Tagged: Forward

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’...

How ‘The Birdcage’ Married Jewish and Gay Civil Rights

From Forward Aviva Weintraub, director of the New York Jewish Film Festival and the associate curator at The Jewish Museum, believes the film is all about this feeling of acceptance. “In addition to looking at stereotypes of gay people, the film looks at stereotypes and issues about Jewish people,” she...

8 Jewish Movies Premiering at Sundance

From Forward: There’s a lot of amazing Jewish movies coming out of Sundance Festival this year. The popular film festival is in its 28th year, and is starting on Thursday, January 21st, in Park City, Utah. From documentaries about Jewish settlers to full feature dramas from the heart of New...

Daniel Radcliffe’s Patronus Charm Is His Bubbe

From Forward Jewish Harry Potter star, Daniel Radcliffe, answered some very intimate questions in an interview with Playboy and guess what was the last Jewish thing the star did — he visited his grandmother! “Does that count? My mum’s Jewish; my dad is Protestant. We were terrible Jews. If she...

My ‘Unorthodox’ Journey to Berlin

Article in Forward by Deborah Feldman If you asked me a few years ago whether I’d be willing to live in Germany someday I would have laughed out loud. I’ve spent the last few years living in New England, where the subtle, nuanced undercurrent of anti-Semitism is positively glaring in...