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It’s spring, and your calendar might be filling with wedding invitations. Or maybe you’re planning your own wedding, and/or discovering that you dislike weddings and the myriad pressures they can bring. Whatever you’re feeling about wedding ceremonies, or romantic love altogether, Israeli director Rama Burshtein’s poignant, funny, and beautifully heartfelt second feature, “The Wedding Plan,” has something to say to you.
In 2013, Carly Lewis wrote a great piece for the Walrus about the phenomenon of certain male journalists writing either drooling or dismissive profiles of famous (and famously attractive) women.
The Mad Adventures of ‘Rabbi’ Jacob is a 1973 French comedy starring Louis de Funès. It involves — among so much else, and I don’t want to spoil it! — a racist French man and an Arab revolutionary dressing up as orthodox Jews, which, as I type this, sounds terribly problematic, but has an anti-racist and anti-anti-Semitic message and… involves an unforgettable scene involving green bubble gum.
“Denial” is the true story of a Jewish woman who had to prove in court that the Holocaust had taken place, but it also has a timely message for present day society, according to director Mick Jackson.
It is a simple and obvious equation: If you educate girls and women, you improve the world. Economists know this. It’s likely that even the most sexist of humans know it (deep, deep down). But when documentarian Debra Gonsher Vinik set out to investigate the role religious organizations play in securing and perpetuating education for girls and women around the world, she found a serious dearth of involvement.