46 posts categorized "Film"

August 10, 2014: New Film Co-Starring Ex-Hasid Set To Premiere
Comments: 9 | Categories: Film , Haredim , Religion , Skepticism & Former Haredim
Ex-hasid Luzer Twersky's new film, "Felix and Meira," will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. It also stars Hadas Yaron from "Fill The Void." Ex-hasid Luzer Twersky's new film, "Felix and Meira," will premiere at the Toronto...

March 11, 2014: Prominent Lakewood Haredi Rabbis Call For A Ban On Haredi Children's Video
Comments: 44 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Film , Haredim
Prominent Lakewood haredi rabbis are calling for a ban on Megillas Lester, a new haredi children's video that has been well-received by haredim, because the video supposedly "profanes and embarrasses the holy." Update 4:18 pm CDT – Artscroll has pulled...

November 19, 2013: Banned In Beirut, Yours Free – If You Win
Comments: 16 | Categories: Antisemitism , Bans & Censorship , Film , Israel , Terrorism
Lebanon’s Interior Ministry banned the award-winning film The Attack last spring when it found out part of it was filmed in Israel using Israeli actors. Now you have a chance to get a copy of the film - for free....

April 15, 2013: God's Neighbors
Comments: 5 | Categories: Film , Haredim
The Israeli film God's Neighbors is showing tonight at 8:00 pm at the Israel Film Center Festival at the Manhattan JCC, and FailedMessiah.com is cosponsoring the screening – so if can, go and see it. God's Neighbors (please see the...

April 9, 2013: The Contest Is Still On: Win Free Tickets To NYC's Israel Film Festival
Comments: 11 | Categories: Film
Answer these three questions correctly and you have a chance to win a pair of tickets to a great Israeli film about…haredim. Originally published at 4:54 pm CDT on 4-8-2013 Answer these three questions correctly before 9:00 am EDT Thursday,...

February 11, 2013: Wendy Runge Reports To Prison
Comments: 26 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Film , Haredim
The Minnesota haredi woman caught in the Iowa Film Office scandal reported to an Iowa state prison today to begin serving a sentence that could last as long as 10 years. Wendy Runge Wendy Weiner Runge, the Minnesota haredi woman...

February 10, 2013: Trailer: The Hen That Crows
Comments: 51 | Categories: Film , Haredim , Women & Judaism
A brief, difficult (coerced) marriage, a long custody battle and being ostracized by her entire family didn't stop Fraidy Reiss from getting on with her life – outside the haredi community. Related Post: Fleeing To Freedom: Escaping Haredi Arranged Marriages.

December 9, 2012: Win A Free DVD Of The Well Reviewed Film, Romeo And Juliet In Yiddish
Comments: 25 | Categories: Film
You have until Saturday night at 11:59 pm CST to correctly answer the following question. One winner will be chosen from the correct answers on Sunday. Here's how you can win a DVD of Eve Annenberg's film, Romeo and Juliet...

December 5, 2012: Johnny Physical Lives
Comments: 5 | Categories: Film
"Thanks to your support, JOHNNY PHYSICAL LIVES, a film about how rock n' roll transformed my late brother's experience of leukemia, just finished a successful Kickstarter campaign. I'm proud to announce that the film is in the running for IndieWire's...

November 5, 2012: Wendy Runge Loses Appeal, Will Serve 10 Year Sentence
Comments: 35 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Film , Haredim
Minnesota filmmaker Wendy Weiner Runge’s appeal of her 10-year prison sentence was denied by an Iowa appeals court last week. Runge claimed that the trial judge improperly considered comments she made during her trial on her blog attacking prosecutors and...

October 24, 2012: Video: The Rabbi's Daughter
Comments: 15 | Categories: Film , Israel , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
Rabbis daughters, no longer Orthodox. The Rabbi's Daughter from בית ספר מעלה on Vimeo.

October 18, 2012: Video Trailer: The Flat
Comments: 8 | Categories: Film
The Israel Academy Award winner for best documentary opens in the US Friday (including same day as theaters on demand cable and satellite).

September 12, 2012: 'Filmmaker' Who Sparked Middle East Violence Defiant
Comments: 107 | Categories: Film , Religion
This is a political movie," said [Sam] Bacile. "The U.S. lost a lot of money and a lot of people in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but we're fighting with ideas." Bacile, a California real estate developer who identifies himself...

July 23, 2012: Video: Rabbi Burger
Comments: 16 | Categories: Film , Humor , PARODY & SATIRE
It's offensive. It's funny. It's not my fault. Watch it anyway. Credits: Starring Jason and Randy Sklar bit.ly/KqjyVb, Jennie Pierson, Lainie Kazan, Judy Tenuta. Directors: Ethan S. Smith and Ron Yavnieli. Writer: Smith, James Carrey. Producers: Corey Moss, Tiffany Moore,...

June 12, 2012: Israeli? Want To Learn English For Business?
Comments: 32 | Categories: Film , Israel
Or are you a haredi thinking of moving to the US if Israel forces you to join the army? Here are the English classes you'll need to make America your new home. Seen on a street in Israel, an ad...

