Saul Bass Directs: Looking at the Individual Works of an Artist image

Saul Bass Directs: Looking at the Individual Works of an Artist

Well known for his title sequences and posters for other directors' movies, the film work of the legendary Saul Bass is screening this week as part of the 23rd New York Jewish Film Festival. We delve in to some of the notable highlights.

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Eytan Fox Talks Music and Nostalgia in NYJFF Film “Cupcakes” image

Eytan Fox Talks Music and Nostalgia in NYJFF Film “Cupcakes”

Eytan Fox is one of Israel's most celebrated working filmmakers. He spoke with FilmLinc Daily about his latest film, the light-hearted comedy Cupcakes, which is debuting at the New York Jewish Film Festival.

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NYJFF Celebrates Otto Preminger and Saul Bass Collaborations

As we focus on Hollywood great Otto Preminger during this year’s New York Jewish Film Festival, we’ll also be highlighting the work of graphic designer Saul Bass, who designed some of the most influential film title sequences of the 1950s and 60s.

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Photos: NYJFF Opening Night image

Photos: NYJFF Opening Night

The 23rd New York Jewish Film Festival kicked off with a sold out screening of Friends From France with directors Philippe Kotlarski and Anne Weil in person. Check out some photos from the evening!

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“Friends From France” Will Open Expanded New York Jewish Film Festival

Forty-nine features and shorts are on tap for the 23rd annual New York Jewish Film Festival. The U.S. Premiere of Anne Weil and Philippe Kotlarksi's Friends From France will open the festival, which is presented by the Jewish Museum and Film Society of Lincoln Center.

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Interview: Bruce Checefsky on Franciszka and Stefan Themerson image

Interview: Bruce Checefsky on Franciszka and Stefan Themerson

Bruce Checefsky of the Cleveland Institute of Art discusses Poland's first avant-garde filmmakers, how their work expresses the fraught situation in Warsaw in the late 1920s and early 1930s, and his recreation of Themerson films lost during the Nazi occupation and World War II.

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Interview: Zuzanna Solakiewicz, “Yorzeit” image

Interview: Zuzanna Solakiewicz, “Yorzeit”

Director Zuzanna Solakiewicz reveals a little-known piece of Jewish history: a gravesite in Poland of three holy masters, covered up during World War II. Travel to Poland with Meir Moszkowicz on Yorzeit (the anniversary of the death of Master Zvi) in this beautiful documentary.

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Shlocky Horror Picture Show image

Shlocky Horror Picture Show

Critic J. Hoberman gives an overview of the history of Jewish horror in a piece that served as the inspiration for his upcoming New York Jewish Film Festival program The Black Cat (and Other Tales).

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Interview: Karen Thorsen & Tracie Holder, “Joe Papp in Five Acts” image

Interview: Karen Thorsen & Tracie Holder, “Joe Papp in Five Acts”

How did New York end up with public theater, Shakespeare in Central Park, and subway posters for Broadway shows? How did Meryl Streep, David Mamet, and George C. Scott get started? Directors Tracie Holder and Karen Thorsen discuss their documentary portrait of the man responsible for it all, Joe Papp.

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