Jewish Film Festivals Blog

Trailer for Rabies

A trailer for “Rabies” (IMDB) was posted on YouTube. (The trailer I knew of in the past has been removed. Check out the notice why.)

East Bay man puts the spotlight on Jewish stars of the silver screen

“Casablanca” was a Jewish film? Well, not really, but did you know that pretty much the only non-Jews involved in the project were the “name” actors, such as Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid as Victor Laszlo? “Michael Curtiz, the director, and [many of] the other actors — including...

Beneath Black Hats and Shtreimels

How American Screens Portray Hasidic Culture It used to be that if you saw a Hasid in a movie or a TV show, he (and it was nearly always a “he”) was there as a visual signifier of urban diversity and little more. Hasidim appeared only in crowd scenes, or...

Jewish Film Presenters Network Conference

Join us for two informative and fun filled days of conversation and workshops that will set new standards for presentation of Jewish film and festivals. Meet and learn from your colleagues and other experts in the field of film programming. Conversations will be geared for both emerging and established festivals....

Jewish Film, From Box Office To Mailbox

Now, you can host a Jewish film festival right in your living room The Film Movement, the company that popularized the DVD-of-the-Month Club, just launched the first-ever Jewish Film Club. For an annual subscription cost of $108, viewers can receive an award-winning Jewish-themed feature film on DVD, as well as...

Ad featuring Moses in a revealing position

From the National Post, TTC rejects cheeky ad featuring Moses in a revealing position   The TTC has rejected a mischievous Toronto Jewish Film Festival ad that depicts Moses inadvertently flashing pixilated genitals while exiting a limousine. The ad, an ersatz homage to Britney Spears and other underdressed celebrities, is...

The Heart That Sings Premiere

From crownheights.info Female-Only Movie Screens in 11 Cities During Passover Holiday Robin Garbose, the Jewish director who earned headlines for her female-only screenings, is at it again, scheduling showings of her latest film in 11 American cities over the upcoming Passover holiday. Crowds of fans turned up for the premiere of...