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Star Wars: The Last ‘Jew-di’

1) Obi-Wan Kenobi married a Sephardic woman:

 

"Howeds"

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Inspired by true events, the film follows a New Jersey teenager who falls in with the troublemakers of his Jewish community. Click for trailer. Screening + Q&A on internalized anti-Semitism and toxic masculinity.

Nu? Where is Wonder Woman’s Golden Globe nomination?

Jeffrey Tambor may not be leaving ‘Transparent’ over sexual misconduct allegations

(JTA) — Actor Jeffrey Tambor, who seemed to claim he was leaving the acclaimed television series “Transparent” after being accused of sexual misconduct, may not be leaving the show after all.

"Foxtrot"

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(Dec. 8-14) — Israel's selection for the Oscars, Samuel Maoz' controversial new film is wrenchingly painful and mordantly funny. It was condemned by Israeli Cultural Minister Miri Regev. Click for trailer.

James Franco to direct, star in film about poet Shel Silverstein

(JTA) — Actor and director James Franco will direct and star in a film about children’s book author and poet Shel Silverstein.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: What The Critics Are Saying

One of the more surprising television offerings this holiday season is "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," a comedy set in 1950s New York City about a Jewish housewife who becomes a stand-up comedian after her marriage falls apart. It seems a bit of an idiosyncratic premise, but thanks to creator Amy Sherman-Palladino (also creator of "Gilmore Girls), the show really works. It's even more relatable if you're Jewish, although that's certainly not a prerequisite to appreciate the show humor. 

"Broad City": "Friendiversary"

Comedy

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A comedy series about twentysomethings living in Brooklyn. Tonight: The girls' "Friendiversary" celebration takes a turn for the dangerous when they witness something horrible.

“Denial”

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Join other YJPs in their 20s and 30s for movie night and popcorn followed by interactive discussion. Rachel Weisz stars as Deborah Lipstadt, the activist against Holocaust denial. Click for trailer. 

"Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story"

Film & Television

(Nov. 24-Dec. 21) — A doc about the movie star's lesser-known career as an inventor. Lamarr drew mechanical and electronic inventions by night, revolutionizing mobile communications. Click for trailer.

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