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Film

  • Oscars 2018: For Jewish nominees, a night not to remember

    By jwadmin on March 7, 2018
    By TOM TUGEND LOS ANGELES (JTA) – Half a century ago, Bob Hope’s films were wildly popular, but the comedian was never nominated for an Academy Award. So when Hope served as host of the 1975 Oscar bash, he opened his monologue with “Welcome to the Academy Awards … or as it’s known in my house, Passover.” Few Jewish Winners At Sunday’s 90th award ceremony, […]
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  • French film at AJCC to show how Holocaust education may help students

    By jwadmin on February 7, 2018
    ALBANY–The Cinema International film series of the Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center (AJCC) will show the French film “Once in a Lifetime” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb 10. The 105-minute film, which is in French with English subtitles will be shown at the Center, 340 Whitehall Rd., Albany. The film focuses on an underprivileged high school class in France that enters a national […]
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  • Sammy Davis Jr. documentary to be focus of Beth Emeth Lunch and Learn on Feb. 7

    By jwadmin on January 31, 2018
    ALBANY–As part of its Lunch and Learn series Congregation Beth Emeth will show the film ‘‘Sammy Davis Jr. – I’ve Got To Be Me’’ at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 7. The film will be shown at the temple, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. The film explores the life and career of Davis, a dancer, singer and actor. Davis started as a […]
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  • Oscar nominations 2018: 5 Jewish takeaways

    By jwadmin on January 24, 2018
    By GABE FRIEDMAN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – If one thing jumps out about the nominations for the 90th annual Academy Awards, it’s the lack of big Jewish headlines. “The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro’s latest fantasy-tinted film, about an amphibian creature housed in a government laboratory, led the pack with 13 nominations. Nevertheless, here are the Jewish nominations and […]
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  • Not just about sexuality: ‘Call Me By Your Name’ movie has Jewish aspects

    By jwadmin on January 10, 2018
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN (JTA) — “Call Me By Your Name” has earned praise for its nuanced portrayal of a young man’s coming to terms with his sexuality. Though the film, which is based on a book by the same name by André Aciman, did not receive any awards at the Golden Globes, many expect it to win big at the Academy Awards. In the movie, which […]
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  • To note MLK Jr. Day Saratoga Arts slates documentary on Rabbi Prinz, anti-bias activist

    By jwadmin on January 10, 2018
    SARATOGA SPRINGS– Saratoga Jewish Community Arts will note Martin Luther King Jr. Day with the presentation of the documentary film, “Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent,” Monday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. at Temple Sinai, 509 Broadway. A panel discussion and dessert reception will follow. As a young rabbi in Berlin, Joachim Prinz was forced to confront the rise of Nazism […]
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  • Natalie Portman’s Genesis Prize money is doubled to $2 million

    By jwadmin on December 21, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Israeli philanthropist Morris Kahn has made a $1 million gift to the Genesis Prize Foundation in honor of 2018 laureate Natalie Portman. Kahn’s gift doubles the award for the so-called “Jewish Nobel” to $2 million. Portman was recently named the fifth recipient of the Genesis Prize, which honors professional achievement in service of Jewish values and […]
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  • Rob Reiner on Judaism, movies and his experience ‘home shuling’

    By jwadmin on December 20, 2017
    By CURT SCHLEIER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – By his own admission, Rob Reiner was not the right person to direct “LBJ,” a film biography of Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th president of the United States. “I had a lot of trepidation,” he said in a telephone interview with JTA. A Changed View In addition to a successful career as an actor, […]
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  • Golden Globes 2018: ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ and other Jewish nominees

    By jwadmin on December 13, 2017
    By GABE FRIEDMAN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” one of the most thoroughly Jewish shows on television, capitalized on its strong reviews by earning a Golden Globe nomination for best television series, musical or comedy. The Amazon Studios sitcom created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, the Jewish writer who is best known for the early 2000s hit “Gilmore Girls,” […]
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  • B’nai Sholom to screen award-winning Israeli film drama “Lemon Tree”

    By jwadmin on November 9, 2017
    ALBANY –B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will present “Lemon Tree,” a 2008 Israeli film allegory about the lengths that a Palestinian widow must go through to stop the Israeli defense minister, her neighbor, from destroying the lemon grove that her family has cultivated for generations.  “Lemon Tree” will be shown Saturday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m. at B’nai Sholom, 420 Whitehall Rd., […]
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