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Maybe you’re like Ellen Wedner and don’t give a darn about basketball. You might stop reading once you learn that "On The Map,” the film that opens the Donald M. Ephraim..
posted January 18, 2017 in FILM CENTER | Permalink
The wild arguments aroused by the film “In Between” are fascinating, if confusing. Allegedly, it’s an internal matter for Palestinian citizens of Israel. The fact is that the..
posted January 17, 2017 in FILM CENTER | Permalink
There’s something elementary about “People That Are Not Me,” the debut feature film of Hadas Ben Aroya, but along with it is a large dose of singularity and boldness. The result in..
posted January 12, 2017 in FILM CENTER | Permalink
Some films capture the essence of Jewry. But they're not necessarily showing at YES Planet or Cinema City, so viewers need to make something of an effort to see them.
Get The Times of Israel's by a..
posted December 17, 2016 in News | Permalink
Israel's hopes for an Oscar as best foreign-language film were dashed when "Sand Storm" failed to make the cut as competing entries from 85 countries were narrowed to nine however, three of the nine..
posted December 16, 2016 in News | Permalink
People like to think that the Holocaust ended in jubilation as the Allies liberated the camps. But the story of World War II is incomplete without a reckoning of the displacement, confusion and loss..
posted December 15, 2016 in News | Permalink
Israeli cinema and television have provided Palestinian actress Samar Qupty with a showcase for her talent and enabled her to make small inroads against bigotry - even among the occasional airport a..
posted December 01, 2016 in News | Permalink
Dani Menkin's documentary recounts the inspiring tale of the Israeli national basketball team's 1977 win of the European Cup. There's no surer ingredient for a feel-good documentary than an sports a..
posted November 29, 2016 in News | Permalink
Once upon a time France was known for its dramas, but now, comedy is king in French cinema.
The cinematheques in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, Sderot, Herzliya, and Rosh Pina, as well as theaters in..
posted November 13, 2016 in News | Permalink
At first, the men in the documentary film "Made Like a Gun" (in Hebrew, "Palsar Himalaya") seem very "Israeli." Rugged, tanned, fit, tough, slightly balding, a cigarette forever perched at the of of..
posted November 11, 2016 in News | Permalink
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