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  • Jesse Eisenberg and “The Social Network”

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 1, 2010 | 12:54 pm

    At one point in “The Social Network,” Facebook founder-to-be Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) insists, “I’m not going back to ‘Caribbean Night’ at AEPi (the Jewish fraternity).” Here’s Eisenberg’s take on that line –as well as his own Jewish background – as told to...

  • Sundance Wrapup:  A Shabbat Completed and A Film Unfinished

    By Larry Mark

    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...

  • Live at Sundance:  Jesse Eisenberg as a Hasidic drug mule

    By Larry Mark

    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,”...

  • 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...

  • 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...