Noman Lear: Just Another Version of You is a celebration of the life of a remarkable man. The behind-the-scenes insights into his famous shows are compelling, but it’s his later role as the conscience of America that’s the real takeaway.
Thirty years after the release of Claude Lanzmann’s landmark Holocaust documentary, Shoah, a new documentary short revisits the inscrutable filmmaker’s legacy by exploring the difficulties, both personal and professional, he faced during the nearly 12 years it took to complete the film.
Following an impressive festival run, Son of Saul is set to open in a limited theatrical release in the United States on December 18.
“It’s true. All of it: The Dark Side, the Jedi. They’re real.”
These are the first words we hear from Han Solo, the former smuggler and member of the Rebel Alliance, in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
It’s been almost 40 years since the original Star Wars film hit the big screen, but its stories in the theater, books, television, video games, and other media highlight themes that continue to resonate with us today.
In particular, the Star Wars mythology can be understood through a Jewish lens.
I used to always joke that I was “Jew-ish” – mostly just the nose and neuroses. Out of fear of being lumped into a category, with all its associated stereotypes and expectations, having a sense of humor about my background was my defense mechanism.