An eight-year collaboration between filmmaker Tomer Heymann and his complex subject Ohad Naharin, led to this exuberant feast for the senses, which illuminates the creative process of a bold Israeli choreographer known as a prickly taskmaster and charismatic genius, but hailed as an icon of modern dance. Documentary Audience Award winner at the SXSW Film Festival.
In this riotous paean to the chaotic early days of live television, directed by actor Richard Benjamin, Peter O’Toole gives a flamboyant Oscar nominated performance as a booze-loving, womanizing Hollywood movie star, cut down to size by the small screen. An outstanding supporting cast rounds out this comedy classic.
Bolstered by a standout ensemble that delivers loads of laughs, this witty love letter to the golden age of radio draws on childhood memories, and a wall-to-wall jazz soundtrack and period tunes, to evoke a nostalgic slice of 1940s Jewish-American life in the New York boroughs, with the filmmaker reminiscing in his winsome voiceover.
The audacious renovation of a national treasure, the opulent 1929 Wilshire Boulevard Temple, home to the oldest Jewish congregation in LA, and now a center for Jewish life and social services for an ethnically diverse region, is recounted in this hopeful vision for new generations of LA’s Jewish community.