Archive for the 'Movies' Category

Aronofsky’s “Noah” combines psychology with epic cinema

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Aronofsky’s “Noah” combines psychology with epic cinema By Alexander Diminianoon on the Movieplot website on April 6th, 2014.

Gravity: A Force of Attachment

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

by Herbert H. Stein

In an Ernie Kovacs skit, a boy sends in a question to Kovacs’s eccentric answer man asking why people in South America, at the bottom of the world, don’t fall off. Kovacs’s answer: “Billy, people are falling off all the time.”

My daughter told me that when she went to see the film, Gravity, within a few minutes she was deeply regretting that she’d chosen to see it in 3 D (more…)

The Eternal Zero

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read: The Eternal Zero: Propaganda in the service of present day militarism By John Watanabe on the World Socialist Website on April 2, 2014.

Divergent: A different sort of dystopia

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   Divergent: A different sort of dystopia By Christine Schofelt on the World Socialist Webste on March 27, 2014.

YIVO News

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Upcoming Programs

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THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014 | 6:30pm
FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION

Acclaimed filmmaker Péter Forgács, creator of the installation Letters to Afar, returns to YIVO for a screening and discussion of his award-winning film (more…)

Jeff Goldblum settles in at ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Jeff Goldblum settles in at ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ He says working with director Wes Anderson is an uncommon experience in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on March 22, 2014.]

Jeff Goldblum portrays a prominent lawyer in “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” When the Pittsburgh native isn’t acting, he plays piano in a jazz ensemble every week in a club in LA.

Spring 2014 Events at Leo Baeck Institute

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

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Leo Baeck Institute 15 W. 16th St. New York, NY 10011 (212) 744-6400
Spring 2014 Events at Leo Baeck Institute

LBI is proud to announce a diverse and exciting program of events through May 2014, which begins on Thursday, March 27th with a screening of Free Fall. This documentary is by acclaimed director Péter Forgács and explores the Holocaust in southern Hungary. Additionally, on Sunday, March 30th, LBI will hold the (more…)

Instructor’s novel being developed for the big screen

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Instructor’s novel being developed for the big screen by Katelyn Hilsenbeck on the Advocate Website on March 13, 2014.

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Free fall at the Center for Jewish History

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

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Click Here to Buy Tickets for Free Fall. (more…)

To Scientists in Pursuit, a Bit of Matter Is No Small Matter

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  To Scientists in Pursuit, a Bit of Matter Is No Small Matter By A. O. Scott in The New York Times on March 4, 2014.

‘Particle Fever,’ a terrific documentary, demonstrates that science is the most human of activities

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  ’Particle Fever,’ a terrific documentary, demonstrates that science is the most human of activities. By Peter Rainer in the Christian Science Monitor on March 7, 2014.]

A worker at CERN, the particle-physics laboratory near Geneva, stands beneath the Large Hadron Collider.  CERN/BOND Strategy and Influence

George Devereux: In Memorial

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

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Click Here to Read   George Devereux: In Memorial by Benjamin Kilborne in the Psychoanalytic Study of Society, Volume 17, pp. xi – xxxix, Part 1.

Click Here to Read:  George Devereux: In Memorial by Benjamin Kilborne in the Psychoanalytic Study of Society, Volume 17, pp. xi – xxxix, Part 2.

Click Here to Read:  Jimmy P.  on this website.

The Past from Iran’s Asghar Farhadi: Something of a disappointment

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  The Past from Iran’s Asghar Farhadi: Something of a disappointment By David Walsh on the World Socialist Web Site on March 5, 2014.

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Acclaimed French film director Alain Resnais dies aged 91

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Acclaimed French film director Alain Resnais dies aged 91. Arthouse director rode crest of French new wave movement of 1960s and was still making films as he reached by Anne Penketh on the Guardian.com website on  March 2, 2014.

Alain Resnais, who has died aged 91, reacts after receiving the lifetime achievement award at the Cannes film festival in 2009. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

The psychology of hate

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

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Click Here to Read: The psychology of hate: How we deny human beings their humanity From slavery to genocide, society has shown a terrifying ability to disregard the personhood of others. Here’s why by Nicholas Epley  on the Salon website on  March 2, 2014.

Chiwetel Ejiofor in “12 Years a Slave” (Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Jimmy P.

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Jimmy P. , Review by  Matt Zoller Seitz on the Roger Ebert. com website on  February 14, 2014.

 

64th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 4

Friday, February 28th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  64th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 4. Between faith and the striving for truth: German films in competition at the Berlinale By Bernd Reinhardt  on the World Socialist Web Site on February 28,  2014.

Click Here to Read:  64th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 3 on this website.

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64th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 3

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  64th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 3 We Come as Friends and Run Boy Run: Two more films that take a serious approach By Stefan Steinberg  on the World Socialist Web Site on  February 26, 2014.

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The Jewish Gang That Pulled Off the Most Famous Bank Robbery in Communist History

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  The Jewish Gang That Pulled Off the Most Famous Bank Robbery in Communist History. A new Romanian film starring Vera Farmiga recreates a notorious incident with echoes in today’s European anti-Semitism By Jonathan Levin on the Tablet website on February 20, 2014.

A still from Irene Lusztig’s film Reconstruction, 2002. (Courtesy of Irene Lusztig)

The Permanent Revolution in film criticism

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  A review of David Walsh’s The Sky Between the Leaves from Uruguay: “The Permanent Revolution in film criticism” By Marcelo Arias Souto  on the World Socialist Web Site on  February 19,  2014.