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Film

  • 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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  • ‘Rosenwald’ selected for annual Glimmerglass Film Days showing: Director Aviva Kempner will discuss her film

    By jwadmin on November 1, 2017
    COOPERSTOWN–The fifth annual Glimmerglass Film Days will be held in Cooperstown Nov. 9-13. Curated by Margaret Parsons, founder and director of the film program at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, the festival offers a slate of films on the theme “Home,” filmmaker talks, a companion art exhibit featuring the works of Pooh Kaye and Cara Wood-Ginder, receptions, guided […]
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  • Dozens of women accuse Jewish director James Toback of sexual harassment

    By jwadmin on October 26, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Thirty-eight women have accused director and writer James Toback of sexual harassment in a Los Angeles Times report spurred by the account of an incident by a rabbi’s daughter. Toback, 72, who is Jewish and received an Oscar nomination for writing “Bugsy,” denied the allegations to the Los Angeles Times. He also said he has […]
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  • Ben Kingsley playing Adolf Eichmann in film about Nazi’s capture by Israel

    By jwadmin on October 18, 2017
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) – Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley is in Buenos Aires filming a Hollywood movie about the capture of Adolf Eichmann by Israeli agents. Kingsley, a British actor, is starring in “Operation Finale,” which chronicles the notorious Nazi’s life as Ricardo Klement living in the Argentine capital after World War II and the Mossad operation to capture […]
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  • ‘Keep Quiet’ to be screened in area three times: Oct. 15, 28, 29

    By jwadmin on October 11, 2017
    What happens when a life and political belief in anti-Semitism is turned on its head when someone learns of a secret, Jewish past? The Saratoga Jewish Community Arts presents the biographical documentary, “Keep Quiet” on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. at Temple Sinai, 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. The film will also be shown as part of the Schenectady Jewish […]
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  • When the women lose their balcony…

    By jwadmin on October 4, 2017
    SJCC Jewish Film Fest begins with ‘The Women’s Balcony’ on Oct. 8 SCHENECTADY– Screenings of “The Women’s Balcony,” will begin the 2017-2018 Schenectady Jewish Film Festival on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 4 p.m. (film only) and again at 7:15 p.m. (with post-film discussion). The Center’s film festival, which continues with films  through April, is at the Robert and Dorothy Ludwig Schenectady JCC on the […]
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