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The Detroit Jewish News, 2010-03-25

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10 Waiting for Woody Allen

USA, 2004, 30 min., English

A parody of the classic "Waiting for Godot,"
this film is a dark comedy about the lives of
two argumentative Hasidic men. Disheartened
with life, religion and their own friendship,
the men sit in Central Park and wait for
Woody Allen to give meaning to their lives.



USA, 2008, 93 min., English
Sponsored by the Raymond & Atara
Zimmerman Philanthropic Fund, co-
sponsored by Sally & Graham Orley

1151 The Brothers Warner

0 Eyes Wide Open


1 USA, 2008, 60 min., English
Co-sponsored by Center Travel,
" Congregation T'chiyah

USA, 2008, 90 min., English
Co-sponsored by the Henry & Delia
Meyers Library and Media Center/
Joan & Robert Jampel, the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Michigan
and the Jewish Historical Society
of Michigan

"Eyes Wide Open" is a memorable, insightful
film that follows a group of American Jews
as they journey to Israel 60 years after its
founding. Their visit is both sentimental and
complicated as they, and viewers, consider
what it means to be both connected to, and
yet separate from, Israel. Filmmaker Paula
Weiman-Kelman spent more than a year as she
followed this diverse group of Jews in Israel.

An intimate portrait and epic saga of
the four film pioneers who founded, and
for more than 50 years ran, the Warner
Brothers Studio in Hollywood. Cass Warner
Sperling, granddaughter of Harry Warner,
guides viewers on a remarkable journey
that begins in a storefront theatre and
ends with one of the leading film studios
in the world. Like the movies themselves,
it's a grand story filled with glamour, hard
work, unforgettable personalities, romance,
passion and brilliance. The Warner brothers
built an empire on a dream; don't miss your
chance to watch it come true.

0 My Flag


"The interviews and the film show the
complex relationship many American Jews
have with Israel." - The Jewish Week

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The Jewish Community

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"Pay Us for Payos" is the motto of the

Hasidic Actors Guild (HAG), the focus of
this hybrid of fact and fiction from Yisrael
"Izzi" Lifschutz. Lifschutz has acted in and/
or consulted on many Hollywood films.
This outrageously funny mockumentary
is a survey of Jewish visibility in cinema
and fictionalized history including archival,
behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and
staged scenes. It also goes beyond humor
to speak to the contemporary Jewish
experience. Get the "reel" story!

Filmmaker Izzi Lifschutz has been invited
to the showings at Commerce and Ann Arbor.

USA, 2009, 50 min., English
Sponsored by Detroit Public Television,
co-sponsored by the Michigan Film Office

Israel, 2008, 58 min., Hebrew
Co-sponsored by Center Travel, Congregation
T'chiyah, Roberta & Wil Viviano

Filmmaker Igal Hecht visits Israel in search
of an answer to the question: "What does
the Israeli flag mean to you?" This honest,
telling documentary offers tremendous
insight to the predicament of identity that
many today are confronting.

Detroit Public Television and Academy
Award-winning filmmakers Sue Marx
and Allyson Rockwell take viewers on
a trip through Detroit's rich Jewish
history. Revisit days gone by, learn the
stories of the men and women who
came as immigrants and established the
synagogues and temples still flourishing
in Detroit today, and see how Jews shaped
the city of Detroit. This documentary is
a wonderful showcase of interviews and
archival photographs.

Filmmakers Sue Marx and Allyson Rockwell
have been invited to the showing.


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