May 18, 2012: Video: A Retired Pornographer And A Retired Rabbi Join Forces To Make 'Kosher' Porn
Comments: 42 | Categories: Film , Humor , PARODY & SATIRE
That's the premise of a new independent film, Your Good Friend. The film is a mockumentary and the trailer, posted below, is brilliantly funny. The film's website. [Hat Tip: Dr. Dildo.]

May 18, 2012: Borat Creator Stoned By Haredim In Jerusalem
Comments: 47 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Film , Haredim
British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen told the Cannes Film Festival that he was stoned by haredim in Jerusalem while dressed as Bruno, a gay Austrian fashion reporter character created and played by Cohen in the film Bruno. Borat Creator Stoned...

March 28, 2012: Film Producer Threatens Jewish Film Festival Over Sex Abuse Documentary Ban
Comments: 41 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Film , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The producer of “Home Alone” and ”Mystic Pizza” is threatening the Los Angeles Jewish film festival after the festival’s director, Hilary Helstein, complained that Rosenfelt's documentary about child sex abuse in the haredi community, "Standing Silent,” amounts to a “witch...

February 9, 2012: Video: Hasidim – A Life Apart
Comments: 25 | Categories: Film , Haredim
A 15-year-old documentary by Menachem Daum and Oren Rudavsky, narrated by Sarah Jessica Parker and Leonard Nimoy, A Life Apart takes a largely nostalgic look at the hasidic community. [Hat Tip: Burich.]

December 15, 2011: Video: Unorthodox – A Jewish Journey
Comments: 29 | Categories: Film , MO & Chardal , Skepticism & Former Haredim
A film about Modern Orthodox kids who leave the fold, and Modern Orthodox kids who 'flip out' and become haredi.

August 4, 2011: Video: Hats Of Jerusalem
Comments: 5 | Categories: Film , Hats , History , Israel
Nati Adler's facinating documentary film about the different types of hats worn – almost as part of a uniforms – in Jerusalem. The video should auto play through all the segments. If it doesn't, there are 9 segements in all,...

June 3, 2011: Video: Rubashkin PR 'Documentary' Trailer
Comments: 12 | Categories: Bad Spin , Chabad , Crime, etc. , Film , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Rubashkin Safety , Rubashkin Workers
The men who made the Unity music fundraising video for Sholom Rubashkin are in the process of making a 'documentary' on Rubashkin's case. Here's the trailer:

June 2, 2011: Video: Documentary On Ultra-Orthodox Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Film , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A Canadian television network made a documentary on haredi child sexual abuse as part of a larger series on religious sexual abuse. Here is the episode on haredi pedophilia:

April 14, 2011: Orthodox Filmmaker Says He Has Found Nails Used In The Crucifixion Of Jesus
Comments: 17 | Categories: Film , History
"There is no doubt that the talented director Simcha Jacobovici created an interesting film with a real archaeological find at its centre, but the interpretation presented in it has no basis in archaeological findings or research," the Israel Antiquities Authority...

April 5, 2011: Video Short: Almonds And Wine
Comments: 5 | Categories: Film , History
A childhood romance, a wedding, and flight from the shtetl. Almonds and Wine from Reel 13 on Vimeo.

February 14, 2011: Film Trailer: The Black Bus
Comments: 5 | Categories: Film , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
Winner of the Haifa International Film Festival Best Documentary Award. Related Post. [Hat Tip: Rochel.]

February 14, 2011: The Black Bus
Comments: 25 | Categories: Film , Haredim , Women & Judaism
Women, Judaism and the haredi community's ongoing oppression of women caught on film. Debra Nussbaum Cohen writes in the Forward's Sisterhood blog: …[The film] “Black Bus” is a close look at the price paid by women who leave their Hasidic...

February 12, 2011: Postville Documentary Plays To Hushed Hometown Crowd
Comments: 7 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Film , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Rubashkin Safety , Rubashkin Workers
You know going in that a 90-minute documentary film about the 2008 Agriprocessors immigration raid and its aftermath will not end happily for most of its imprisoned and deported main characters. But “Abused: The Postville Raid,” holds out hope of...

January 16, 2011: Film: Romeo and Juliet In Yiddish
Comments: 17 | Categories: Film , Haredim
A new feature film retells William Shakespeare's “Romeo and Juliet” – in Yiddish. "Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish" Makes Big Screen Debut By Jon Kalish • WNYC A new feature film retells William Shakespeare's “Romeo and Juliet.” In Yiddish. Aptly...

December 14, 2010: New Documentary About Child Sexual Abuse In Haredi Baltimore
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Film , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Standing Silent documents Baltimore Times editor Phil Jacobs' fight to expose haredi and Orthodox pedophiles, and the haredi rabbis who tried to stop him. Standing Silent website.

