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May 12, 2013 | By Susan King
The romantic comedy "Putzel," starring Melanie Lynskey and Susie Essman, will have its L.A. premiere as the opening night presentation at the eighth  Los Angeles Jewish Film Festiva l on June 1 at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. Other films in the festival, which continues through June 6 at various locations, include the world premiere of Ron Frank's documentary "When Comedy Went to School," which looks at the legendary comedians who got their start in the resorts in the Catskill mountains, including Sid Caesar, Mel Brooks and Jackie Mason.
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May 12, 2013 | By Susan King
The romantic comedy "Putzel," starring Melanie Lynskey and Susie Essman, will have its L.A. premiere as the opening night presentation at the eighth  Los Angeles Jewish Film Festiva l on June 1 at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. Other films in the festival, which continues through June 6 at various locations, include the world premiere of Ron Frank's documentary "When Comedy Went to School," which looks at the legendary comedians who got their start in the resorts in the Catskill mountains, including Sid Caesar, Mel Brooks and Jackie Mason.
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May 6, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
With Los Angeles in the grips of Ring Festival LA fever launched by the L.A. Opera's presentation of Richard Wagner's "Der Ring des Nibelungen," the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Goethe Institut are presenting Fritz Lang's two-part 1924 silent masterpiece, "Die Nibelungen," Friday and Saturday at LACMA's Bing Theater. Paul Richter, Gertrud Arnold and Rudolf Klein-Rogge star in one of the seminal films from the German silent era. The film features a newly recorded version of the original score by Gottfried Huppertz and conducted by Berndt Heller.
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May 6, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
With Los Angeles in the grips of Ring Festival LA fever launched by the L.A. Opera's presentation of Richard Wagner's "Der Ring des Nibelungen," the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Goethe Institut are presenting Fritz Lang's two-part 1924 silent masterpiece, "Die Nibelungen," Friday and Saturday at LACMA's Bing Theater. Paul Richter, Gertrud Arnold and Rudolf Klein-Rogge star in one of the seminal films from the German silent era. The film features a newly recorded version of the original score by Gottfried Huppertz and conducted by Berndt Heller.
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May 18, 1987
About 30,000 people jammed Rancho Park in West Los Angeles for the 14th annual Los Angeles Jewish Festival, commemorating Israel's 39th birthday. Mayor Tom Bradley and City Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky were among the civic leaders who attended the festival, which celebrates Yom Haatzmoat, Israel's independence day. The largest Jewish festival in the West featured folk dancing, carnival rides, Israeli-made products displayed in 100 booths and traditional Jewish food.
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April 7, 1989
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge on Thursday refused to force the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles to let a militant pro-Israeli group participate in two council-sponsored festivals. Kach International, a San Fernando Valley nonprofit group with ties to militant Israeli nationalist Rabbi Meir Kahane, sued the council on grounds that rejecting its application for festival booths violated Kach's right to freedom of speech and religion.
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June 6, 1991
After a ruling from the Los Angeles city attorney's office, Kach International, an organization established by slain Rabbi Meir Kahane, was allowed to take part in Sunday's Los Angeles Jewish Festival--despite opposition from the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles. Federation officials had barred Kahane's group for years, arguing that its call for the mass expulsion of Arabs from Israel was morally repugnant.
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September 8, 2003 | Erika Hayasaki, Times Staff Writer
Nearly 30,000 people gathered at Pierce College in Woodland Hills on Sunday to dance to Israeli folk music, watch performances by Jewish rock musicians and browse booths offering everything from hand-embroidered yarmulkes to kosher cookbooks and bat mitzvah planning services. The 11th biannual Los Angeles Jewish Festival was declared a "politics-free day" at which families and friends could come together and enjoy "just being Jewish," said festival chairwoman Nancy Parris Moskowitz.
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October 29, 1998
All day: Film Festival Cinema Judaica '98: The fourth annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, which kicks off Sunday, will feature several films that focus on the Hungarian-Jewish experience. Hungarian director Judit Elek will be on hand to discuss her films "Awakening" and "A Free Man: The Life of Erno Fisch" after the screenings. There will be several U.S. and world premieres, including the closing-night film "The Photographer," a new documentary from Poland.
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June 8, 1992 | PAUL FELDMAN
It's already being declared the Year of the Woman in California. Will it also be the year of the vertically disadvantaged? Republican John Seymour, at 5 feet, 6 inches tall, stands several inches shorter than Democrat Dianne Feinstein in the race for the two-year "short" U.S. Senate seat. Democrat Barbara Boxer, 4 feet, 11 3/4 inches tall in stocking feet, faces off, so to speak, against the much taller Republican Bruce Herschensohn in the race for the six-year U.S. Senate post.
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March 23, 2006
San Fernando Valley International Film Festival (now through March 26): The festival promotes and encourages "the endeavors of our creative community" by providing a showcase. www.viffi.org Silver Lake Film Festival (now through March 31): Showcases independent film and video. www.silverlakefilmfestival.org Method Fest (March 31-April 7): Billed as the only major film festival in the U.S. that focuses on acting. www.methodfest.
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April 23, 2009 | Susan King
Patrick Swayze stars as a lawyer in "Jump," which premieres tonight at the Writers Guild Theater as part of the fourth annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival. Swayze, who has been battling pancreatic cancer for more than a year, is not expected to attend his tribute at the fest, due to health issues. The festival continues through April 30 at various venues in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. www.lajfilmfest.
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