Called the “father of African cinema,” Ousmane Sembene had a surprising affinity with Jewish culture. The makers of a new documentary about the filmmaker delve into Sembene’s surprising Jewish history.
Judaism has never been treated so casually as it was on the American small screen in 2014. Sheerly Avni eagerly anticipates the return of the four Jewiest shows.
Vanessa Lapa’s documentary recreates the everyday life of Heinrich Himmler, the man most directly responsible for the extermination of over 6 million people.
Sayed Kashua took his new movie, ‘Dancing Arabs,’ to the Telluride Film Festival. It’s an artist’s heaven — so why didn’t the Palestinian script writer look happy to be there?
Pawel Pawlikowski returns to the 1960s Poland of his childhood. The director explains why the film’s not overtly political, although it unfolds in the shadow of the Holocaust.
Hany Abu-Assad discusses how he plans to jumpstart the nascent Palestinian film industry. An Oscar for his drama ‘Omar’ wouldn’t hurt.
By our count, there are at least 80 Jewish film festivals across the U.S. From San Francisco to New York and Miami, here’s our guide to the best of them.
Roger Cohen falls in love with his future wife, Brenda. He starts a business and ropes in the sons. Sounds like a very Jewish story, right? Only in this case, the business is a strip club.
This morning brought a first for the Israeli film industry — two Oscar nods for Best Documentary. The Forward chatted with filmmaker Dror Moreh about his inspiration.
For his incendiary new documentary ‘The Act of Killing,’ Joshua Oppenheimer filmed those responsible for genocide re-creating their crimes for the camera.