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  • Spencer Susser’s “Hesher,” Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 10, 2011 | 4:31 pm

    Thirteen was a key age for writer-director Spencer Susser.

    It was the year he became fascinated by the kind of classmate who would inspire the antihero of his debut feature film, “Hesher,” staring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, which opens on May 13: “They were guys with long, greasy...

  • Dark Fairy Tale ‘Hesher’ Tackles Aftermath of Loss

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 3, 2011 | 6:56 pm

    Thirteen was a key age for writer-director Spencer Susser. 

    It was the year he became fascinated by the kind of classmate who would inspire the antihero of his debut feature film, “Hesher,” which opens on May 13: “They were guys with long, greasy hair, smoking cigarettes, who...

  • Live from Sundance:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt With Tattoos

    By Larry Mark

    February 1, 2010 | 5:35 pm

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt is best known from his years as a teen actor on TV’s “3rd Rock from the Sun,” as well as the romantic comedy “(500) Days of Summer” (now generating Oscar buzz), but he has been acting in films and commercials since growing up Jewish in Sherman Oaks, the son of...

  • Live at Sundance:  A Douchbag and a Mensh

    By Larry Mark

    January 24, 2010 | 6:25 pm

    While waiting for screenings of the Jewish-themed flicks “Hesher” and “Holy Rollers,” I took in two sweeter and quieter films – one the story of a Douchebag (which also happens to be the title of the film), and another involving a mensh who changed a child’s life in “A...

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  • Live at Sundance:  James Franco Howls

    By Larry Mark

    January 23, 2010 | 5:06 pm

    At the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, it seems as if there are more films of interest to the Hebrew tribe this year than in the past, and as it so happens, the most prominent ones all start with the letter “H.”  They are: “Holy Rollers,” about Hasidic drug mules (more on this...

  • Day One at Sundance:  Live From Park City

    By Larry Mark

    January 21, 2010 | 11:36 pm

    My flight from New York City to Utah for the 2010 Sundance Film Festival was overbooked and very bumpy.  Betty Davis was nowhere in sight.  Unlike yesterday’s U.S. Airways Express flight from NYC to Kentucky, on which the pilot became worried about a Jewish teenager wearing...