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  • Jewish films coming soon to a screening near you

    January 24, 2013 | 12:15 pm

    The New York Jewish Film Festival closed this week after showcasing 37 films from around the world. Here are a few films to look out for as they travel to other American cities in the coming months.

    “Aliyah”
    Directed by Elie Wajeman (France)

    Set in the grungy streets of Paris,...

  • Up close and personal with the TSA

    May 15, 2012 | 10:07 pm

    Recent days have been full of continually unfolding reports about a new intercepted underwear bomb intended to be carried aboard a U.S.-bound plane by an al-Qaida agent. That agent, said to be British, turned out to be working simultaneously with Saudi and U.S. intelligence, and...

  • Annual Chest X-Rays Not Useful for Lung Cancer Screening

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    October 28, 2011 | 1:05 pm

    It’s been a disappointing month for proponents of screening.

    You remember what screening is? Screening is testing someone for a disease who does not have any signs or symptoms of that disease. In general it means testing a wide population for a specific disease. So if I have a...

  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks August 23 - 29: Benny Goodman, opera, magic and more

    By Dikla Kadosh and Danielle Berrin

    August 22, 2008 | 1:21 pm

    SAT | AUGUST 23

    (OPERA)

    Today, the importance of recalling the horrors and magnitude of the Holocaust are more important than ever. The children at LA Opera's annual summer camp (photo,below) will present Hans Krasa's moving piece, "Brundibár." The enchanting tale of tolerance and...

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  • Spring Calendar

    March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pm


    Trailer for the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, May 8


    MARCH

    Sun., March 9
    Barrage in "High Strung." The young, hip cast of Barrage, a contemporary string ensemble, will dish out high-energy virtuosity in their newest show. The international cast features six violinists/vocalists, a...

  • Picks and clicks for March 15-21

    By Dikla Kadosh

    March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    SAT | MARCH 15

    (CANCER AWARENESS)
    pick gifHelp find a cure for a condition that affects too many of our mothers, aunts, grandmothers, sisters and daughters. Fight breast cancer with more than 15,000 men, women and children at the 12th annual Komen Race for the Cure, a 5K walk/run and 1K...
  • Jewish, Muslim Filmmakers Team Up on Documentary

    By Robert David Jaffee

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    With all of the negative images about Jewish-Muslim clashes in the world, it is nice to see a documentary, directed and produced by a Jew and a Muslim, about a Muslim son taking over his father's slaughterhouse business in Queens, N.Y.

    "A Son's Sacrifice," which will be screened...

  • Spectator - A Three Nyuks Salute

    By George Robinson

    December 29, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Three Jews are in a room screaming at one another, poking each other in the eyes, hitting each other on the head with objects ranging from frying pans to anvils. It's either a meeting of the synagogue's board of trustees or a Three Stooges film festival. Fortunately, this time, it's...

  • U.S. Studios Court Israeli Programmers

    By  Orit Arfa

    December 22, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Danna Stern, head of acquisitions at YES, Israel's only television satellite company, was surprised to see that Mark Burnett, reality TV guru and producer of hit shows like "Survivor" and "The Apprentice," had only one framed press clipping in his office: a feature on him that had...

  • Prop. 73: The Devil’s in the Details

    By Angela J. Davis

    October 27, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    When Californians go to the polls on Nov. 8, many will read Proposition 73 as a proposal to require that health care providers perform the seemingly logical task of informing parents before performing abortions on underage girls.

    But the considered opinions of doctors and Juvenile...

  • 7 Days in The Arts

    October 13, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, October 15

    Joyous dance and celebration is at the heart of Russian American painter Ann Krasnow's art. Take it in, and meet the artist in person at Solaris Gallery's opening reception for "Ann Krasner: New Work."

    6-9 p.m. 9009 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood. (310)...

  • Lights, Camera, Ventura

    By Ivor Davis

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    While some Jewish film festivals around the country often use older films or films playing at nearby theaters, the Ventura County Jewish Film Festival will show five new films never seen in Ventura County -- as well as host their stars.

