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The 24th Annual New York Jewish Film Festival Returns

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 03.21.2015 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

Manhattan is an island awash in film festivals. If there are new movies with a thematic niche, chances are there's a film festival with a clever lineup of screenings -- and film junkies lining up outside -- somewhere the city.

From the Jerusalem Festival: Can Films Transcend Politics?

Annette Insdorf | Posted 09.17.2014 | Entertainment
Annette Insdorf

Watching movies for ten days at the 31st Jerusalem Film Festival might seem like an escape from the current reality. But many of the Festival selections confront ethnic tension and inspire a deeper reflection than headlines can ignite.