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Shimon Peres Doc “Never Stop Dreaming” Aims to Inspire World Leaders

Here is one film that should be added to the top of the Netflix queue of every world leader (yes, world leaders watch Netflix too): “Never Stop Dreaming: The Life and Legacy of Shimon Peres.” 

“Girl No. 60427”: A Survivor Story From a Grand- daughter’s Perspective

If you’re a descendant of Holocaust victims, do you remember the first time you learned about your relative’s experience?

“My Name Is Sara” Depicts Jewish WWII Refugee in Ukraine

The film “My Name Is Sara” tells the true and arduous story of a Jewish girl who survived by pretending not to be Jewish.

Understanding a Mysterious Disease: Interview with Dr. Iris Orbuch

Created and directed by Shannon Cohn, “Below the Belt,” which premiered at NYC’s Museum of Modern Art in May, explains this complex inflammatory disease through the lens of three patients.

What to Expect at the 35th Annual Israel Film Fest

There’s a film industry half a world away that’s yearning to be seen, and it will be returning to Los Angeles next weekend.

You Didn’t Fight Back

Based on the book “Harry Haft: Survivor of Auschwitz, Challenger of Rocky Marciano,” by Alan Haft, Haft’s eldest son, the film was directed by Academy Award-winner Barry Levinson and stars Ben Foster as Harry Haft.

Passover Comedy “When Do We Eat?” Still Puts the “Fun” in Dysfunctional Seder

When husband and wife team Salvador Litvak and Nina Davidovich Litvak released their Passover comedy “When Do We Eat?” in 2005, they knew they had created something special. 

We Came Here with Nothing

“The Star of David is a part of me,” says 16-year-old Soheil to his Islamist gang friends in a Berlin suburb. They have discovered...

Mayim Bialik on “As They Made Us,” Her New Film and Directorial Debut

Mayim Bialik didn’t set out to write her new film “As They Made Us.” Instead, it happened naturally.

“American Birthright” Documentary Asks, “Should I Marry Jewish?”

“American Birthright” is a documentary about having difficult conversations.  The writer and director, Becky Tahel, made her movie to find the answer to two questions:...

New Documentary “They Survived Together” Reveals Price of Survival

The very name of the documentary “They Survived Together,” which premieres at the Museum of Tolerance on April 6, seems to promise a happy ending.

Filmmaker Rebecca Eskreis on “What Breaks the Ice”

Rebecca Eskreis knew that she was living the dream when directing “What Breaks the Ice.”

New Film Captures Unique Dining Experience of “The Automat”

Is it possible to feel an emotional attachment to a restaurant you never went to?

Israeli Yeshiva Comedy Series “The New Black” Premieres on ChaiFlicks

“The New Black,” an Israeli TV show that depicts Haredi yeshiva boys like you’ve never seen them before, is now playing on the new ChaiFlicks streaming platform.

Film Festival Showcases Israeli, Sudanese and Iranian Female Voices

Each of the shorts screened during the recent festival followed empathetic female characters struggling amidst challenging, even dispiriting, circumstances beyond their control.

What’s Happening at AFM

Yesterday I attended the first day of the American Film Market event, which is being held online this year from November 1 to November...

New Netflix Film Focuses on Lawyer Ken Feinberg’s 9/11 Mission

Eleven days after September 11, 2001, Congress passed a law to disburse billions of dollars in compensation to the families of victims.

“Tango Shalom” Examines Chassidic Life and Dancing

If you saw a Hollywood film around the middle of the last century, you would be quite sure that all the leading actors — whether of Jewish, Italian or Greek descent — portrayed clean-limbed and straight-nosed Anglo-Saxon types.

Documentary “Rulon” Shows The Not-So-Golden Experience of An Olympic Champion

Reflecting on his latest film “Rulon,” documentarian Adam Irving recites a cliche about professional athletes: “Every athlete dies twice. They die when they retire, and they die again when their body ceases to live.”

Film Probes Hitler’s Impact Today

The film caps a four-year inquiry in nine countries into decades of cultural fascination with the Nazi leader and the ramifications of such a fascination on present politics.

Tamara Rosenfeld is a Foodie Filmmaker

Rosenfeld has traveled around the world as the director and producer of the immensely popular Netflix series, “Street Food.”

Israel’s Top Film Comes to L.A. — Finally

Last year’s original release date for the film was cancelled by the Corona-19 pandemic, which shuttered movie houses across the world.

Germans Recall Nazi Era in “Final Account”

The documentary film “Final Account” opens with an old German man humming a popular song of the Nazi era, which starts with “Sharpen your...

When Hitler Stole the Pink Rabbit

The foundation of the film is a 1971 semi-biographical novel by the late Judith Kerr.

Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish Dance the Hora in New Film ‘Here Today’

Comedian Billy Crystal and actress Tiffany Haddish are so close that Crystal read a Torah portion at Haddish’s 2019 bat mitzvah ceremony in Los Angeles.

Spielberg Launches Drive to Film Jewish Stories

Its purpose, according to a news release, is to “tell stories about a diverse spectrum of Jewish experiences, histories and cultures.”

Israeli and Palestinian Films Face Off for Oscar

In the short films category, both the Israeli and Palestinian entries have placed among the five finalists, no small feat in a field of 174 competitors.

“Shiva Baby” Brims with Feverish Millennial Jewish Angst

Seligman’s script draws prickly comedic and dramatic tension from its acidic humor and tantalizingly stressful setup.

Three Short Films Offer New Take on Passover Seder

It’s getting closer to the Passover Seder (evening of March 27) and Phil Miller of 7th Art Releasing notified the Journal that his company...

5 Notable Jewish Nominees for 2021 Oscars

“Mank,” the black-and-white Netflix film about Jewish screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, leads the slate of Academy Award nominations in a year when most Americans viewed movies via streaming services.

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