‘Son of Saul’ Wins Oscar, Cementing Strength of Holocaust-Themed Films at Academy Awards

From Tablet Magazine Nearly 85 percent of all Holocaust-themed Oscar nominees—going back to the first, ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ (1959)—have received at least one Academy Award By J. Hoberman Aside from the certainty that host Chris Rock would be relentless and hilarious in mocking the absence of diversity in this year’s Oscar nominations, there … Read more

Bacon, Bulimia, and Bedouins: Sundance Through a Jewish Lens

From Tablet Magazine The Sundance Film Festival recently wrapped, and an Israeli director took home a Grand Jury prize By Rose Kaplan Sundance also awarded documentarian Josh Kriegman a U.S. Grand Jury Prize for his film Weiner, about Anthony Weiner’s New York City mayoral campaign in 2013; and Toronto animator/filmmaker Sol Friedman a Short Film … Read more

Israeli Film ‘Sand Storm’ Wins Top Prize at Sundance

From HaAretz Arabic-language Israeli drama tells the story of a Bedouin woman who must welcome her husband’s second wife. The Arabic-language Israeli film “Sand Storm” won the top prize for a foreign film at the Sundance Film Festival Saturday night. The film took the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize. Written and directed by a Jewish-Israeli, … Read more