Stars emerge for the Jewish film festival

As in previous years, almost all the Israeli filmmakers will be on hand for the screenings of their films.

By
December 22, 2005 09:34
2 minute read.
yasmin levy 88 298

yasmin levy 88 298. (photo credit: )

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For a symbolic $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Don't show it again

The screening of the Israeli classic, Hill 24 Doesn't Answer, the opening attraction of the 7th Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival on Saturday night at 8 p.m. at the Jerusalem Cinematheque, should be very festive, since several members of the cast and crew will be on hand to celebrate the film's 50th anniversary. American actor Michael Wager, who also appeared in Exodus, will be present, as will Michael Shillo, who also appeared in the original Thomas Crown Affair, and the Mickey Marcus biography starring Kirk Douglas, Cast A Giant Shadow. Israeli singer Shoshana Damari, who has a small part in the film, will also attend, along with Jack Padwa, one of the film's producers. Although the opening screening, which will also feature a live musical performance by Berry Sacharoff and the Yona Ensemble, may be the festival's biggest event, other guests are expected. Salvador Litvak, the director of When Do We Eat? the story of a disastrous Passover seder, starring Ben Feldman, Michael Lerner, Mili Avital and Lesley Ann Warren, will attend the screening of his film. Pasquale Scimeca, director of a very different film, The Passion of Joshua, the Jew, the story of a boy born to Jewish parents in Spain, but raised as Christian around the time of the Spanish Inquisition, will be at the festival. Documentary director Eric Greenberg Anjou will be on hand for the screening of A Cantor's Tale, a portrait of New York cantor Jack Mendelson and a look at the musical roots of the cantorial tradition. As in previous years, almost all the Israeli filmmakers will be on hand for the screenings of their films, as will the subjects of some of the Israeli documentaries, including actress Orna Porat, whose life is explored in the film, My Way, and singer Yasmin Levy, the focus of Ladino - 500 Years Young. Each film is shown just once during the festival, which runs from December 24-30, and they tend to sell out fast. Call 02-565-4333 or go to www.jer-cin.org.il for more information.


Related Content

Sarah Silverman
August 26, 2014
Jewish women take home gold at 2014 Emmys

By JTA