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  • For Matisyahu, no beard, no entry

    January 29, 2013 | 1:09 pm

    Since Matisyahu shaved his beard last year, the former Chasidic reggae musician has been suffering all sorts of blowback. Along with losing his facial hair, sidelocks and the love of some Jewish fans, apparently he’s lost his VIP status in the eyes of club bouncers, too.

    At the...

  • At Sundance, view of Israel ranges from critical to abysmal

    January 23, 2012 | 2:59 pm

    For Israel fans, it’s all pain and anguish this year at the Sundance Film Festival.

    Unlike in years past at America’s top independent film fest, when feature films exploring the nuances of Israeli life offset some hard-hitting documentaries – such as in 2007 when the...

  • Sundance Festival recognizes 2 Israeli filmmakers

    February 2, 2011 | 12:49 pm

    Israeli filmmakers Erez Kav-El and Talya Lavie received awards at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

    Kav-El won the world cinema dramatic screenwriting award for his film “Restoration,” about a man coming to terms with his estranged son as his antique furniture-restoration shop...

  • Q & A With Larry Mark

    By Amy Klein

    January 20, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Hey, Jewish filmmakers! If you've done everything you can to try to get to Park City this week for the Sundance Festival, or its increasingly popular avant-garde cousin, the Slamdance Festival, but haven't made the cut, next year try the SchmoozeDance Festival. Created five years...

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  • The Sundance Tribe

    By Amy Klein

    January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    We were late for the movie because of Shabbat dinner. With fresh sectional challah imported from Zomick's bakery in Long Island, N.Y., and kosher Cabernet Sauvignon brought from California, a few other traditional Jews gathered at our bicoastal condo for Friday night dinner just as...

  • Solomon’s Choice

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 16, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The first images of Ed Solomon's thought-provoking film, "Levity," came to the writer-director while tutoring in a maximum-security youth prison in Calabasas two decades ago. "One inmate kept a photograph of the boy he had shot, and he kept touching it, fingering it," he said,...

  • The Arts

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 23, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Photo design by Carvin Knowles

    Aronofsky's Original Formula

    By Naomi Pfefferman, Entertainment Editor

    Debut filmmaker Darren Aronofsky manages to sound incredulous about the Jewish sci-fi flick that has made him a star. "You don't think God, math and bad-ass Jews...

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