Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774
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Marc Erlbaum, JE Feature
Humanity has been searching for "the meaning of life" from the beginning of time, but it could be argued that today -- with global terrorism, ecological disasters, civil unrest and economic meltdowns -- life is more perplexing than ever before. If we don't find answers to the big questions now, there may soon be no life left to interpret. At...
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Entebbe. Even now, 36 years later, this one word has the ability to immediately conjure competing emotions of dread and pride. For seven days in 1976, it seemed as though the whole world was transfixed by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine's hijacking of an Air France plane and the subsequent standoff at the Ugandan airport. Then, in...
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At first glance, no one would ever associate Todd Solondz's films with those of Judd Apatow. And yet, Solondz, one of the premier independent filmmakers of the past two decades, has made a new film, Dark Horse , that plants its flag firmly in the fertile ground of arrested development so successfully mined by Apatow in films like The 40-Year-Old...
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The largest film festival in the country dedicated to promoting the awareness of and appreciation for the lives, stories and artistic expressions of differently abled people has found a new home in Philadelphia. ReelAbilities will be showcasing films, displaying art exhibits and hosting conversations at venues throughout the area until Sunday evening. The festival is the brainchild of Isaac Zablocki,...
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Naomi Pfefferman Los Angeles Jewish Journal
David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer, screenwriters of Sacha Baron Cohen's latest film, "The Dictator," were bantering in the comic actor's office as Alec Berg, their co-writer, joined in by speakerphone (he was home babysitting his young daughter). Baron Cohen, star of the prankster mockumentaries "Bruno" and "Borat," was about to move out, and the office was bare except for some...
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