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Film

  • 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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  • The Berkshires are alive with 14 Jewish flicks

    By jwadmin on July 6, 2016
    PITTSFIELD, Mass.– The Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, one of the longest running in the United States, has announced its 30th consecutive season. The festival, on Mondays from July 11 through Aug. 15,  is in the Duffin Theater, Lenox Memorial High School, 197 East St., Lenox, Mass. Fourteen films will be featured from the United States, Israel, and international sources. All […]
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  • Bradley to discuss her life

    By jwadmin on June 22, 2016
    MANCHESTER, VT. – “German Roots to an American Life: The Impact of the Shoah,” will be Dr. Ernestine Bradley’s topic from 7:30–9 p.m.on Wednesday June 29, at the Israel Congregation of Manchester, 6025 Main St./Route 7A, Manchester Center, Vt. Bradley will recount her journey from Nazi Germany to the nation’s capital and how her life evolved as the wife of a […]
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