Archive for the 'Movies' Category

The Lodz Ghetto, Review by Selma Duckler

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Dawid Sierakowiak

“I’d tried to straighten him out, but there’s only so much you can do for a person who thinks Auschwitz is a brand of beer.”
― David Sedaris

It is 69 years since the summer of 1945 when WW11 ended,and the year in which the concentration camps were liberated. Very few of those concentration camp survivors remain, and in not too long a time, there will be no more eye witnesses to that history.

For those of us who see this as a grave fragility, it becomes very important that we take our responsibility to continue to dispense information about the holocaust with great seriousness. Ignorance harbors danger.

There is excellent Holocaust literature and movies. (more…)

So Bright is the View: A serious film from Romania

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

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Click Here Read:   So Bright is the View: A serious film from Romania By David Walsh on the World Socialist Web Site on June 4, 2014.

Sun Kil Moon’s Benji: Life and death (mostly death) in small-town Ohio

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

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Manos Sucias, Freedom Summer and others: Bitter social conflict present and past

Monday, May 26th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  San Francisco International Film Festival 2014—Part four. Manos Sucias, Freedom Summer and others: Bitter social conflict present and past By Joanne Laurier  on the World Socialist Web Site on May 26, 2014.

Orson Welles: An “unfinished artist” in an unfinished century

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Orson Welles: An “unfinished artist” in an unfinished century. Event marks 80 years since theater festival in Woodstock, Illinois
By David Walsh and Joanne Laurier   on the World Socialist Website on May 23, 2014.

Click Here to Read:  Interviews with critics and film historians about Click Orson Welles By David Walsh and Joanne Laurier  on the World Socialist Website on May 23, 2014.

Orson Welles in 1937

My Great Uncle was Freud’s Butcher

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  My Great Uncle was Freud’s Butcher by  Edie Jarolim On the Reel Life with Jane website on  May 22, 2014.

Robert Duvall as Watson, Alan Arkin as Freud, and Nicol Williamson as Holmes in “The Seven-Per-Cent Solution”

Bad Hair, School of Babel, South is Nothing: Struggling in a harsh reality

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

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Click Here to Read: San Francisco International Film Festival 2014—Part three Bad Hair, School of Babel, South is Nothing: Struggling in a harsh reality By David Walsh on the World Socialist Web Site on May 221, 2014.

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Tamako in Moratorium, Standing Aside, Watching, Three Letters from China: Greater urgency from Japan, Greece and China

Friday, May 16th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   San Francisco International Film Festival 2014—Part two Tamako in Moratorium, Standing Aside, Watching, Three Letters from China: Greater urgency from Japan, Greece and China By Joanne Laurier on The World Socialist Web Site  May 16, 2014.

Tamako in Moratorium

There is realism, and then there is realism

Monday, May 12th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  There is realism, and then there is realism By David Walsh on the World Socialist Web Site on May 12, 2014.

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Conflict: Freud and Culture Exhibit

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Conflict: Freud and Culture Exhibit.  Dates and locations included.

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.

Lidia Yuknavitch

Free fall at the Center for Jewish History

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

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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.