November 22, 2010: Chabad Filmmaker Merges Hollywood With Tikkun Olam
Comments: 15 | Categories: Chabad , Film
What was Elisabeth Moss, star of the AMC hit series “Mad Men” and an avowed Scientologist, doing hanging out with a Lubavitcher Jew? They were making a movie together to promote "tikkun olam," the Jewish value of repairing the world....

November 4, 2010: Jews And Baseball: A Love Story
Comments: 30 | Categories: Chabad , Film , Sports
New film documents the careers of the 160 Jews who have played major league baseball. The JTA story on the film. The film has a rare interview with Sandy Koufax, who famously refused to pitch a World Series game against...

August 29, 2010: Video: The Porcelain Unicorn
Comments: 3 | Categories: Film
Hitler Youth and a hidden Jewish child. Link to the film's Website.

August 26, 2010: Video: Actor Justin Long Talks Kosher Food And Nude Sex Scenes Filmed On An Orthodox Family's Dining Room Table
Comments: 18 | Categories: Film
I wonder how Sabbos dinner will go for the family once they see this video.

May 23, 2010: Schlepping Toward Ecstasy
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Film , Haredim
The Israeli mobster was running a modest ecstasy smuggling ring when he had a multimillion-dollar idea. To smuggle his pills into New York’s JFK Airport, he’d turn to couriers who were completely unlikely to arouse customs officers’ suspicions: young Hasidic...

May 13, 2010: Video: What The Heck Is "Hava Nagilah"?
Comments: 14 | Categories: Film , History , Music
New film asks, what the heck does one of the most popular pop songs of all time mean? Where did it come from? And why do so many non-Jews sing it? Hava Nagilah, What Is It? from Katahdin Productions on...

February 5, 2010: New Israeli Film Deals With Haredi Sexuality
Comments: 35 | Categories: Film , Haredim , Israel
Eyes Wide Open seen as breaking new ground in the depiction of haredim in film. New York Times review. [Hat Tips: Joel Katz, CS.]

February 3, 2010: Israeli Film Gets Oscar Nomination
Comments: 6 | Categories: Film , Israel
'Ajami' nominated for best foreign film Oscar. Israel's 'Ajami' nominated for best foreign film Oscar By Nirit Anderman and Uri Klein • Ha'aretz and News Agencies The Israeli film "Ajami" was named yesterday as one of the five pictures in...

October 30, 2009: Failed Messiah Readers To See Film Killing Kasztner Tuesday
Comments: 6 | Categories: Film , History
Details and film trailer: FM reader Seymour wants to get a group together to see Killing Kasztner on Tuesday. Tuesday November 3 6:30 pm Cinema Village (In NYC's East Village) 22 E 12th St New York, NY 10003-4424 (212) 924-3363...

October 22, 2009: Killing Kasztner Premieres In NYC
Comments: 55 | Categories: Film , History
Once incorrectly reviled as Nazi collaborator, Rezso Kasztner now shown to be a rescuer who saved thousands of Jews during the Holocaust. “There were some things I didn’t know; there was a lot of politics involved [in Kasztner's trial and...

October 14, 2009: Hero or Devil?
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Film , History
Who was Rudolf Kasztner? A hero? Or man who sold his soul to Nazis? Kasztner: Hero or Devil? New Documentary Revisits Israel’s Holocaust ReceptionBy Jerome A. Chanes • The Forward Gaylen Ross’s splendid new documentary, “Killing Kasztner,” comes at a...

October 14, 2009: An Interview With Rudolph Kasztner's Granddaughter, Israeli Journalist and TV Personality Merav Michaeli
Comments: 5 | Categories: Film , History , Podcasts '09
What was it like growing up as the granddaughter of one of Israel's most controversial figures? Rudolph Kasztner was a Hungarian Zionist leader. During the Holocaust, he negotiated with the Nazis, often directly with Adolph Eichmann, and won the freedom...

October 6, 2009: A Story That "Has To Be Told"
Comments: 4 | Categories: Film , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
“I think there has to be a path to legalization. You have to deal with reality.” A story ‘that has to be told’: Filmmaker shows preview of documentary on Iowa ICE raid Anne Polta • West Central Tribune WILLMAR, MN...

September 17, 2009: Film Trailer: Killing Kasztner
Comments: 12 | Categories: Film , History , Israel
Here's the first official US look at one of the most controversial Holocaust films ever made. Opening in NYC this October.

August 18, 2009: Interview: Agriprocessors Deported Workers Live In Extreme Poverty
Comments: 9 | Categories: Chabad , Film , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Podcasts '09 , Rubashkin Workers
Workers glatt kosher slaughterhouse allegedly exploited are some of the world's most vulnerable people. This is an interview I did earlier this month with Jennifer Szymaszek. She and her fiancé Greg Brosnan made the PBS Frontline Rough Cut, Guatemala: A...

August 11, 2009: Interview:
Gaylen Ross, Producer/Director of the New Film, Killing Kasztner

Comments: 39 | Categories: Film , History , Podcasts '09
A film that will change the way we think about Holocaust rescue. Here is a 35 minute interview I did this afternoon with Gaylen Ross. Killing Kasztner is an astounding film – one you should see no matter your position...

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