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The Detroit Jewish News, 2004-08-13

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Arts Life

TOUR DE FORCE from page 39

WHAT ARE YOUR PICKS

for the BEST OF the JEWISH NEWS Readers' Choice Awards?

Our upcoming NOSH guide to dining hours.
and entertainment will reveal the win- Please complete this ballot and mail,
ners of the BEST OF survey. From fax or submit online to us by Aug. 30.
corned beef to cocktails and bagels to We'll publish your picks in this year's
burgers, we want to know your favorite NOSH, on newsstands Oct. 22. Include
places to grab a nosh, celebrate a your name, phone number and any
birthday dinner and hang out after comments about your choices.

Name

Address

City

Phone

E-mail

Send ballot to:
Best Of iN
29200 Northwestern Hwy.
Suite 110
Southfield, MI 48034

Fax to (248) 304-8885.

Or visit

www.detroitiewishnews.corn

to vote online.

NOTABLE NOSHES

Traditional Jewish Favorites
Best bagel
Best matzah ball /chicken noodle
soup
Best egg-white omelet
Best seven-layer cake
Best deli
Best challah

Ethnic
Best Sushi
Best Thai
Best Middle Eastern
Best Italian
Best Greek
Best Mexican
Best Chinese restaurant

Specialty
Best steak dinner
Best spot for seafood
Best burger
Best brunch

Best breakfast
Best buffet
Best place for a power lunch
Best smoothie
Best salad
Best patio dining
Best carryout
Best bakery
Best low-carb menu
Best early bird special
Best reason to drive
to Ann Arbor for dinner
Best reason to drive
to Windsor for dinner

Kid-friendly
Best place to take the kids for:
Breakfast
Pizza
Ice cream
Dinner
A birthday party

ON THE TOWN ... AFTER-HOURS

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Best place to go for a cocktail
Best late-night coffeehouse
Best wine list
Best dessert menu
Best casino
Best place to go dancing
Best Saturday night hotspot
Best teen hangout
Best movie theater
Best live theater venue

Massimo Girotti as "Davide" in
"Facing Windows"

that was hidden in that room for a
whole year and then he was caught.'
I had chills and goose pimples."
Ozpetek notes that it's a matter of
historical record that many Italians .
helped the Nazis snare and deport
the Jews of Rome on Oct. 16, 1943.
But it's not something that his coun-
trymen like to admit.
"The lady in my building, she's a
Catholic. But she said something
that made me smile: If all the
Romans who said that they saved
Jews [actually had], then no Jews
would ever have been taken off to
concentration camps."
Facing Windows is one of the best
movies of the year, not least because
Ozpetek took very seriously the
responsibility of addressing the
Holocaust onscreen.
"If you start touching on and dis-
turbing this bit of history with the
wrong approach, it would be a
mess," he says, recalling how he
grappled with the screenplay. "You
cannot [argue] about the Holocaust
after great filmmakers have made
wonderful films about it."
The vast number of films and TV
shows on the subject, however, has
diluted its impact on subsequent
generations, says the filmmaker.
"You even see the Nazi uniform in
porno films, so that [image] doesn't
really have much of an impact," he
points out. "I couldn't do something
that young people would confuse
with the fiction they watch every
day.
So I decided to place the charac-
ters of yesterday in today's life."



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Facing Windows screens 7 and
9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday
and 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug.
13-15, at the Detroit Film
Theatre in the Detroit Institute
of Arts. $6.50. (313) 833-3237.

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