62 posts categorized "Film"

November 22, 2015: New Jerusalem Theater Complex To Be Closed On Shabbat After Secret Backroom Deal Forced By Haredim
Comments: 22 | Categories: Film , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
A source in Jerusalem’s city government said Cinema City’s owners were pressured by the city to tell the High Court Cinema City would close on Shabbat of its own volition. In return, it was offered backroom financial inducements by the...

November 4, 2015: El Al Flight Kills PG-13 Movie In Order To "Not Annoy" Haredim
Comments: 45 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Film , Haredim
El Al has yet again acquiesced to haredi modesty demands and penalized non-haredi passengers. El Al Flight Kills PG-13 Movie In Order To "Not Annoy" Haredim Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com An El Al flight from Moscow to Tel Aviv abruptly...

October 18, 2015: Former Porn Queen Takes To Twitter To Defend Israel
Comments: 48 | Categories: Film , Israel
And not only that, Jenna Jameson, the former "Queen of Porn," is converting to Judaism. Above: Jenna Jameson © Glenn Francis, www.PacificProDigital.com (used under Creative Commons license) Former Porn Queen Takes To Twitter To Defend Israel Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com...

May 20, 2015: Does She Really Want Tea?
Comments: 19 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Film , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A great new video short explains what consent is in a way pretty much everyone can understand. By way of warning, the "F" word is used a couple times at the very beginning of the video in the first few...

April 29, 2015: New Short Film On Hasidim
Comments: 26 | Categories: Film , Haredim , Religion, Religion & State
A 23-year-old hasidic Jew struggles to come to terms with the tension of staying true to tradition, and life as a young man in modern Britain, in Billy Lumby's short film Samuel-613. Set in east London, Shmilu (played by Theo...

April 17, 2015: Felix And Meira
Comments: 164 | Categories: Film , Haredim , Skepticism & Former Haredim
Ex-hasid Luzer Twersky's new film, Felix and Meira, opens tonight in New York City. Here's the trailer. • This post was sponsored by Felix and Meira

April 12, 2015: Video: A Holocaust Survivor Returns To Poland With Filmmaker Menachem Daum
Comments: 1 | Categories: Antisemitism , Film , History
“Hatred doesn’t always have to be passed on from generation to generation,” says New York filmmaker Menachem Daum. “Perhaps no one is more qualified to set such an example than Poles and Jews.”

February 27, 2015: Baruch Dayan HaEmet: Leonard Nimoy
Comments: 43 | Categories: Film , Television
Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning at his home...

February 13, 2015: Video: New Award-Winning Film On Agunah Crisis Opens Today
Comments: 21 | Categories: Film
Here's the film's video trailer. * Sponsored post

January 20, 2015: Director Of Film That Smears A President And Excises Jews Now Says Film Is Accurate History
Comments: 17 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Film , History
People who are upset by her smear of President Lyndon Johnson, Ava DuVernay says, should be happy that people are now talking about him with regard to his civil rights legacy and not Viet Nam. And what about the rabbis...

December 30, 2014: Jewish Actress Who Won First Ever Back-To-Back Oscars Dies – At 104
Comments: 23 | Categories: Film , History
Luise Rainer, a Hollywood star few remember today, fled Nazi Germany for Hollywood and soared to fame in the 1930s as the first star to win back-to-back Oscars. She just died in London at the ripe old age of 104....

December 28, 2014: Duvid: A Short Film
Comments: 18 | Categories: Film , Haredim
Duvid Stern has never heard of Harry Potter. In fact, he doesn’t even go online. A Satmar hasid, his parents have told him to find a wife by Purim, or they will find one. But Duvid goes wild. Made by...

December 18, 2014: Rabbi Who Equated Child Sex Abuse To Having Diarrhea Makes New Film On The Kabbalistic Take On Sexual Intimacy
Comments: 23 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Film , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Rabbis & Sex
Rabbi Manis Friedman, the Chabad rabbi and shaliach (emissary) who called for collective punishment and genocide against Israel's enemies (the Moment Magazine incident) and compared being sexually abused or raped as a child to having a case of diarrhea, is...

December 12, 2014: Israeli Film About An Agunah And Israel’s Oppressive Rabbinical Courts Nominated For Golden Globe Award
Comments: 0 | Categories: Film , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
"Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem" has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award. Israeli Film About An Agunah And Israel’s Oppressive Rabbinical Courts Nominated For Golden Globe Award Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com "Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem" was...

November 3, 2014: Free Tickets To Israeli Film's US Premier In Manhattan
Comments: 12 | Categories: Film , Israel
The Other Israel Film Festival is being held this week in Manhattan, and FailedMessiah.com has a pair of tickets to the US premier run of an Israeli film to give away. Here's how you can win. FailedMessiah.com is co-sponsoring the...

September 29, 2014: Contest Extended For Free DVD Of Acclaimed Director's New Film
Comments: 11 | Categories: Film , History
Acclaimed documentarian Claude Lanzmann's new Holocaust film Last of the Unjust is out on DVD – which lists for $39.98 – and you might win a free copy. Here's how: Originally published at 1:27 pm CDT 9-23-2014 Acclaimed documentarian Claude...

August 10, 2014: New Film Co-Starring Ex-Hasid Set To Premiere
Comments: 9 | Categories: Film , Haredim , Religion, Religion & State , 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, Litigation, 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, Litigation, 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, Religion & State
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, Litigation, 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, Litigation, 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, Litigation, 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, Litigation, 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, Litigation, 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, Litigation, 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: 31 | 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.



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