Tag Archives: JUF News

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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EVA HESSE (2016)

Filmmaker Marcie Begleiter has turned artist Eva Hesse's tragically short life into something luminous. For every year she was alive, Begleiter shows Hesse as an indefatigable woman with unforgettable incandescence. (JLH: 4/5) Review for JUF News by FF2 Managing Editor … 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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How FIDDLER has become…

Sincere thanks to Paul Wieder of the JUF News for this new post about my August lecture series for the Chicago YIVO Society's annual Summer Festival of Yiddish Culture 🙂 ************************* September 22, 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Broadway … Continue reading

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Cadillac Records

From April '09 Spotlight: Cadillac Records is a musical history of Chicago Blues starring Adrien Brody as Leonard Chess, Beyoncé Knowles as Etta James, and Jeffrey Wright as Muddy Waters. It’s tremendously entertaining, has great resonance, and was one of … Continue reading

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GI Jews

From Aug '05 Spotlight: Historian Deborah Dash Moore will discuss her new book, GI Jews: How World War II Changed a Generation, at Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies on Sunday afternoon Oct. 18. In an exclusive interview with the JUF … Continue reading

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