Press Coverage

Retracing "Carvalho's Journey"
Filmmaker’s Love of “Frisco Kid” Inspired his Latest Project
Interview with Steve Rivo

By Peter Keough, May 13

Born in Boston, an alumnus of Brookline High, Steve Rivo grew up in a film-loving family. He was exposed at an early age to many of the great films, but he always had a warm spot for Robert Aldrich’s “The Frisco Kid” (1979), in which Gene Wilder plays a rabbi assigned to a synagogue in San Francisco in 1850. To get there, the rabbi must cross the Rockies on horseback with a varmint played by Harrison Ford.

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The lasting impact of ‘The Last Day’
By Peter Keough, May 6

Israeli auteur Amos Gitai ponders that question, and others, in “Rabin: The Last Day,” a revealing and somber dramatized documentary about the causes and consequences of the prime minister’s murder.

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Jewish film fest embraces brave new era of Holocaust movies
By Loren King, May 2

There’s plenty of Jewish-themed content in the National Center for Jewish Film’s 19th annual film festival. But it’s the diversity of genres and styles, along with stellar guest speakers, that distinguishes this niche festival running May 4-22.

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Zahav chef Michael Solomonov on what Israeli food is and isn’t
By Michael Floreak, May 10

When filmmaker Roger Sherman was looking for a partner to help tell the story of Israel’s culinary revolution, he couldn’t have found a better candidate than Philadelphia-based chef Michael Solomonov, who has received wide acclaim for his personal and modern Israeli cuisine. This year, Solomonov won two James Beard awards, including cookbook of the year, for “Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking,” and was a finalist for outstanding chef. Solomonov is the on-screen guide for Sherman’s “In Search of Israeli Cuisine,” an exploration of the country’s vibrant food scene, which often takes a back seat to political news.

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The Arts Fuse:
“The People vs. Fritz Bauer” — The Trials and Tribulations of a Nazi Hunter

By Paul Dervis

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Jewish Boston:
Two Films Depicting the Hearts and Minds of Israel

By Judy Bolton-Fasman

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