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Posts Tagged ‘Film’

Brainstorming solutions: Deanne Ginns Gruenberg, owner of the Self Esteem Shop in Clawson and child and adolescent therapist; Jodie Jacobs, table leader; Sara Kraft, social worker in private practice; Orly Kennet, Bloomfield Hills parent; Onisia Martin, school social worker.

Resilience Documentary

Childhood trauma spurs far-reaching mental and health consequences. Ronelle Grier Contributing Writer What is the greatest predictor of health issues such as obesity, smoking, heart disease, depression, alcoholism and other addictions? While genetics and family history may seem the most obvious factors, the answer may come as a surprise: childhood trauma. The devastating effect of…

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A family dedicated to inclusion: Janice Fialka and Richard Feldman with their children Michah and Emma.

Intelligent Lives

Sponsored by our community partners Pain Free Life Centers Film featuring Michah Fialka-Feldman tackles what “intelligence” really means. Huntington Woods native Micah Fialka-Feldman and his family have faced challenges that only other parents of atypical children can begin to understand. From a young age, he was labeled “neurologically impaired” and told that his “low I.Q.”…

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Lebanon

Lebanon Wins Film Award

Center for Israel Education September 12, 2009 For the first time since the award was introduced in 1949, an Israeli film, “Lebanon,” won the Golden Lion Award at the 66th annual Venice International Film Festival. The festival is one of the The Venice festival is the oldest international film festival in the world and the…

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Adam Driver and John David Washington in BlacKkKlansman.

BlacKkKlansman

Emily Burack ALMA Spike Lee’s new film is required viewing about anti-Semitism today. About halfway through Spike Lee’s new film BlacKkKlansman, I pulled out my phone to write a line down. Adam Driver’s character, a Jewish cop named Flip Zimmerman, says “I never thought much about it” — “it” being his Jewishness — “now I’m…

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Tim Kalkhof in The Cakemaker (2017)

Religion, Sex and Pastries

Tom Tugend Jewish Journal of Greater L.A. The Israeli-German film The Cakemaker — an indie festival favorite — has it all. The Cakemaker should satisfy the most finicky pastry lover, but the Israeli-German co-production has also elicited both ecstatic praise and sneering dismissal from film critics. Variety gushes over the “tender, tactile” atmosphere of the…

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Hollywood’s Celebrity Jews: At The Movies And On TV

AT THE MOVIES How to Talk to Girls at Parties is a sci-fi film based in part on the writings of our Brit landsman, super-star fantasy writer Neil Gaiman, 57 (Gaiman recently played himself in a small but important part on The Big Bang Theory). Adding to Gaiman’s work was Parties script co-writer John Cameron…

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70th Independence Day stamp. Israel

Israel@70 Stamp Notes Inventions

Times of Israel [similar id=45408 type=all] Summing up 70 years of Israeli achievement on a postage stamp is a gargantuan challenge — but that’s just what graphic artist Tal Huber had to do to produce a 70th Independence Day stamp for the Israel Postal Service. The stamp depicts many of the inventions for which Israel…

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Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams in Disobedience. AGATHA A. NITECKA / BLEECKER STREET

Disobedience

Above: Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams in Disobedience. Orthodox lovers shake things up. Steamy lesbian sex. That explains part of the buzz behind the new film Disobedience, in which Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams play lovers reunited after many years. Such a display has generated interest in a film before, but it might be the…

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Celebrity Jews: At The Movies

Super Troopers 2, I Feel Pretty and You Were Never Really Here Opening April 20: Super Troopers 2 is a sequel to the 2011 film about five wacky Vermont State Troopers. This light comedy co-stars Emmanuelle Chriqui (Sloane on Entourage), 42. She’s a Canadian of Moroccan Jewish background. Rob Lowe and Lynda “Wonder Woman” Carter…

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Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me

Something For Everyone

The JCC’s Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival celebrates its 20th birthday with a diverse collection of films. A Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. A longtime baseball fan-turned-film director. An activist/actor. These are three of the speakers appearing to spark discussions of films that showcase their talents at the 20th-annual Lenore Marwil Detroit Jewish Film Festival. Paula Vogel,…

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