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  1. BLACK HAT (Sarah Smith 2019) 14-minute short

    SARAH SMITH: BLACK HAT (2019)

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    Plays with the feature City of Joel.
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    Ah ha! You're there.

    Ah ha! You're there.
  3. LEONA (Isaac Cherem 2018)...

    LEONA (Isaac Cherem 2018)

    CAPSUE REVIEW. A Jewish girl falls for a goy and it is not tolerated. A bit of a shocker, because it shows the unmodern exclusiveness of the upper class Mexico City...
  4. ABE (Fernando Grostein Andrade 2019)...

    ABE (Fernando Grostein Andrade 2019)

    If you're not too demanding this movie may charm you, but this boy fusion chef drama is too conflictual for kids and too simplistic for adults. Featuring the...
  5. IT MUST SCHWING! THE BLUE NOTE STORY (Eric...

    IT MUST SCHWING! THE BLUE NOTE STORY (Eric Friedler 2018)

    A second, even better, documentary about this key jazz record label created and run by two German Jews who fled from Nazi Germany. ...
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    Thanks, Oscar. From what I read, reading Zama is...

    Thanks, Oscar. From what I read, reading Zama is quite a project (though it has been much read). You read Spanish. If I did, I might tackle it. I have a big poster of the film enshrined in my...
  7. SAFE SPACES (Daniel Schechter 2019)...

    SAFE SPACES (Daniel Schechter 2019)

    Justin Long plays a man child in a New York Jewish family whose grandmother is in her last days. Domestic drama takes up a lot of the jokey, violent action...
  8. ECHO הד’ /HED (Amikam Kovner, Assaf Snir 2018) ...

    ECHO הד’ /HED (Amikam Kovner, Assaf Snir 2018)

    ECHO הד’ /HED (Amikam Kovner, Assaf Snir 2018) Israeli husband taps cheating wife's phone. A polished, classy production but without quite the...
  9. CARL LAEMMLE (James Freedman 2018)...

    CARL LAEMMLE (James Freedman 2018)

    Before it was only the name of a movie theater in Los Angeles for me. Now I know why. A German Jewish emigrant at 17, he eventually started Universal Studios,...
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    I saw the stage version of Threepenny Opera a...

    I saw the stage version of Threepenny Opera a long time ago. I hope you saw my review of The Big Sick. That New Yorker article provides good background.
  11. ADVOCATE (Rachel Leah Jones, Phillipe Bellaiche 2019)

    RACHEL LEAH JONES, PHILLIPE BELLAICHE: ADVOCATE (2018)

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    A documentary about vibrant Israeli human rights lawyer Lea Tsemel who has represented...
  12. My Filmleaf SFJFF 2019 reviews are starting now. ...

    My Filmleaf SFJFF 2019 reviews are starting now. You will find them in the FESTIVAL COVERAGE SECTION.
  13. HENRY DAUMAN: LOOKING UP (Peter Kenneth Jones 2018)

    PETER KENNETH JONES: HENRY DAUMAN: LOOKING UP (2018)

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    Unless you're a diehard photography buff, you probably don't know the name Henri Dauman. But you...
  14. BEYOND THE BOLEX (Alyssa Bolsey 2018)

    ALYSSA BOLSEY: BEYOND THE BOLEX (2018)CAPSULE

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    A documentary about the filmmaker's great-grandfather, Jacques Bolsey. A Russian refugee Jewish immigrant...
  15. STANDING UP, FALLING DOWN (Matt Rattner 2019)

    MATT RATTNER: STANDING UP, FALLING DOWN (2019)

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    BEN SCHWARTZ, BILLY CRYSTAL IN STANDING UP, FALLING DOWN

    A comedy about the unlikely friendship that...
  16. TEL AVIV ON FIRE (Sameh Zoabi 2018)

    SAMEH ZOABI: TEL AVIV ON FIRE (2018)


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    Salam, an inexperienced young Palestinian man, becomes a writer on a popular soap opera after a chance meeting...
  17. THE TOBACCONIST/DER TRAFIKANT (Nicolaus Leytner 2018)

    NIKOLAUS LEYTNER: THE TOBACCONIST/DER TRAFIKANT (2018)

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    SIMON MORZÉ AND BRUNO GANZ IN THE TOBACCONIST

    Coming of age dangerously in pre-Nazi Vienna
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  18. LEONA (Isaac Cherem 2018)

    ISAAC CHEREM: LEONA (2018) CAPSULE

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    NAIAN GONZÁLEZ NORVIND, CHISTIAN VAZQUEZ IN LEIONA

    Capsule review

    Ariela (the disarmingly open Naian...
  19. IT MUST SCHWING! THE BLUE NOTE STORY (Eric Frieler 2018)

    ERIC FRIEDLER: IT MUST SCHWING! THE BLUE NOTE STORY (2018)

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    FRANCIS "FRANK" WOLFF AND ALFRED LION

    A stunning German recreation of the world of Blue...
  20. SAFE SPACES (Daniel Schechter 2019)

    DANIEL SCHECHTER: SAFE SPACES (2019)

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    JUSTIN LONG (LEFT) IN SAFE SPACES

    Plea for compassion - but what about taste?

    A jejune but eager, up to...
  21. ABE (Fernando Grostein Andrade 2019)

    FERNANDO GROSTEIN ANDRADE: ABE (2019)

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    NOAH SCHNAPP IN ABE

    Mixed cuisine

    If you are not too demanding, this Sundance film may provide charming...
  22. ECHO הד’ (Amikam Kovner, Assaf Snir 2018)

    AMIKAM KOVNER, ASSAF SNIR: ECHO הד’ /HED (2018)

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    YAËL ABERCASSIS AND YORAM TOLEDANO IN ECHO

    Home surveillance

    In this Israeli film with a "noirish...
  23. CARL LAEMMLE (James Freedman 2018)

    JAMES FREEDMAN: CARL LAEMMLE (2018)'

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    A great Hollywood motion picture story

    ThOS is a slick promotional documentary film history narrated by ...
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    FIVE MILLION DOLLAR LIFE (Moon Sung-ho 2019 ...

    FIVE MILLION DOLLAR LIFE (Moon Sung-ho 2019

    Picaresque coming-of-ager about a suicidal heart transplant kid that blends saccharine-ness and lively adventures. Ayumu Mochizuki is the...
  25. FIVE MILLION DOLLAR LIFE 五億円のじんせい (Moon Sung-ho 2019)

    MOON SUNG-HO: FIVE MILLION DOLLAR LIFE 五億円のじんせい (2019)

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    AYAMU MOCHIZUKI IN FIVE MILLION DOLLAR LIFE

    A boy who is a magnet for kindness

    The young...
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