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Sunday, December 5, 2021

Team Israel’s inspiring World Baseball Classic run documented

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The documentary "Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel" tells a moving underdog story that should inspire people who attend an upcoming Miami Jewish Film Festival members screening. The screening takes place at 7 p.m....

The Quiet Revolutionary

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RBG, the documentary about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, directed and produced by Betsy West and Julie Cohen exposes a quiet, ladylike, and very persistent revolutionary.  She was a strong advocate for gender equality and women's...

Movie Review: ‘Julia Scotti: Funny That Way’

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When we first posted a review of this film documenting the life and career of comedian Julia Scotti, we felt that it was a positive article. I praised the film and endeavored to treat...
A scene from the film “Where Is Anne Frank?” Source: Screenshot/IMDB.

First Anne Frank animated film debuts at Cannes festival

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The first animated film based on “The Diary of Anne Frank” debuted at the Cannes Film Festival to positive reviews from film critics, reported Deutsche Welle. “Where is Anne Frank?” which premiered last week, revolves around...

Cutting-edge films from around the world

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The Sydney Film Festival gets under way on June 7 and will feature 288 films from 59 countries over 12 days. Don Perlgut looks at some of the films and documentaries with Jewish connections. THIS...

From Booze Smuggler to ‘Righteous Among Nations’

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“Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire.” This quote, taken from  the Talmud, is the subject of the 2018 film The Mover by veteran Latvian director Dāvis Sīmanis. It tells the true story of a...

Streaming Latin American Jewish movies

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Anita (Argentina: 2008): A Down syndrome Jewish girl wanders the streets of Buenos Aires in search of her mother after the AMIA bombing. Family Law (Argentina, France, Italy, Spain): Jewish son and father explore their differences and...

Miami Jewish Film Festival Announces 2018 Lineup

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Art Basel is over, but Miami's next cultural extravaganza isn't far off. The Miami Jewish Film Festival (MJFF) will return this January for its 21st year. January 11 through 25, MJFF will screen 62...

Jewish Refugees Return to Fight Hitler

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About Face: Jewish Refugees in the Armed Forces, a 2020 documentary, is now streaming on Amazon. The film documents the thought-provoking WWII story of young Jewish men and women who escaped certain death at...

Seattle Jewish Film Festival offers a ‘kaleidoscopic look’ at filmmaking

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Festival Preview When filmmaker Tiffany Shlain lived in Seattle briefly during the early ’90s, she had an apartment in Pioneer Square that she was very excited about. “I remember , ‘Dad, I have a view of...