Saturday, April 25, 2015 Iyyar 6, 5775
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David Block has a hurt locker crammed with memories that he wants to share for Memorial Day. With low funds but high-octane energy, he has been pushing and promoting "Abandoned Heroes," his daring documentary of veterans facing more difficult wars at home than they did on battlefields, as disrespect and misunderstandings sometimes sear hearts harder than shrapnel. To that end,...
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Spotlight on Center City for star talent? Here's the proof
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Does Aretha Franklin have an avatar in Rodney Robb? Better yet -- does Rodney Dangerfield? Fix him up with a skinny tie, a rumpled shirt, bug-out eyes, and I tell ya, I tell ya, that Rodney Robb gets no respect. Well, respect this: As owner/president of the Actors Center and Baby Boomers Talent Management, Robb can count among his alums...
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"The Little Traitor" is a little treasure. A coming-of-age allegory about a young boy and a young nation, "Traitor" is seditiously seductive. It straps the story of a Jewish youngster accused of collaborating with a British officer during that nation's mandate control of Palestine around a lovely, funny rites of passage play for both the boy and the State of...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Sara Keisler Greenberg's first film, all of 12 minutes, might be called "The Little Class Project That Could -- and Did -- Make It All the Way to the United Nations." The 22-year-old from Gladwyne is the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors and a recent graduate of Yale University. Last spring, as a senior, she opted to make a film rather...
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Love means never having to say you're ... sumo? With all due respect to the recently deceased author Erich Segal, love -- and self-image -- are a big part of the questions rolled around on the mat in the delightfully sumo-set arena of "A Matter of Size," the opening entry in the Israeli Film Festival, set to unspool on Feb...
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