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A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS (2016): Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

A Tale of Love and Darkness is Natalie Portman’s adaptation of the memoir Amos Oz published in 2004. I consider this film a masterpiece… but you probably won’t hear many other film critics say that. This is no doubt the … Continue reading

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A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS (EML)

Natalie Portman’s directorial debut, A Tale of Love and Darkness explores the psychological toll on those who find life to fall short of their expectations. Utilizing language, location and raw emotional acting performances, Portman creates an atmosphere as much as … Continue reading

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The Little Traitor

8/19/10 Update: Although it played for almost the entire month of June at the Landmark Renaissance, The Little Traitor will be back in Chicagoland for at least one more week of screenings at the Highland Park Theatre beginning Friday, Aug. 20. To … 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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May ’10 Spotlight

Drury Lane Oakbrook is billing Ragtime as “the most lavish production” ever to appear on their stage. Based on E. L. Doctorow’s prize-winning 1974 novel, the original Broadway production of Ragtime won four Tony awards in 1998 (including Best Original … Continue reading

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CARVALHO’S JOURNEY

NYC SHOUT-OUT: Carvalho’s Journey is playing at the Center for Jewish History on March 15 as part of the 2016 Sephardic Film Festival. Filmmaker Steve Rivo will be onsite for a post-screening Q&A. To order tickets, visit the CJH website. (Presented by … Continue reading

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SP: RAISE THE ROOF

Tzivi’s Sneak Peek: Seen at a special screening at the Museum of Jewish Heritage (11/8/15) New documentary from the National Center for Jewish Film in which a dedicated team recreates a Polish synagogue for the new museum in Warsaw. Heavy … 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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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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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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