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Multi-Artist Exhibit Depicts Jewish Immigrant Life
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, hundreds of thousands of Jewish immigrants filled New York’s Lower East Side, a crowded neighborhood of pushcarts and open-air markets, tenement buildings and sweatshops, Yiddish theaters and street stickball games. That world is captured in Balka’s Lower East Side, a visiting exhibit that will be in the Yiddish Book Center’s Brechner Gallery through March 13, 2017.
The exhibit is culled from the Balka Collection at New York’s Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum. That collection of about 200 works was donated to the museum a decade ago by Sigmund Balka, an attorney who developed his love of art visiting museums
Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016 focuses on the ways in which artists have dismantled and reassembled the conventions of cinema—screen, projection, darkness—to create new experiences of the moving image. The exhibition will fill the Museum’s 18,000-square-foot fifth-floor galleries, and will include a film series in the third-floor theater.
The exhibition’s title refers to the science fiction writer H.P. Lovecraft’s alternate fictional dimension, whose terrain of cities
Sixth Anniversary Festival Spotlights “On The Map”, “The Last Laugh”, “Joe’s Violin”, “The Wonderful Kingdom of Papa Alaev” and “The Policeman” – Featuring Fascinating Filmmaker Q&As plus Special Guests, including Israeli basketball star Tal Brody and Amir Kishon, son of legendary Israeli satirist Ephraim Kishon.
The Gold Coast International Film Festival continues its tradition of spotlighting the best in Israeli cinema and Jewish film offering screenings of several
The Downtown Brooklyn Alamo Drafthouse opened for business starting Friday, October 28 featuring a program of new releases and classic film events. Alamo Drafthouse is recognized for its unique programming, mixing the best in new release movies with a lovingly curated selection of repertory screenings and events – their first-ever New York City location will be no exception. Iconic special guests, co-presenting collaborations, new signature screening series and just great movies all
Born to a fairly observant Jewish family, Dylan had a decidedly Jewish upbringing.
Unlike the film or comic book industries, pop music has never been particularly Jewish. There have been Jewish managers and behind-the-scenes men like Brian Epstein or Leonard and Marshall Chess, but, on the whole, pop music since the dawn of the rock-and-roll era (roughly 1955 or so) has not exactly been inundated by Jewish talent. There are exceptions, of course, but how much did the Jewishness of