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  • Pressure Power?

    By Tom Tugend

    April 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Henry Bean can barely contain his anger when he talks about the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

    He blames the center, and particularly its associate dean, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, for spoiling a likely deal with Paramount Classics to distribute his prize-winning film "The Believer."


  • ‘Believer’ Is a Winner

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    In our Jan. 26 issue, veteran screenwriter Henry Bean told The Journal he wasn't sure his provocative directorial debut, "The Believer," inspired by the true story of a Jewish Nazi, would be well-received at Sundance. He'd heard that distributors were wary of the controversial...

  • Study in Self-Hatred

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 25, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Screenwriter Henry Bean was riveted by the story the instant he heard it 25 years ago.

    Back in the 1960s, The New York Times received a tip that a kid arrested at a Ku Klux Klan rally at a White Castle restaurant was, in fact, Jewish. The editors sent a reporter to interview...