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Gypsy Davy

Everyone's family has drama, complexity and intrigue, but in just about any related contest, Rachel Leah Jones would win. Everyone's family has drama, complexity and intrigue, but in just about any..View More


Benny Parrish and Alma Har'el

Israeli Filmmaker's Study on a pocket of California

To call Bombay Beach a documentary is only half the story; it's what adorns and nourishes that framework that makes it so beautiful and distinctive. The Israeli filmmaker Alma Har'el spent a year of..View More


A Matter of Size

Jon Turteltaub to Direct Remake of Israeli Comedy 'A Matter of Size' (Now on DVD!)

Producer David Permut is setting up A Matter of Size, a remake of a 2009 Israeli comedy, at Paramount. Jon Turteltaub is attached to direct and scribe Howard Franklin is penning the shingle, Permut..View More


Review: The Law in These Parts

In "The Law in These Parts," one of Israel's most creative nonfiction filmmakers places judges and attorneys on the cinematic witness stand to explain Israel's contorted 45-year-old military legal a..View More


A screenshot from The Law in These Parts.

Israeli documentary on West Bank legal system wins prestigious Sundance prize

An Israeli documentary film won the best foreign documentary category in the prestigious Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, hardly a week after an Israeli feature film was named as an Academy Award..View More


Israel and the Oscar

TEL AVIV -- Oscar is quickly becoming the Holy Grail of the Holy Land. With the recent foreign language film nod for Joseph Cedar's "Footnote" -- about the relationship between a father and son, and..View More


Yoav Shamir

Who's a hero?

Little did director-cinematographer Yoav Shamir dream, when embarking on an Internet campaign to raise funds for his latest movie, that he would hook the biggest fish of all: Oscar-winning filmmaker..View More


Crew of Footnote

Israeli film industry is a surprising powerhouse

(AP) JERUSALEM - The budgets are bare-bones and the talent pool is limited, but Israel has emerged as a surprising powerhouse in the foreign film industry. The Israeli film "Footnote," up for an is..View More


Justice Meir Shamgar

The Law in These Parts: A View on Israel

In 1979, a group of Palestinian farmers filed a petition with Israel's High Court of Justice, claiming their land was being illegally expropriated by Jewish settlers. The farmers were not Israeli to..View More


Adi Kutner made Barbie Blues with just $800.

$800 Israeli film appears at Sundance

With a budget of just $800, Israeli film student Adi Kutner has proven that it's the story that counts and not the hoo-ha producers usually rely on to move movies forward. Kutner's 18-minute short,..View More


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