Saturday, November 29, 2014 Kislev 7, 5775
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A Jewish James Bond with the odd job of tracking Nazis for a living? Odds were, after all, that a nonagenarian would have no problems spending his cache of memories on vacuous vacations to regale his relatives, soft tales from a kind zayda repeated to his kinder. But these were trips -- albeit down a memory lane potholed with the...
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Hip-looking twenty- and thirty-somethings drifted about a sleek, white-washed gallery Monday night, sipping wine, sampling hors d'oeuvres and discussing cinema. Though the space felt like a chic Old City gallery, the venue, in fact, was none other than the Gershman Y, and the topic at hand was Jewish film. The host for this affair was the Young Friends of the...
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Kate Feiffer's fine new film adds a hint
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Ever take a look down the long seder table at the grumpy grandpa of a patriarch and think, "Boy, that's one bitter Herb!" Maybe it's because someone slipped an Easter egg into his egg matzah or, after years of fruitlessly awaiting the arrival of Elijah -- whining over how much Manischewitz they've wasted all that time -- he's discovered the...
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Maybe more, on new filmmaker's Web site that pays
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Lisette Johnson, JE Feature
Ryan Wood's seven-minute short film was shown at the Toronto Film Festival. Then he posted it on a new kind of Web site that pays filmmakers -- professional or amateur -- each time viewers click on their work. What sets this Web business, Revver, apart from several other Internet-based video hosting sites is its promise to pay the videomaker 50...
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Grinning widely, Michael Levin steps out of line and walks toward an Israel Defense Force soldier, proudly accepting his formal induction into the army. Minutes later, the large movie screen shows a still photo of Levin in black and green face paint, just hours before he was killed during the summer war with Hezbollah in Lebanon. The 22-year-old native of...
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