevy of Jewish-Directed Films

    November 2, 2000 | 6:59 pm

    Bevy of Jewish-Directed Films

    They're hot, they're Jewish, and they all have new movies out this weekend. At your local cineplex, you'll find four films directed by Jewish filmmakers: There's "Requiem for a Dream," the latest from stylish filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, a bleak,...

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