Category: News

Update on the Buenos Aires Jewish Film Festival

Excerpt from Vos Iz Neais?‘ article titled: How Buenos Aires’ Jews Have Weathered The Pandemic Over the past 16 years, the Buenos Aires Jewish film festival has debuted 250 movies by Israeli directors such as Yosef Shiloaj, Dan Wolman, Ayelet Bargur, Igaal Niddam, Ilan Heitne, David Volach, and Jorge Gurvich,...

Kubrick’s Cruise Kidman Schnitzler Sex Sizzler

Tablet Magazine posted an excerpt from a new book in the Jewish Lives series: “Stanley Kubrick: American Filmmaker” by David Mikics. Here are the opening paragraphs: A.I.,the Aryan Papers,and Eyes Wide Shut all present characters who are locked into their roles and cannot be authentic: the robot boy who yearns to be accepted...

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’...

‌Gal Gadot's eyes

Born‌ ‌on‌ ‌April‌ ‌30:‌ ‌Gal Gadot, aka Wonder Woman

Happy Birthday to Gal Gadot!  She is 35 years old today. She “is an Israeli actress, model, and producer. At age 18, she was crowned Miss Israel 2004. She then served two years in the Israel Defense Forces as a fitness/combat readiness instructor, after which she began studying law and...

Jerry Seinfeld's eyes

Born‌ ‌on‌ ‌April‌ ‌29:‌ ‌Jerry Seinfeld

Happy Birthday to Jerry Seinfeld!  He is 66 years old today. He is a renowned comedian most famous as the creator, writer and actor in the Seinfeld TV series that ran from 1989 to 1998. “His father was of Hungarian Jewish descent, while Jerry’s maternal grandparents, Salha and Selim Hosni,...