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Tag: Sundance Film Festival
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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...
February 1, 2010 | 5:35 pm
January 31, 2010 | 1:01 am
The tagline for “Fix ME,” a film from Palestine by Raed Andoni, is “Life in Ramallah… sure keeps us occupied!” An unusual departure for Palestinian cinema, “Fix ME” is a humor-filled documentary that focuses on the filmmaker, his anxieties, his life as an artist, and...
January 28, 2010 | 11:20 pm
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...
January 17, 2008 | 7:00 pm"I never sold weed after high school -- I swear," said 31-year-old filmmaker Jonathan Levine.
Instead, he said, "The Wackness," which revolves around a dealer who trades pot for therapy sessions (and premieres in competition at the Sundance Film Festival this week), was inspired by...
February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm'Mud' Wins at Sundance
Two Israeli films taking critical looks at the Jewish state's society and institutions have won major prizes at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival at Park City, Utah.
"Sweet Mud," or "Adama Meshugaat" in Hebrew, a top-grossing film in Israel, follows a...
March 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm
July 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm
French-Canadian director Léa Pool calls her latest movie a teenage-lesbian version of "Romeo and Juliet."
In "Lost and Delirious," which opens today in Los Angeles, the star-crossed lovers are Tory (Jessica Pare) and Paulie (Piper Perabo of "Coyote Ugly"). The girls are roommates and...
February 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm
February 3, 2000 | 7:00 pmThe Sundance Film Festival, that two-week industry schmooze-fest in Park City, Utah, was once more a launching pad for Jewish independent cinema.
British playwright David Hare arrived for the world premiere of "Via Dolorosa," the filmed version of his acclaimed monologue about life in...
February 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm
Jewish filmmakers descended on this snowy townlast month for their annual 11-day-long holiday ritual of schmoozing,skiing and screenings, better known as the Sundance FilmFestival.
That's hardly big news in an industry with morethan a few Jewish members. What is news is that Jews were...
February 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm
Ella Lewenz, pictured with one of her children,is the subject of her granddaughter's documentary.
Filmmaker Myles Berkowitz made the comedy "20 Dates" on a budget of$60,000.
Park City, Utah
Jewish filmmakers descended on this snowy townlast month for their annual 11-day-long holiday...