Jewish Film Festivals Blog

Paul Rudd's eyes

Born on April 6: Paul Rudd, aka the Ant-Man

Paul Rudd is 51 years old today. For the widest audience he is known as Ant-Man in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe). However with a 3 decade long career and 121 credits as an actor he is much more. He has played mostly in comedies, such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin,...

Natasha Lyonne

Born on April 4: Natasha Lyonne from Russian Doll

Natasha Lyonne is 41 years old today. She has appeared in over 60 movies and  two dozen TV series but for most TV viewers she is either familiar as “Nicky Nichols” from “Orange Is the New Black” or as the regularly resurrecting main character from Russian Doll. Some of the...

Born on April 3: Ben Mendelsohn

Ben Mendelsohn is 51 years old today. He is a character actor from Australia, who is know in Hollywood for playing villains and criminals, including Orson Krennic in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”, Daggett in “The Dark Knight Rises” and Sorrento in “Ready Player One”. On his Jewish background:...

Born on April 2: Jaime Ray Newman

Jaime Ray Newman is 42 years old today. While she is not a major movie star (yet?) but if you watched American TV in the last 20 years you must have seen her. Here are just some of her recurring roles from past TV shows: Little Fires Everywhere, Midnight, Texas, The...

Born on April 1: Ali MacGraw, aka Jenny from “Love Story”

Today I am starting a new series, celebrating Jewish people in the film industry on their birthday, one person a day. Ali MacGraw is 81 years old today. She is most known for her role as Jenny in the 1970 hit movie “Love Story” (DVD, BluRay, PrimeVideo). Before this movie...

Covers of some of the 47 movies added to JewishFilmFestivals.org in March 2020

The 47 movies added to JewishFilmFestivals.org in March 2020

In March 2020 I added 47 movies to this site, see the whole list below and the covers of some of them. The Adventures of Saul Bellow (2020) Ashkenaz Music (1992) The Attaché (2019) Between Times (2018) Birth Right (2019) The Black Sabbath (2019) Broken Bird (2020) Children of The...