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Jewish Film Festival

'Sophie Mania' Returns

Katharine Kramer | Posted 07.28.2016 | Entertainment
Katharine Kramer

I had the rare pleasure of seeing The Outrageous Sophie Tucker, a new documentary feature currently playing in select theaters. It opened the recent 2015 Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, and is a genuine "rags to riches" show business story that will inspire today's performers.

Films Chosen Not Just Picked

Tara Fass | Posted 05.04.2016 | Entertainment
Tara Fass

For those of you who don't know about this self-described red-hot mama, Ms. Tucker was a unique singer, racy comedienne, and fashion icon, known for her outrageous costumes and blue repartee.

It's Kool to Be Kosher in Poland: the Krakow Jewish Culture Festival

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 09.16.2013 | Arts
Richard Z. Chesnoff

This year's festivities included everything from an opening night Melaveh Malka -- a joyful farewell to the Sabbath in one of Krakow's beautifully restored synagogues featuring golden voiced cantors from three continents.

LOOK: What's On Tap For The Washington Jewish Film Festival

Posted 01.04.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The 23rd annual Washington Jewish Film Festival kicked off this week. Presented by the Washington DC Jewish Community Center, feature-le...

LOOK: Jewish Film Festival Approaches

Posted 12.14.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Tickets for the 23rd annual Washington Jewish Film Festival went sale on Friday. Presented by the Washington DC Jewish Community Center,...

PHOTOS: Oscar-Winning Heartthrob Takes The Stage At Castro Theatre

Jennifer Raiser for Drew Altizer | Posted 09.25.2011 | San Francisco

By Jennifer Raiser for Drew Altizer Once a heartthrob, always a heartthrob. That was the sentiment amongst the "Spartacus"-fans who lined up at the...