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  • The real history behind ‘Miral’

    April 20, 2011 | 5:20 pm

    If you have driven to Jerusalem, you may have noticed a number of rusted metal hulks by the road as you pass through the Judean hills.

    These are the remains of homemade armored supply trucks, left where they were destroyed, to serve as memorials to the convoys that forced their way...

  • The Real “Miral:” Rula Jebreal

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 23, 2011 | 5:25 pm

    Palestinian author Rula Jebreal bears an uncanny resemblance to Freida Pinto, the Indian actress who portrays the writer’s alter ego in Julian Schnabel’s new film, “Miral.”  So it was not surprising that the filmmaker initially assumed Jebreal was Indian when they met in 2007...

  • ‘Miral’ filmmaker Schnabel is feeling the love — and the criticism

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 23, 2011 | 2:43 pm

    In an early scene in “Miral,” the new film by artist-filmmaker Julian Schnabel opening March 25, a Palestinian activist named Hind Husseini (Hiam Abbass) comes across a ragtag group of about 50 children in Jerusalem’s Old City, many of them crying, trembling, dirty, barefoot,...

  • Can a Palestinian story prompt dialogue for Middle East peace?

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 23, 2011 | 2:21 pm

    Julian Schnabel must have known that screening a film about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the United Nations General Assembly would be scene-stealing. To set the town talking, the event would unite all the trappings — provocative subject matter, prestigious venue, Hollywood...

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  • Julian Schnabel on Jewish Condemnation of “Miral:” “It Comes Out of Fear” [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 16, 2011 | 12:59 pm

    Artist-filmmaker Julian Schnabel understands why some Jews have condemned his movie, “Miral,” which opens March 25, as an anti-Israel screed: “It comes out of fear,” he told me by phone from New York this morning.  “The fear that the Holocaust occurred, that ‘We have been...

  • Israel protests screening of film at United Nations

    March 14, 2011 | 1:13 pm

    Israel is protesting the screening of a controversial film on the Israel-Palestinian conflict in the main hall of the United Nations General Assembly.

    The screening Monday evening will be the U.S. premiere of the film “Miral” by award-winning American-Jewish director Julian...

  • There will be Jews at Oscar’s 80th

    By Tom Tugend

    January 24, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    After some relatively lean years, Hollywood's Jewish talent -- as well as Israel's -- made a solid showing as nominations for the 80th Academy Awards were announced at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.

    The biggest winners were brothers Ethan and Joel Coen, whose thriller "No Country for Old Men"...

  • Schnabel dives into another mind with a visual poem

    By Tom Freudenheim

    November 29, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    "Don't give up your day job!" That's what I really wanted to tell Julian Schnabel during our interview at New York's Regency Hotel.

    Our era keeps pushing the limits of excessive art hype to promote overpriced underwhelming art, and Schnabel exemplifies this trend as distinctly as...

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