Category Archives: Tzivi’s Columns

Columns &/or Posts written by Jan Lisa Huttner for Chicago’s JUF News: www.juf.org

Tzivi’s Cinema Spotlight (April ’17): Tzivi raves about NORMAN!

On Account of a Hat. In one of Sholem Aleichem’s best–loved stories, a wheeler dealer is forever “negotiating transactions” until “one day God takes pity on him, and for the first time in his career—are you listening?—he actually works out … Continue reading

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Tzivi’s Cinema Spotlight (March ’17): Reviews of IN SEARCH OF ISRAEL CUISINE and MR. GAGA

Spring brings two new documentary films from Israel to Chicago. One I loved. The other? No so much. So let’s start with the spinach. Mr. Gaga, which opens tonight at the Music Box Theatre on Southport, is Tomer Heymann’s new … Continue reading

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Tzivi’s Cinema Spotlight (Feb ’17): Reviews of FIRE BIRDS and MORGENTHAU

Tzivi reviews Morgenthau and Fire Birds By Jan Lisa Huttner Hello, Readers. Did you miss me? My first post for Tzivi’s Cinema Spotlight was way back in August 2011, and in all the intervening years, month after month, I have … Continue reading

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July JUFB: Oh My :-(

Lions & Tigers & Bears! Oh, My! Speaking out on 3 new Metro Chicago Releases 🙁 Three new films of potential interest to Jewish cinefiles open in Metro Chicago today. The first is Woody Allen’s new pastiche,Café Society. The second … Continue reading

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PEGGY GUGGENHEIM (JLH)

Full Title = Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict For all the books written about her since her death in 1979--and even despite the two books she wrote about herself--Peggy Guggenheim remains an elusive subject. Filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland's great contribution to … Continue reading

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The Fifth BW FIDDLER

After a month of previews, Broadway's fifth Fiddler on the Roof premiered today at the Broadway Theatre at 1681 Broadway (on the corner of 53rd Street). This is the final event – some might even say the culminating event – … Continue reading

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CFIC ’15: The Gett Trilogy

The 10th annual Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema begins this week, and as regular readers already know, I will be flying in from Brooklyn to participate in a special screening of The Gett Trilogy on Tuesday, Nov. 3. This is … Continue reading

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