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  • The Butler Film

    By Joy Bennett

    September 2, 2013 | 9:27 pm

    The Butler film poster

    Today we saw The Butler, directed by Lee Daniels (he also directed Precious, etc.).  It was excellent.  I've rarely been so emotionally affected by a film. 

    Forest Whitaker is the Butler, and does an outstanding job, aging through his many decades of...

  • Jane Fonda to host Holocaust event on sexual violence

    October 22, 2012 | 4:36 pm

    Jane Fonda will host an event in Los Angeles focusing on sexual violence during the Holocaust.

    More than 200 people are expected for the invitation-only event on Nov. 8 at the Ray Kurtzman Theater. The event is sponsored by the USC Shoah Foundation and Remember the Women...

  • With ‘33 Variations,’ perennial outsider Moises Kaufman can finally relate

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 25, 2011 | 6:45 pm

    In a rehearsal room of the Ahmanson Theatre, Moises Kaufman recounts a story about Ludwig van Beethoven, a central figure in his new play, “33 Variations” — or, rather, a story about the composer’s hair.

    When Beethoven died in 1827, the custom was to trim the locks of famous...

  • Jane Fonda responds to Toronto backlash

    September 14, 2009 | 8:08 pm

    Follow our complete coverage of the Toronto Film Festival boycotts on our Hollywood Jew blog.

    Reposted with permission of Jane Fonda

    I recently signed a letter protesting the Toronto International Film Festival’s decision to showcase and celebrate Tel Aviv. This in the very year...

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  • Protest sparked over Toronto Film Festival’s focus on Tel Aviv

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 3, 2009 | 8:13 pm

    The Toronto International Film Festival may not be a friendly place for the Israeli filmmakers invited to screen their films there next week. What began as one filmmaker withdrawing his work in protest of the festival’s spotlight on Tel Aviv, is fast becoming a full-fledged boycott....