Category Archives: Tzivi’s Chats

CFIC Executive Director: Why I push films “By & About Women.”

From October 25th through November 5th, Metro Chicago will be hosting the 12th Annual Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema at theaters in Chicago, Glenview and Skokie. On Wednesday, November 1st, nestled in the midst of this twelve day celebration of … Continue reading

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Richard Lewis Chat

Last Sunday night, actor Paul Giamatti received a Golden Globe Award (Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical) for his performance as “Barney Panofsky” in Richard Lewis’ new film Barney’s Version. In my January ’11 Spotlight for the JUF News, I wrote: … Continue reading

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Etgar Keret Chat

Posted by JUF Online on 7/27/10: Internationally-acclaimed Israeli author Etgar Keret will be here soon for several weeks of local appearances (see details in Tzivi’s August ’10 Spotlight ) Anticipating his visit, I called him at home for some personal … Continue reading

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Oren on LAWRENCE

  Tzivi's Update (7/23/10): This '07 chat was posted on FF2 in March '07.  The first half of it also appeared in the June '07 issue of the JUF News.  In June '09, Oren was named Israel's Ambassador to the USA, … Continue reading

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Alan + Marilyn Bergman Chat

 From Dec '07 Spotlight:  “An Evening with Alan and Marilyn Bergman” (October 27) was a total delight. Award-winning lyricists, the Bergmans received their first Oscar for writing “The Windmills of Your Mind” (from the 1968 version of The Thomas Crown … Continue reading

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Michael Oren Chat

  LAWRENCE OF ARABIA is Jan’s all-time favorite film, so when she found out it was also the all-time favorite film of Michael B. Oren (author of the best-selling new book POWER, FAITH, & FANTASY: AMERICA IN THE MIDDLE EAST, … Continue reading

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Sara Shepard Chat

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Sally Murphy Chat

Jan Tell us about your personal voyage from Halsted Street to Broadway, Sally. Sally I grew up in Chicago, went to Northwestern University, and then became a Chicago actor. I was very active in Chicago’s theatrical scene and started working … Continue reading

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Hiam Abbass Chat

Hiam Abbass, one of my favorite actresses, came to Chicago in October 2005, to lead the Q&A after a Chicago International Film Festival screening of her new film FREE ZONE. Since I’d already seen FREE ZONE twice by the time … Continue reading

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Shemi Zarhin Chat

Shemi Zarhin, the director of BONJOUR MONSIEUR SHLOMI, came to Chicago in October, 2006, to show his new film AVIVA MY LOVE at the Chicago International Film Festival. Jan sat down with him for a Sunday morning chat right before … Continue reading

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