Category: Press

3 Films By Israeli Directors Top Los Angeles Times List

From Forward: Three films directed by Israelis took center stage in the film listings of the Los Angeles Times’ senior critic Kenneth Turan. The top spot in the “Our Movie Pick” section went to Joseph Cedar’s “Norman,” which tracks the ups, and mainly downs, of a small time New York...

We Need More (Jewish) Screen Time, Not Less – Kveller

From Kveller Judaism lags behind the secular world when it comes to using media to teach social and emotional ideas—aka values. Not because we don’t have the goods, either. From Pirke Avot (Ethics of our Fathers) to Orchot Tzaddikim (The Ways of the Tzaddikim) we have a tradition replete with...

Filming Jewry’s greatest stories

From thew Jewish Journal: What rationales account for this glaring reluctance to produce Jewry’s many remarkable stories? Two explanations come to mind, one psychological and the other commercial: a) the Jewish filmmaking community’s desire to downplay its influence in Hollywood; b) profitability concerns. From a communal perspective, the first issue...