LGBT issues at Texas Jewish Film Festival

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San Antonio’s 16th Annual Jewish Film Festival explores history, identity and culture and will screen Israeli LGBT-themed documentaries. The 16th Annual Jewish Film Festival in San Antonio, Texas, aims to help “promote Jewish values and diversity” and “entertain, educate and raise community awareness of Jewish identity, history and culture”. It takes place February 18-22, 2017 at the […]

Heymann Brothers Win AICE Prize

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‘Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?,’ a film by gay director Tomer Heymann and his brother Barak exploring gay/queer issues in Israel has won the prestigious AICE $25,000 prize for Best Israeli Feature Film The AICE Israeli Film Festival has announced the winner of the $25,000 prize for the best Israeli feature film, or documentary. The […]

Gay Man Leaves a Religious Family

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The idea for the new documentary Who’s Going to Love Me Now? began like a lot of gay stories: with a one-night stand. The film, winner of Panorama Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2016 Berlin Film Festival, screens Sat., July 30, 9:15 p.m. at the Castro Theatre, part of the San Francisco Jewish […]

Dance of a Lifetime

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Mr Gaga, Tomer Heymann’s documentary about the dancing-phenomenon Ohad Naharin is currently screening in Australia. Australian Jewish News caught up with Tomer about how this project came about, and recalled a 2014 interview with Ohad Naharin, when he came to Australia with his partner Ari and their daughter. The Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin with dancers […]

Film About Gay Man With HIV Proves Documentaries Are Best Thing in Israeli Cinema

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Meshing the personal with the political, the Heymann brothers’ ‘Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?’ proves documentary films are an inherent part of Israeli cinema. Critics are praising following the theatrical release of the documentary in Israel Everything contained in the Heymann Brothers’ new film flows into this excellent scene, whose power stems from the fact […]