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Parting thoughts from Jan Lisa Huttner

Sometimes a filmmaker pulls a few arrows from the quiver of her own life, takes aim, and succeeds in hitting some folks in her audience right in their sweet spots. This is exactly what happened to me when I went to see Gillian Robespierre’s new film Landline.


Set in a close-knit community in Jerusalem, the new Israeli film The Women's Balcony is a parable about what often occurs after bad things happen to good people.

Rama Burshtein’s sophomore film The Wedding Plan opens with one of the best scenes I have seen on screen all year -- and then goes relentlessly downhill.

Everything about Norman is first rate. The casting is superb, beginning with Richard Gere as Norman and Lior Ashkenazi as Micha Eshel.

Spring brings two new documentary films from Israel to Chicago. One I loved. The other? No so much.

Write On for Israel Fellow Sydney Weisman shares journal entries from the group’s recent two-day trip to Washington, D.C.

On Sunday (February 12), you can choose between two wonderful films or see both!

It is hard to recall a time when the interest in “conflicts of interest” has so dominated the American political landscape. 

Here are a menorah’s worth (that’s 8+1) of Jewish CDs that came out recently.

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