Veering toward the political, recordings announcing the dropping of the atomic bomb, and the gap between words and music became more pronounced.
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Josh Smith and his dinosaur painting, Brant Foundation/courtesy Billy Farrell Agency
If lush green paddocks, a pig roast, an abundance of celebriti...
This film presents Palestinians as everyday human beings in all their complexities. Miral provided a public service to viewers who are unexposed to the Israel occupation.
This week, days before Miral's release, I talked to Rula Jebreal about her life, her story, the film, violence, and her optimism for a peaceful future for Israelis and Palestinians alike.
Julian Schnabel must have known that screening a film about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the United Nations General Assembly would be scene-ste...
Schnabel has succeeded in two fields that are notoriously difficult to making a living at: art and film. Now he has taken on a real challenge: making a movie about a Palestinian girl.
Schnabel's film does not instigate a new critique. Rather, continues a discourse in Israel with intellectuals and writers like David Grossman, Amos Oz, and Yehuda Amichai.
I was shocked when the MPAA awarded my film Miral an "R" rating. Women are objectified constantly in PG-13 movies, and such objectification is rewarded with a friendlier rating.
Portrait of A Woman From Jerusalem by Julian Schnabel
The artist Julian Schnabel called me two years ago to say he had just finished a portrait he w...
We can be truthful in our endeavors, search for objectivity, keep a critical eye, but if we forget we always are -- despite our best intentions -- in a subjective space, we are lying to ourselves and to others.
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