Saturday, July 12, 2014 Tammuz 14, 5774
Marc Erlbaum keeps Tinseltown attuned to tikkun olam
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Marc Erlbaum seems just the kind of guy you'd want to hang out with over a cup of coffee -- which makes the premiere of "Cafe," set in the caffeinated grounds of West Philadelphia, an appropriate choice to perk up a conversation on the eve of its premiere at the Philadelphia Film Festival pff10.org on Oct. 16.
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Israeli filmmaker offers a coda to story of Warsaw ghetto
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Brad Lidge may be Charlie Manuel's Rolaids of a reliever, but when history had some unfinished business to attend to, it was Yael Hersonski who got the call for the save.
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"You'll be the death of me," the elderly man whispered. And hoped. Death wish? Jack Kevorkian heard it as a plea for a posthumous epigram. "You Don't Know Jack," HBO's multiple-Emmy Award nominee -- with the honors being handed out Aug. 29 -- was written by Philadelphia's Adam Mazer, whose interviews with the doc assigned the moniker of "Dr. Death"...
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Daniel Pritzker makes some noise about the silent film he's bringing in
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Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans? "I do," regales Daniel Pritzker. "I miss it right now." He's not missing out on much of anything else: The scion of the family whose Hyatt dynasty put to bed any financial concerns he may have for life -- Daniel was ranked No. 236 on the Forbes 400 "The 400...
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Call him what you will, but don't call him late for 'Dinner'
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"Dinner for Schmucks"? "Oh, a film about the family hour," reacts a Jewish captain of industry who gets stripped of his stripes and decommissioned/degraded to private parts as soon as he steps over the threshold of his home. There's nothing Jewish about "Dinner for Schmucks," opening July 30, except the title -- but it is a title that has produced...
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