Set in Mexico City, “Leona” is a coming of age tale that follows a young female muralist who falls in love with a non-Jewish Mexican and winds up essentially disinherited from her own community. The Spanish-language film, which marks the impressive debut of writer-director Issac Cherem — who hails from the tightly-knit, Syrian-Jewish community where his film takes place — touches on marginalization, female agency, immigration and community.
Throughout his life, M.C. Escher was dumbfounded and at, at times, irritated by his popularity among counterculture youth.
In “Saul and Ruby’s Holocaust Survivor Band,” the elderly members of a klezmer band celebrate their unlikely triumph.
In ‘The Last Vermeer,’ starring Guy Pearce and Claes Bang, a notorious forger is charged with selling a Vermeer to Nazi leader Herman Goring.
The 82-year-old former ACLU director was inspired by Jackie Robinson and the Brooklyn Dodgers. He’s the subject of “Mighty Ira,” a new documentary.
In addition to the new film “The Glorias,” Steinem has been dramatized in an off-Broadway play, documentaries and biopics.
In the documentary “Red Penguins,” a slew of odd bedfellows including Michael J. Fox and Michael Eisner try to save the Red Army hockey team.
In “The Tobacconist,” as Nazis come to power, the father of psychoanalysis befriends a young Austrian man.
Being Black tells you something “should” be done. Being Jewish tells you it “can” be done.
“Marceau had an agility and grace which I don’t have,” said Jesse Eisenberg who plays the legendary mime in the new film “Resistance.”