Posts Tagged ‘Film

By Sarah Friedland, for Laba Journal During her recent residency at the MacDowell Colony, filmmaker Sarah Friedland engaged in a deep visual meditation of Ecclesiastes (Koheleth in Hebrew). Her tools were the text, a camera and a couple of packets of articulating paper that she found outside a dentist office back in New York City. […]

Lacey Schwartz, National Outreach Director / New York Regional Director for Be’Chol Lashon, an organization committed to raising awareness of the global diversity of Judaism, has just released her film ‘Little White Lie‘ to broader theaters after many successful festival appearances. The documentary tells Lacey’s own story of growing up in a typical upper-middle-class Jewish […]

Novelist’s journey back to his Jewish heritage inspires movie based on hassidic legend’s teachings, featuring Israeli star Yehuda Barkan. This article originally appeared in Arutz Sheva. Novelist Tzvi Fishman has discovered a new way of doing t’shuva (repentance) during this High Holiday season. He’s making a movie. The Rambam (Maimonides) writes that to do complete […]

As contemporary artists we constantly strike a balance between what is new and what our influences are. What is it then to approach a lost piece of art, which may have been essential to the heritage you hold dear, and make something new from it? In 2011, three organizations—the Museum of the History of Polish […]

With its newest exhibition, Yael Bartana: Inferno (on view July 18 – October 19, 2014), the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage invites visitors to experience a provocative and powerful film that’s only been shown once before in the United States. Inferno is inspired by a Neo-Pentecostal church’s current efforts to rebuild The Temple of Solomon—the […]

June 30th-July 3rd, 2014 Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT Curated by Jewish Art Now Celebrate and participate in the vibrant infusion of creativity and artistic engagement in a diverse, eco-conscious Jewish community. ArtFest offers a wildly diverse array of opportunities to learn about, create, and engage with the emerging universe of Jewish […]

PLEASE NOTE VENUE AND TIME CHANGE ‘Noah’ Film + Discussion w/ MoHo Park Slope + Jewish Art Now Tuesday, April 8 at 6:40pm Regal Cinemas 106 Court St. Brooklyn, NY MoHo Park Slope & Jewish Art Now join forces to bring you the biblical movie event of 2014: Get in on what all the hippest […]

By Ian Mohr | “NOAH” director Darren Aronofsky is launching an art exhibition in conjunction with his upcoming Biblical epic movie starring Russell Crowe, Page Six has learned. The director will curate “Fountains of the Deep: Visions of Noah and the Flood,” featuring never-before-seen works by more than 50 contemporary artists as well as […]

Honoring the passing of filmmaker Harold Ramis, one of the most talented comedic actors, directors and screenwriters of the last thirty-years, we present this clip on the metaphor of the film Ground Hog Day, a must watch for those of us making spiritually tinged art, especially as Jews.

Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’ has long promised a big budget, blockbuster take on the biblical narrative. And the director has spoken of incorporating Midrash and Rabbinic commentaries into a truer representation of the material. He told The Playlist, immediately after production wrapped, “In the Bible the story is only a couple of pages, and the perception […]