Reel deal in the Holy City

The 33rd Jerusalem Film Festival, which will run from July 7-17 at the Jerusalem Cinematheque (with some screenings at other venues around the city), will feature a great many films of Jewish interest, as well as the best new Israeli films.

Although Philip Roth is one of the most acclaimed American Jewish writers of all time, there have been few good movie adaptations of his books, and James Schamus’ Indignation is the best ever. This movie, which will be released in Israel later this year, tells the story of a young Jewish man who goes to a largely gentile college in Ohio and falls in love with a suicidal young woman during the Korean War. Anthony Bregman, one of the film’s producers, will be attending screenings of the movie at the festival. Bregman is one of the premiere indie film producers.


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