    The festival starts on March 10 at 7 p.m....

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    October 28, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, October 30

    The title says it all in playwright Larry Gelbart's satirical look at political scandals, "Mastergate." Utilizing a Hollywood action film as a front – the fictional controversy goes – the White House has allegedly engaged in some illegal shipping of arms....

  • 7 Days In Arts

    August 26, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    Think haunted houses are scary? Bill Maher, Andy Richter and Sarah Silverman put the real fear of God in you tonight. "Hell Houses" have been around since the Rev. Jerry Falwell reportedly created one in the late '70s, offering a scary eight-room journey into hell as a...

  • Racist Repeats Election Stratagem

    By Donald H. Harrison

    August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The Republican primary victory on Aug. 5 of white supremacist James Hart in Tennessee's 8th Congressional District is eerily familiar to Southern Californians.

    It seems like a page out of the 1980 playbook of Tom Metzger, the Ku Klux Klan grand dragon who won the Democratic...

  • 3 Minutes With Brad

    By Teresa Strasser

    May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Brad Pitt may have sustained an injury during the filming of his new movie, "Troy," but I sustained an injury during the viewing of the film.

    With 15 minutes left of the special preview screening, I had to go to the bathroom. I had been able to hold on through at least three...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday



    Gain insight into Oaxacan culture that goes beyond mole sauce this afternoon. The Skirball's latest in their "Cinema: A Musical Journey Through Film" series is "I Am a Butterfly," a documentary about Mexican singer-songwriter Lila Downs that explores her Mixtec roots, and...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    February 12, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday



    With Valentine's Day comes melodrama, though if you're lucky it's just in the form of Neurotic Young Urbanites' new show, "Golden Prospects: A Los Angeles Melodrama," which promises opium, pornography, prostitution, disfigurement, blindness, and a live on-stage pianist....

  • 7 Days In Arts

    July 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday



    Hip hop hooray. All the young Jews find cause for celebration today as Latino-Jewish rappers, the Hip Hop Hoodios, grant a free concert at downtown's California Plaza. Blazers and East L.A. Sabor round out the eclectic Latin music show titled "Tres Sabores Latinos." 7...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    June 5, 2003 | 7:59 pm

    Saturday



    The Yiddish Culture Club's going on summer vacation. Before they do, catch their end of the season concert. Actor and singer Hale Porter discusses and performs Yiddish folk songs tonight -- your last chance for a dose till fall. 7:30 p.m. $5 (members), $10 (nonmembers)....

  • Briefs

    November 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    It's in the Genes

    Back in the 1970s, there was a major push to get Jews screened for Tay Sachs before they got married. If two parents carry the Tay Sachs gene, a child could be born with the deadly disease. The push was highly successful, but geneticists now worry the effect may...

  • The Power of ‘Schindler’

    By Tom Tugend

    April 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    To mark Holocaust Remembrance Day, KCET and other PBS stations will broadcast Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List" at 8 p.m. April 19 and 21.

    The 8 p.m. screening April 21 will be followed at 11:30 p.m. by the 90-minute documentary "Schindler."

    On April 20, the actual date of...

  • Screenings

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 22, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    In Roger Hanin's semi-autobiographical film, "Soleil" (1997), 13-year-old Meyer is kicked out of school for being Jewish in Vichy North Africa. It is a sign that things have changed for his family in Algeria, where Jews had peacefully lived for centuries amid the Moslems. Now,...
  • Film Screenings

    By William Yelles

    April 2, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Makers of short films routinely encounter the difficulty of getting their movies seen by an audience greater than their parents, cast and crew. But the makers of "Visas and Virtues"have had better luck than most.

    Director and star Chris Tashima and producer Chris Donahue recently...

  • Celebrating the French and Chaplin

    By William Yelles

    January 15, 1998 | 7:00 pm

     

    "Perfect Love," one of the Los Angeles premieres at theCinematheque this month.

    The American Cinematheque continues its series, "Fast Forward:Recent French Filmmaking 1986-1998," with a salute to directorOlivier Assayas, several stateside and Los Angeles premières,and a collection of...

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