Jewish Film Festivals Blog

Will ‘Scarface’ return to its Jewish roots?

Brothers Joel and Ethan Coen are polishing the script to a reboot of “Scarface” for director Luca Guadignino. The sentence reads like a screen trade Mad Libs, but it is true nonetheless.[…] How did a star of the Yiddish theater [Paul Muni] come to play the lead in the 1930s’...

Thank you 1000 Facebook followers!

The Facebook page of this site,, has now over 1000 Facebook followers. Thank you to all of you. The Facebook page of our sister site, has over 500.

Celebrated Jewish stars born in April

Celebrated Jewish stars born in May

Most days of the month of May I celebrated a Jewish actor or actress who was born that day by posting about her or him on my Instagram account. Below is the full list of stars with links to my posts and their movies available at (Here is the...

The 71 movies added to in May 2020

The 71 movies added to in May 2020

In May 2020 I added 71 movies to this site, see the whole list below and the covers of some of them. 11 Minutes (2015) 32 Pills: My Sister’s Suicide (2017) DVD As If It Were Yesterday (1980) Autumn in Pyongyang (2019) Before Tomorrow (1969) Bending the Arc (2017) Best...

Chag Sameach! (Shavuot 5780)

Shavuot starts tonight and I wish you Chag Sameach! with a new Chabad video about what the festival is. I found the video on Jacob Richman’s extensive website’s Shavuout video page.