You may have heard that the beloved Maurice Sendak children's book Where the Wild Things Are (trailer after jump) has been released as a feature film directed by Spike Jonze (aka Adam Spiegel). I always loved this story, and I even once saw a live opera version with full sized Wild Things running around the stage.
There's been a lot of discussion about what the Wild Things represent- fear, love, joy- all the emotions that run amok in… Continue
Added by Scene & Heard on October 29, 2009 at 4:58pm —
Mima’amakim is an New York organization centered in poetry and art concerned drawing and commenting on the Jewish religious experience. Each year it publishes a journal of poetry, prose, and visual art, and the deadline for submissions this year is November 15.
You can submit work directly via email to… Continue
Added by Scene & Heard on October 29, 2009 at 4:36pm —
The 2009 Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema kicks off TONIGHT and we're excited! The festival features 26 Israeli feature films, shorts, television shows and documentaries. We're particularly excited about Srugim and Zrubavel (see trailers after the jump). For tickets and the entire schedule of films (some of which have already sold out!), visit the CFIC…Continue
Added by Scene & