Author Archives: TziviahHuttner

BENEATH THE HELMET

Beneath the Helmet: From High School to the Home Front is fascinating look at five young men undergoing rigorous paratrooper training in the IDF (Israeli Defense Force). Barely 18 years old and just out of high school, they are at … Continue reading

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FELIX & MEIRA

Two sad-sacks meet one day in the middle of a slushy Montreal winter. She is a young woman from a Hasidic family and he is a much older man from a wealthy Christian family. Their relationship is presented as life-altering, but … Continue reading

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GETT Opens in Chicago

Blame it on the Law of Unintended Consequences. By all accounts, David Ben Gurion who was, after all, a secular Socialist, never realized he was giving religious authorities total control over the intimate personal lives of Israeli citizens. And yet, … Continue reading

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Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem–released in Israel in 2014 as Gett–is the third and final film in “The Amsalem Triology,” co-written and co-directed by actress Ronit Elkabetz in collaboration with her brother Shlomi Elkabetz. Once again, Ronit Elkabetz stars as … Continue reading

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The Amsalem Triology

“The Amsalem Trilogy” is a series of three films co-written and co-directed by actress Ronit Elkabetz in collaboration with her brother Shlomi Elkabetz. Ronit Elkabetz stars as “Viviane Amsalem,” an Israeli woman from a Moroccan family. Simon Abkarian co-stars as her … Continue reading

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Shivah

Seven Days--released in Israel in 2008 as Shiva--is the second film in "The Amsalem Triology," co-written and co-directed by actress Ronit Elkabetz in collaboration with her brother Shlomi Elkabetz. Once again, Ronit Elkabetz stars as "Viviane Amsalem" and Simon Abkarian co-stars as … Continue reading

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To Take a Wife

To Take a Wife--released in Israel in 2004 as Ve'Lakhta Lehe Isha--was the first film in what was to become "The Amsalem Triology," co-written and co-directed by actress Ronit Elkabetz in collaboration with her brother Shlomi Elkabetz. Ronit Elkabetz stars as … Continue reading

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The Zionist Idea

New documentary co-directed by Joseph Dorman and Oren Rudavsky. Seen on 2/24/15 at a sold-out screening co-sponsored by The Jewish Museum at the Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center.

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Theodore Bikel ITSOSA

Full Title = Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholem Aleichem “I carry Sholem Aleichem with me. I have my entire life… So these two stories, these two journeys are intertwined, his and mine, even though we never met… This … Continue reading

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2/8: Bikel Screening

Meet Legendary Theodore Bikel at Spertus in February! “People ask me: ‘Where are your people from?’ And I say: ‘Bukovina.’ And they say: ‘Where is that?’ And I say: ‘Okay, used to be Russia. When my parents were born, it … Continue reading

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