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Review 'One Week and a Day' works through grief, one toke at a time

With a title that sounds standard but turns out to be specific, "One Week and a Day" keeps an impeccable balance between absurdity and sadness, comedy and heartbreak. Increasingly outrageous but it..View More

Rabbi Greg Wolfe of Congregation Bet Haverim. Courtesy photo

Film, discussion focus on women’s Israeli-Palestinian business partnership

Described by the Jewish Film Institute as a soulful documentary, "Partner With the Enemy," a 2015 Israeli film, will be shared and discussed by Rabbi Greg Wolfe on Wednesday, May 3, in Davis. The 7..View More

Depiction of the old Eden Cinema in Tel Aviv. Yaniv Ben-Arie FLICKR


One aspect of Israel to celebrate on Yom Ha'atzmaut is its amazing movie culture. Anyone with even a casual acquaintance with the film industry in Israel recognizes it as a fine product of cultural..View More


Israeli Filmmaking Programs Transform the Lives of At-Risk Youth

Israel's film and television industry is one of its most lucrative exports, with series such as "Fauda" and the feature-length comedy "Zero Motivation" packing a collective critical punch on But the..View More

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Wilmington Jewish Film Festival invites those of all faiths to learn more about Jewish culture

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The three-week Wilmington Jewish Film Festival starts on Sunday. Festival chair Debbie Smith joined WECT News First at Four on Tuesday to discuss the fourth annual festival..View More

AMERICAN WRITER/POET James Baldwin is the subject of the documentary ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ to be shown at the upcoming Docaviv Film Festival.. (photo credit:VELVET FILM)


Spring and summer are incredibly busy seasons in the Israeli film world, and wherever you live, chances are there is a film festival coming to a theater near you. They say truth is stranger than in..View More

Detail from poster for 'Norman,' starring Richard Gere and directed by Joseph Cedar.

Israeli-American Relations Brought to Light in New Film

Despite being in the middle of the Passover Holiday, a special preview screening of Joseph Cedar's latest film, Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer at JCC Manhattan brought..View More

Mekonen: The Journey of an African Jew,

Film Series Looks At Israeli Citizens Of Color

The Israel-Palestine divide is often depicted as one of racial conflict, yet about half of Israeli citizens are people of color. The complexity of race and culture in Israel will be explored in a by..View More

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi answers questions during a news conference in Beverly Hills, Dec. 9, 2013.

How Iran/­Israel conflict has played out beyond political realm

An interview given by Asghar Farhadi to an Israeli journalist has become the subject of new controversy in Iran. On March 20, the Israeli daily Haaretz published a May 2016 interview with the on the..View More

A scene from the festival’s closing night film, “AKA Nadia” with Neta Shpigelman and John Hurt.

Jewish film festival serves up variety

Love, romance, drama, escape, rock music under the threat of rockets, a budding artist who dies too soon, a child coming of age, the horrors of the Holocaust - the Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival's a..View More

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