Film

Horrid Henry's Jewish sidekick

By Jennifer Lipman, July 14, 2011

When one of the naughtiest children in fiction is brought to the big screen later this month, a north London schoolboy will be making his red carpet debut alongside several showbiz legends.

Eleven-year-old Gabriel Werb, from Elstree, is in the film adaptation of the beloved Horrid Henry series.

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We're Strictly Kosher, but it's not a Big Fat Jewish Wedding

By Jonathan Kalmus, July 7, 2011

Jews who allowed TV cameras into the heart of Manchester's Jewish community have defended their involvement in a new ITV1 film, over concerns that the programme will over-emphasise the quirky and bizarre.

Strictly Kosher, which will be shown on Monday, shows a Bollywood-style batmitzvah, African dancers at a lavish barmitzvah and the clash of Ashkenazi and Sephardi customs at a Charedi wedding.

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Jesse Eisenberg stars in Holy Rollers

By Jennifer Lipman, July 6, 2011
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Ever wondered what a Chasidic Jewish drug mule would look like? Can you imagine the actor last seen as Mark Zuckerberg in the Social Netowrk playing one? Watch the Holy Rollers trailer to find out more.

Holy Rollers is released in the UK on July 8

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Liverpool first Arab film fest

By Jonathan Kalmus, May 27, 2011

Liverpool's first Arab film festival is to host three anti-Israel films and the French filmmaker Michel Kheifi, whose work was banned in France over concerns it whipped up antisemitism.

The July festival is a new addition to the Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival which is in its ninth year and is sponsored by the National Lottery, the British Council and Liverpool City Council.

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Films unearthed after 50 years

By Jessica Elgot, May 19, 2011

An 87-year-old documentary maker has spoken of his astonishment at having his films re-discovered, more than 50 years after they were made.

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You could be a Busby Babe (if you're aged 11)

By Jonathan Kalmus, May 12, 2011

Your son or daughter could star in a new football feature film due to be shot in Manchester by Jewish director David Scheinmann this summer.

Mr Scheinmann, who grew up in Sale, has risen to become a multi-award winning photographer and film director who has worked with Sacha Baron Cohen, Rowan Atkinson and made music videos for Cher.

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Dustin Hoffman in Mordecai Richler's Barney's Version

By Jennifer Lipman, January 20, 2011
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Ten years after the author died, Barney's Version has finally made it to the big screen.

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A year in Jewish showbiz news

By Jennifer Lipman, December 21, 2010

The celebrity gossip of 2010 - in pictures.

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Nominated for a Golden Globe

By Jennifer Lipman, December 14, 2010

The Jewish stars in with a chance of winning at the 2011 ceremony.

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Natalie Portman in new film 'Black Swan'

By Jennifer Lipman, December 14, 2010
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A look at the new Darren Aronofsky film about the heated rivalry between two talented ballerinas.

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