Tribeca Film Festival

From Hungary To Buenos Aires And Beyond

This year’s Tribeca Film Festival puts teshuvah and comedy in the spotlight.

04/12/2016 - 13:45
Special To The Jewish Week

Alan Sabbagh brings Purim to Buenos Aires in “The Tenth Man.” Alejandra Lopez

The Tribeca Film Festival has always included a generous helping of Israeli and Jewish-themed films, but seldom has the selection been stronger than it is this year. It’s not about the numbers, although the 2016 event, which opens on Thursday, April 14, includes at least a half-dozen features and a handful of shorts that will be of interest to Jewish Week readers. It is definitely about the quality.

Former Jobbik party head Csanad Szegedi, near right, and Rabbi Boruch Oberlander in scene from “Keep Quiet.” Gábor Máté

Swados' Mantra: ‘To Argue Over Justice’

Remembering the genre-busting artist.

01/12/2016 - 09:45
Culture Editor

Elizabeth Swados brought to the stage the unexpected, combining musical styles, dance, ritual and poetry, often collaborating with young people to bring their voices to the mix. Underlying much of her bold work was a commitment to social justice as well as to Judaism.

Elizabeth Swados. Via

Sins Of The Fathers

Tribeca documentary looks at complicated Nazi family legacies; plus, riding the Empire Builder across the Great Plains with Albert Maysles.

04/20/2015 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Although Robert DeNiro, who was one of its founders, recently disclosed that he thought the Tribeca Film Festival would be a one-shot deal, the event has hung on and grown every year. This year’s festival, currently running all over lower Manhattan, is no exception, with several new sidebar events focusing on new media.

Horst von Wachter, Philippe Sands (back to camera) and Niklas Frank at the site of a mass murder of Jews by Nazis. Tribeca Film

Israeli Moonshot: The Video Game

Schusterman Family Foundation funds $25K prize for simulation that helps lunar team get off the ground.

03/02/2014 - 19:00
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As a public/private consortium in Israel prepares to send a robot to the moon next year, tech-savvy supporters can win $25,000 for developing the best interactive simulations of the mission.

Artist's conception of the craft SpaceIL hopes to land on the moon.

Tribeca Film Festival

Video blogger Aaron Herman attended the Tribeca Film Festival and spoke with
the directors and cast of the new Israeli revenge film "Big Bad Wolves" What would you do if A vigilante cop and a vengeful father capture and interrogate an accused serial killer. Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado's brutal follow-up to "Rabies" (TFF 2011) examines a horror that most would not want to imagine: what would you do if someone hurt the one you loved most?

Eytan Fox’s Yossi, 10 Years On

The sequel to ‘Yossi and Jagger’ at Tribeca fest, marks the subtle changes in the former IDF commander.
04/16/2012 - 20:00
Special to the Jewish Week

It has been 10 years since Jagger died, and Yossi (Ohad Knoller), his erstwhile commander and lover, hasn’t recovered yet. Now a cardiologist working in Tel Aviv, Yossi is still closeted, living in an emotional straitjacket woven of loneliness, mourning and the fear of being devastated by more tragedy. If only something would change...

Ohad Knoller plays a closeted, conflicted cardiologist in “Yossi.”
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