Thursday, April 17, 2014 Nisan 17, 5774
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"The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" is no slumber party. What it is, however, is one of the new millennium's most memorable and meaningful movies that focuses on the Holocaust, where nightmares seem the natural dream state of being and gargoyles goose-step to the tunes of the infamous Fatherland. Indeed, "Pajamas" -- based on an award-winning novel -- may well...
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If this had been part of the just-concluded presidential campaign, John McCain would have referred to it as ... "that one." Call it what you will, but the Other Israel Film Festival -- reflecting a love for Israeli cinema that almost dares not speak its name -- is otherwise engaged these days. With its focus on the Arab citizens of...
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The Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival is playing the video version of "I've Got a Secret." But don't look for Garry Moore as its star or the guests to be some innocuous-looking seniors whose part-time jobs are dismantling bombs. Instead, it's Da Bomb: "The Secrets," part of the film-fest's opening weekend, is one of Israel's more-explosive films of the past decade,...
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It's all a matter of rock 'n' reel: Music and movies have been merry Meir Fenigstein's MO for so long, is it any wonder his life sounds like a movie musical? Funny you should say that, he says, savoring the irony that the script he wrote long ago about his years as a member of Poogy -- Israel's No. 1...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Since the 1960s, Israeli journalist Yair Stern has made a name for himself working in various media, but he's perhaps best known as a guiding force behind the development of his country's television industry over the past 40 years. Last week, on the eve of receiving an Excellence in Media Award from his alma mater, Temple University, Stern, now 66,...
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