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    What Scared Steven Spielberg About The Fabelmans—And How Tony Kushner Pushed Him Past It
    (Vanity Fair, 2022-11-21) Breznican, Anthony
    This article discusses the collaboration between Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner in creating "The Fabelmans," Spielberg's intensely personal, semi-autobiographical film. Spielberg had contemplated making this film for some time, but because of its personal nature and revelations about his family, he had been reluctant to do so. Kushner coaxed him to do it. According to Speilberg, "the decision to make the movie was maybe one of the scariest lines I’ve had to cross. Once, with Tony’s help, I got past that, it was a very interesting experience.” Click on the link to read the article.
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    At ‘The Fabelmans’ premiere, Steven Spielberg discusses how his Jewish identity is portrayed in the autobiographical film
    (Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), 2022-09-12) Fear, David
    At the premiere of Steven Spiellberg's semi-autobiographical film, "The Fabelmans" (co-written with Tony Kushner) at the Toronto Film Festival, Spieilberg discusses his Jewishness and the experience of living in distinctly non-Jewish environments. "The Fablemans" is widely considered to be the most personal of his films. Click on the link to read the article.
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    ‘Hallelujah’ Review: From Leonard Cohen to Cale to Buckley to Shrek: A new documentary tells the entwined stories of a songwriter and his best-known composition
    (New York Times, 2022-07-01) Scott, A.O.
    This is New York Times film reviewer, A.O. Scott's Critics Pick of the biographical documentary, "Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song." The directors, Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine trace the seven-year development of Leonard Cohen's best-known song, "Hallelujah." They trace his development from a poet and known figure in the Canadian literary community, his upbringing in the affluent Westmount section of Montreal, and his interest in Jewish and Buddhist religious teachings. Click on the link above to read Scott's review of the film. Click on the links below to see NAJC's other entries on Leonard Cohen.
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    Museum of Yiddish Theater
    (2021) Museum of Yiddish Tehater
    The purpose of The Museum of Yiddish Theater, located in New York City, is to "preserve and document the historic legacy of Yiddish Theater, radio, recordings and films or future generations and scholars." Its collection includes everything related to Yiddish theater from scripts, music, newspaper articles, books, photographs, costumes, etc. The Web Site includes links to a variety of resources related to Yiddish theater. Click on the link above to visit the site.
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    Ivan Reitman, ‘Ghostbusters’ Director and Son of Auschwitz Survivor, Dies at 75
    (The Detroit Jewish News, 2022-02-14) Hanu, Shira; Jewish Telegraphi Agency
    An article about Hollywood Ivan Reitman, who died on February 12, 2022. Retiman is best known for having directed the 1984 hit movie, "Ghostbusters." He also produced the 1978 film, “National Lampoon’s Animal House.” Click on the link above to read the article.