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Tag: Holy Rollers
October 1, 2010 | 12:54 pm
February 2, 2010 | 2:38 am
Last Friday, the Sundance Institute hosted the third annual “Shabbot at Sundance” party in or patrons, filmmakers, community members… and me. What started as a Friday evening dinner for 20 a few years ago has grown into a buffet, outreach, and mingling event for ten times that...
January 27, 2010 | 5:39 pm
The Ecstasy Without The Agony
Bad Boy, Watcha Gonna Do When They Pray For You?
Monday was like Rosh Hashana at the Sundance Film Festival. Two of the most highly anticipated Jewish films had their world premieres to sold out audiences and standing ovations. “Holy Rollers,”...
January 24, 2010 | 6:25 pm
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...
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...