Yaron Zilberman doesn’t hesitate when asked why eight years elapsed between the release of his first film, the 2004 award-winning documentary, Watermarks, about the Hakoah Vienna Jewish women’s swim team of the 1930s, and his second film, A Late Quartet, which opens Nov. 9 at the Ritz Five in Philadelphia. “Because that’s how long it takes to make a movie,”...
Ever wondered where “Hava Nagila” came from — and why it’s so ubiquitous at life cycle events? Interested in getting a violin’s-eye view of New York’s street music scene? How about going behind the scenes of Israel Defense Forces internal affairs investigations? If you answered in the affirmative to any of the above, then the Philadelphia Jewish Film festival is for you.
With your choice of a dozen films from around the world, taking advantage of the 32nd annual Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival could require some strategizing. The two-week festival kicks off Nov. 3 at the Gershman Y.
Greg Salisbury first came to the Exponent as an intern at Inside magazine. He has been the editor of Special Sections since 2000, the editor of Inside magazine since 2008 and the Arts and Culture editor since 2012.
He was born in Philadelphia, and has lived up and down the Eastern Seaboard.