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Movies inspired by the Holocaust

WITH the success of last year’s inaugural Holocaust Film Series (HFS), director Eddie Tamir has put together a program of more than 30 films and documentaries for the 2015 festival to be held in Sydney and Melbourne from March 12-25. […]
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Dreyfus spells out a message

IN 2013, acclaimed Australian artist Ella Dreyfus spent time as artist-in-residence at the Cite Internationale des Artes, an artists’ colony in the Marais district of Paris, where she created artworks around the city featuring the words “Je m’appelle Dreyfus, je […]


Comedy capers in Kiev

NEW Zealand comedian Deb Filler is well known for her solo shows that feature a host of characters and humorous accents. Her first show in 1992, Punch Me in the Stomach, was about growing up as the daughter of a […]


Interview with a comic twist

FILM REVIEW by Don Perlgut. The Interview is a fictional comedy about an attempted assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Its planned release late last year was delayed after a massive cyber-hacking of Sony’s computer systems, believed to have […]


Dream role in Hollywood

FOR Australian actor Jonny Pasvolsky, starring in the comedy movie Mortdecai alongside Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Goldblum and Ewan McGregor has been a career ­highlight. The Jewish actor with a string of Australian TV roles to his credit ranging […]


For the love of Yiddish

A CABARET show featuring a variety of Yiddish music will be held at the Kadimah, Elsternwick on February 15. The show, Libe Brent — Love Burns, features a strong line-up including Freydi Mrocki, lead singer with Klezmania; Brett Kaye and […]


Rapping into the fast lane

Teenage rapper Doron Losky is making his mark in the music world with the release of new songs. Evan Zlatkis reports.


Celebrating a passionate life

ACTOR Deidre Rubenstein stars in the new musical, Loving Repeating, about acclaimed American writer Gertrude Stein and her passion for life, which is currently at Chapel off Chapel in Prahran. The musical explores the world of Stein, who was born […]


Baz’s ballroom magic

IN 1992 Baz Luhrmann’s movie Strictly Ballroom became a smash hit in Australia, grossing more than $80 million at the box office, and winning awards and fans overseas. Now Luhrmann, who directed and wrote the film, is repeating the success […]


Survivor’s prized possession

ARTIST Hedy Ritterman has won a $5000 Human Justice Award as part of the 2014 Blake Prize for art exploring religious, spiritual and human justice themes. Ritterman’s winning work is a photo titled Richard 2014 of a 94-year-old Polish-born Holocaust […]