Category Archives: Tzivi's News

“The Fiddler Returns” wins award from Illinois Woman’s Press Association

FF2 Media congratulates Editor-in-Chief Jan Lisa Huttner, who just won a 2nd place certificate in the Photographer/Writer category for her January JUF News feature "The Fiddler Returns." The Fiddler Returns By Jan Lisa Huttner The final event in the worldwide celebration … 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: Sweet Home Chicago

11/3/15: With Cindy Stern​ at the 2015 CFIC. Taking a break during our marathon screening of "The Amsalem Trilogy" (To Take a Wife, Shiva and Gett). Grueling, yes, but this was such a powerful experience that I can only hope to … Continue reading

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CFIC ’15: Tzivi’s Guide

Tzivi's Guide to the 10th Annual Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema By JAN LISA HUTTNER Patrons of this year’s Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema (CFIC) will have a rare opportunity to see one of the most significant accomplishments in the … Continue reading

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CFIC ’15: Top Picks

Here is my list of TOP PICKS for this year's 2015 Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema (CFIC) Best New Filmmakers: Lee Gilat for Encirclements Best New Star: Naruna Kaplan De Macedo of Is That You? Best Feature Film: The Farewell Party … Continue reading

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CFIC ’15: Top Docs

Highly Recommended Documentary Films in this year's 2015 Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema (CFIC) 1. The Polgar Variant 2. Silicon Wadi  

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CFIC ’15: Top Features

Highly Recommended Narrative Feature Films in this year's 2015 Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema (CFIC) 1. The Amsalem Trilogy * Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem * Shiva * To Take a Wife 2. Encirclements 3. The Farewell Party/ 4. Is That You?

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IWWG ’15 Spring Conference

International Women's Writing Guild Member Author Panel 2015 Spring "Big Apple" Conference JLH Intro: From roughly 1983 to 2002, I worked as a Healthcare Computer Consultant. So basically this was from the dawn of hospital information systems (when people first started getting … 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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2014: Tzivi’s Top Picks

Best Feature Film of 2014: Selma Runner Up: Birdman Best Director of 2014: Ava DuVernay (Selma) Runner Up: Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman) Best Documentary of 2014: Gringo Trails Runner Up: Life Itself Best Actress of 2014: Amy Adams (Big Eyes) Runner up: … Continue reading

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