Films


Learning Life (and Death) Lessons

By Amy Forman

Film student Scott Powell of Swampscott worked as an intern for Patrick O’Brien, whose autobiographical documentary “Transfatty Lives’ about living with ALS premiered at the TriBeca Film Festival.Read More


NCJF Film Festival Is a Family Affair

By Shelley A. Sackett

Mother/daughter duo Sharon Pucker Rivo and Lisa Rivo are at the help of The National Center for Jewish Film (NCJF), whose 18th annual film festivals runs April 30-May 15.Read More


Documentary on Violinist Jascha Heifetz to Air on PBS

“American Masters — Jascha Heifetz: God’s Fiddler,” will premiere nationwide on Thursday, April 16, at 8 p.m., and Friday, April 17, at 9 p.m., on PBS (WGBH in Boston).Read More


Filling Deli Documentary Goes Down Easy

By Michael Fox

Michael Fox reviews the film about the past, present and uncertain future of Jewish delis.Read More


Mirren Glitters in “Woman in Gold”

By Charles Munitz

Helen Mirren stars in a new film about the restitution of a famous painting by Gustav Klimt to its rightful Jewish owner decades after it was stolen by the Nazis.Read More


North Shore’s Jewish Film Festival Announces Line-Up

By Shelley A. Sackett

The Jewish Community Center of the North Shore will host the secondannual event May 3 - 14.Read More


“The Guys Next Door”

By Shelley A. Sackett

A new documentary tells the story of Newton’s Rachel Segall, who served twice as a surrogate so that her two married gay friends could become dads.Read More


‘Body and Soul’ Director Will Lead Discussion After Film Screening in Peabody

The film presents a comprehensive examination of the broad and deep connections between the Jewish People and the Land of Israel.Read More


“Gett-ing” Divorced Israeli-Style

By Shelley A. Sackett

A review by Shelley Sackett on the 2014 Ophir (Israeli Oscar) Best Picture-winning film, “Gett: The Trial of Viviane Ansalem,” which opens March 20.Read More


Boston Film Festival Focuses Lens on Disabilities

By Charles Munitz

With a focus on disabilities, the 4th annual film festival will take place February 19 - March 2.Read More


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