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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Richard Gere and Lior Ashkenazi star in ‘Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer.’ Photo: Niko Tavernise, Sony Pictures Classics

N.Y.C., Israeli cultures clash in story of ‘Norman’ the fixer

By Cate Marquis, Special to the Jewish Light May 4, 2017

In “Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer,” Richard Gere stars as Norman Oppenheimer, an aging New York deal-maker, or fixer, who is clearly past whatever glory days he may have had. A chance encounter with a low-level Israeli...

A scene from the Israeli film Footnote, which aims to take
home the countrys first Academy Award for best foreign-language
film when the Oscars are given out on Feb. 26.

‘Footnote’ falls, continuing Israel’s Oscar drought

JTA February 26, 2012

"Footnote” failed to win Israel’s first Academy Award, coming up short in the best foreign-language film category. The film, directed and written by Joseph Cedar, was beaten out by the Iranian entry, "A Separation" by Asghar Farhadi, at the annual...

A scene from the Israeli film Footnote, which aims to take
home the countrys first Academy Award for best foreign-language
film when the Oscars are given out on Feb. 26.

With another film in Oscar contention, Israeli cinema shows it can compete

By Tom Tugend, JTA February 21, 2012

LOS ANGELES -- For Israelis, winning the country’s first Oscar would be akin to scoring the first Olympic gold medal at the 2004 games in Athens.“If ‘Footnote’ gets the Academy Award for best foreign-language film, the reaction would be tremendous,”...

A scene from the Israeli film Footnote, which aims to take
home the countrys first Academy Award for best foreign-language
film when the Oscars are given out on Feb. 26.

Jews at the Oscars, Shatner’s Priceline demise, Rogen and Miller’s tzedakah

By JTA Staff January 24, 2012

SIX DEGREES (NO BACON) | JEWISH CELEBRITY ROUNDUP NEW YORK (6nobacon.com)—The 2012 Academy Award nominations came out Tuesday and it seems like Billy Crystal will be hosting a big ol' Jewish party, providing traction to those who advance the canard...

Israeli Oscar entry ‘Footnote’ qualifies for shortlist

JTA January 18, 2012

LOS ANGELES -- “Footnote,” Israel’s Oscar entry for best foreign-language film, has qualified for the shortlist of nine semifinalists. The shortlist, which was culled from submissions by 63 countries, was revealed Wednesday by the Academy of Motion...

Joseph Cedar at the 2011 Cannes.

Israel again going to the Oscars gate with a Joseph Cedar entry

By Tom Tugend, JTA January 17, 2012

LOS ANGELES -- Joseph Cedar is on a pretty good run: The Israeli director has made four movies in his 11-year career, and the first three have represented his country at the Academy Awards for best foreign-language film. One made the cut of five finalists,...

Owen Wilson stars as Gil, a “Hollywood hack” turned aspiring writer, with Rachel McAdams as Inez, Gil’s fiancée. Photo by Roger Arpajou. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.

Spielberg, Allen garner Golden Globes

JTA January 16, 2012

LOS ANGELES -- The movie industry’s two veteran super-Jews, Steven Spielberg and Woody Allen, did not walk off with the most prestigious awards at the Golden Globe Awards, but neither did they go home empty-handed. “The Adventures of Tintin” earned...

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