Friday, December 26, 2014 Tevet 4, 5775
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The summer of 2013 is shaping up to be a pretty good one for Mel Brooks. The 86-year-old entertainer is the subject of an upcoming PBS American Masters documentary and will receive the 41st Life Achievement Award of the American Film Institute in June.
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Ami Eden, JTA
Moviegoers who recently headed to theaters for “42,” saw the story of how Jackie Robinson displayed legendary courage, class and talent in the face of immense pressure and racial hatred as he broke down baseball’s color barrier.
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A new documentary, Koch. which opens in area theaters April 26, looks at how the fortunes of New York City were changed with the 1978 election of Ed Koch as mayor.
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A new film tells the story of the Stermers and the Wexlers, two related families who shared a remarkable struggle during the Holocaust.
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The 2013 Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival’s final events will celebrate beginnings. The New Filmmakers Weekend, which will take place April 20-21, will honor three first-time directors for their big-screen debuts.
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