Category: News

Adrien Brody

Born‌ ‌on‌ ‌April‌ ‌14:‌ ‌Adrien Brody, the pianist Szpilman in “The Pianist”

Happy Birthday to Adrien Brody! He is 47 years old today. “He received widespread recognition and acclaim after starring in Roman Polanski’s The Pianist (2002), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor at age twenty-nine, making him the youngest actor to win in that category.”  (Wikipedia) He...

Ilana Glazer

Born‌ ‌on‌ ‌April‌ ‌12:‌ ‌Ilana Glazer

Happy Birthday Ilana Glazer! The comedian and actress is 33 years old today. “She is best known for co-creating and co-starring in the Comedy Central series Broad City, which is based on the web series of the same name.” (Wikipedia) “I feel more Jew-y than Jewish because I feel more...

ChaiFlicks

ChaiFlicks: New streaming service of Jewish films by Menemsha

Menemsha Films. one of the largest distributor of Jewish movies, has launched a streaming service of (some of) their movies. They named it ChaiFlicks. For the uninitiated “chai” means “life” in Hebrew and the word is often used to represent it in Jewish culture. The service costs $5.99 a month or $66 a...

Cancelled

Cancelled and postponed Jewish film festivals as of March 20, 2020

Due to the worldwide spread of the novel coronavirus a number of Jewish film festivals got cancelled and postponed. Here are the ones that I know of that got postponed:  Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival    Announcement: we have decided to postpone the Judy Levis Markhoff Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival Carmel...

Vanity Fair: When Did TV Get So Jewish?

Article by Lisa Liebman The Plot Against America, Unorthodox, Hunters, and The Windermere Children are part of a recent wave of emphatically Jewish television programs—all coming as anti-Semitism is on the rise. According to David Simon, it doesn’t matter that the family at the heart of his new HBO miniseries The Plot Against America—adapted from Phillip...