Monday, October 20, 2014 Tishri 26, 5775
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Heather Porter, JTA
Since Jewish film festivals in the United States were launched in the 1980s, the field has grown dramatically. Estimates vary, and depend to a degree on what qualifies as a film festival, but the total number ranges from 60 to well over 100 across the country.
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Rhonda Fink-Whitman wrote a novel inspired by the story of her mother, a Holocaust survivor, but it’s her 14-minute YouTube video showing Pennsylvania students’ lack of knowledge of the Shoah that has people talking.
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Five films by first-time directors will be featured in this year’s Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, which runs from Nov. 2-16.
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For the 33rd annual Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, which opens on Nov. 2, organizers have added new programs and initiatives designed to make the festival more appealing to new audiences.
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Rob Steinberg is fully aware that his role in the new film "12 Years a Slave" is one of the biggest of his career so far.
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