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Lessons from Our Favorite Film: Jan & Rich Chat with Historian Michael Oren about ‘Lawrence of Arabia’

Lessons from Our Favorite Film: Jan & Rich Chat with Historian Michael Oren about ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ (First Posted in 2007) JAN: Boker Tov, Michael. Our subject today is LAWRENCE OF ARABIA & how this movie influenced American thinking about the Middle East. LAWRENCE was originally released in theaters in December, 1962. When was the […]

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Jan Chats with Ivy Meeropol about ‘Heir to an Execution’

Jan Chats with Ivy Meeropol about ‘Heir to an Execution’ (First Posted in 2004) Director Ivy Meeropol is the granddaughter of Ethel & Julius Rosenberg. Photograph by Thomas Ambrose (Ivy’s Husband) In a previous era of international conflict, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were accused of giving atomic secrets to the Soviet Union, and then, in […]

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Jan Chats with director Deborah Kampmeier about her film ‘Virgin’

Jan Chats with director Deborah Kampmeier about her film ‘Virgin’ (First Posted in 2005) Deborah Kampmeier’s film VIRGIN was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards in 2004, but none of the usual suspects were interested in distributing it. Fortunately VIRGIN was recently released on DVD. Jan Lisa Huttner called Kampmeier at her home in New […]

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Jan Chats with Director and Screenwriter Grinder Chadha about New Film ‘Bride and Prejudice’

Jan Chats with Director and Screenwriter Grinder Chadha about New Film ‘Bride and Prejudice’ (First Posted in 2005) ‘Bride and Prejudice’, Gurinder Chadha’s new musical extravaganza, opened in Chicago on February 12th. Jan Lisa Huttner chatted with Gurinder two days before by phone. Jan was at her desk in Chicago. Gurinder was out and about, […]

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Jan Chats with Director Christopher Noonan about his Film ‘Miss Potter’

Jan Chats with Director Christopher Noonan about his Film ‘Miss Potter’ (First Posted in 2007) What a surprise: I walked into a critics screening of MISS POTTER with minimal background and low expectations (“Oy, Peter Rabbit? I don’t think so!”), but walked out delighted to have met her acquaintance. Luckily the publicist was able to […]

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Jan Chats with Nir Bergman about ‘Broken Wings’

Jan Chats with Nir Bergman about ‘Broken Wings’ (Hebrew Title: KNAFAYIM SHVUROT) (First posted in 2004) The Israeli film “Broken Wings’  swept that country’s Academy Awards in 2002, and also won major awards at the Berlin, Palm Springs and Tokyo International film festivals. The film opens this week in the United States. Jan Lisa Huttner (JLH) caught up […]

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