Currently Browsing: March 2011
From Tzivi’s Feb ’11 Spotlight: You probably missed Carlos during its brief run at the Music Box Theatre last December, but this category-bender has since appeared on numerous “Ten Best” lists (including my own). Originally made for French television, Carlos was released in two forms: a three-episode version (which runs almost 6 hours and received […]
From Tzivi’s Feb ’11 Spotlight: Cyndee Schaffer of Northbrook has just completed a great labor of love: publication of letters written by her mother during her service as a WAC during WWII. Mollie Weinstein was a medical transcriber for the Veterans Administration when the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) was established in 1943. Mollie enlisted because […]
From Tzivi’s Feb ’11 Spotlight: Conviction, one of the plays presented by the Victory Gardens Biograph as part of its OnStageIsrael Festival in 2008, returns to Chicago for a three-week run at Theatre Wit on Belmont beginning Feb. 3. Written by Oren Neeman and directed by Kevin Hart, Conviction is a one-man play based on […]
From Tzivi’s Feb ’11 Spotlight: Historian Julia Phillips Cohen of Vanderbilt University gave a fascinating lecture at the University of Chicago last month called “Sephardi Jews and Imperial Belonging in the Late Ottoman Empire.” Although Cohen comes from an Ashkenazi background, she told me she grew up in California where “Spanish was all around me,” […]
You probably missed Carlos during its brief run at the Music Box Theatre last December, but this category-bender has since appeared on numerous “Ten Best” lists (including my own). Originally made for French television, Carlos was released in two forms: a three-episode version (which runs almost 6 hours and received a Golden Globe nomination in […]
Animated short provides a stirring first person POV on the 1976 Israeli raid on Entebbe Airport in Uganda. Click HERE for website with more details. Eagerly awaiting feature length version promised for July 2011 (timed to 35th anniversary). A labor of love written & directed by Andrew Wainrib.
1977 Israeli version of the Entebbe story directed by Menahem Golan with Yehoram Gaon playing the heroic lead role of Colonel Yonatan Netanyahu (aka “Yoni”) & Klaus Kinski playing the despicable German terrorist Wilfried Boese. Film incorporates actual footage of Israeli politicians (including Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres, & Moshe Dayan) responding to events as they unfold.
On July 4, 1976, the Israel Defense Force (IDF) executed a daring raid on Entebbe Airport in Uganda. The IDF freed almost all the Jewish hostages captured a few days earlier when an Air France flight from Tel Aviv to Paris made an ill-fated stop in Athens. The IDF killed all the terrorists as well as Ugandan soldiers patrolling the […]
I had the great pleasure of a hillarious one-on-one chat with Jackie Hoffman way back in December ’09 when she came to Chicago with The Adams Family team for previews. I was in my “nice lady from the JUF News” mode. Jackie snarled at me for about 30 minutes & I was in heaven! Three Minutes on […]