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Film

  • Are we facing decay of small-town life?

    By jwadmin on May 17, 2017
    I was  moved by the stories and the similarities to what we and many other small Jewish communities are facing. I also identified with some of the characters who sense a calling to keep their synagogues and Jewish communities alive,” said Mark Hoffman, president of Shaaray Tefila of Glens Falls, organizer of the program, as he explained to The Jewish […]
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  • United in remembering; group sponsors film about Righteous Gentiles

    By jwadmin on May 10, 2017
    “My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes”  was recently screened at Proctors GE Theatre. It was co-sponsored by the Jewish-Catholic Dialogue Committee, Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY, and  the American Italian Heritage Museum. Prior to the film, La Rabinessa Liora Kelman of Congregation Beth Israel  in Schenectady shared  how her  family, the Saranos of Milan, were […]
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  • Richard Gere on channeling his ‘inner schlub’ in ‘Norman’

    By jwadmin on April 14, 2017
    By CURT SCHLEIER (JTA) – Richard Gere is sexy, suave, tough. He’s been the star of a constellation of films, from “American Gigolo” to “Pretty Woman,” “An Officer and a Gentleman” to “Primal Fear.” At 67, the onetime People magazine Sexiest Man of the Year (1999) still has the looks and charm of a leading man. So what is Richard […]
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  • ‘Moonlight’ named best picture at Academy Awards after ‘La La Land’ mix-up: Jewish connections

    By jwadmin on March 1, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – “Moonlight” was named best picture at the 2017 Academy Awards after “La La Land” producers gave acceptance speeches onstage after being announced erroneously as the winner. “La La Land” did take home six Oscars at the ceremony Sunday night in Los Angeles after being nominated for 14, tying the record set by “All About Eve” and […]
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  • How a bat mitzvah helped inspire a ‘Good Girls Revolt’

    By jwadmin on November 30, 2016
    By LINDA BUCHWALD NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Men were writers and women were researchers. That’s the way it was when Lynn Povich and 45 of her colleagues at Newsweek decided to take a stand. In 1970, the women banded together and became the first women in the media to file a lawsuit on the grounds of sex discrimination — […]
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  • Holocaust film at Temple Sinai to present fable to challenge viewers

    By jwadmin on November 30, 2016
    SARATOGA SPRINGS – “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” will be screened by the Saratoga Jewish Community Arts at Temple Sinai, 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, on Tuesday evening, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. The film program will also include an audience discussion and dessert reception. “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” is a fable told through the voice of a […]
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  • Ben Stiller reveals prostate cancer diagnosis

    By jwadmin on October 13, 2016
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –American actor and comedian Ben Stiller revealed that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer two years ago. Due to early detection Stiller, 50, was able to undergo treatment for the disease and has been cancer-free since, he said in an interview on SiriusXM’s “The Howard Stern Show” on Oct. 4. He published an essay about his […]
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  • In “Blazing Saddles,’ Gene Wilder helped recall a fading black-Jewish alliance

    By jwadmin on August 31, 2016
    By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Last year I joined some 3,000 people at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark for a wide-screen showing of Mel Brooks’ 1974 Western parody “Blazing Saddles.” In the onstage interview that followed, Brooks, then 89, was beside himself in his delight at sharing his 42-year-old comedy with a real live audience. There was only one awkward […]
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  • Natalie Portman learns to sound like an Israeli for her new film

    By jwadmin on August 24, 2016
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – While making the film “A Tale of Love and Darkness,” Natalie Portman had to put her palm in front of her mouth, repeat Hebrew words and feel how the air hit her skin. If Portman felt her breath, it meant she was saying the words in an Israeli accent—or something close to it. […]
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  • Why Gal Gadot is Israel’s real-life Wonder Woman

    By jwadmin on August 3, 2016
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY(JTA) – Israel’s famously partisan papers found something to agree on: They all love Gal Gadot. Israel Hayom, the Sheldon Adelson-funded right-wing daily, called her a “woman of valor.” Walla, a popular news website, suggested that if Israelis were tired of her, they might as well “move to another news item, site or planet.” The City Mouse, an events […]
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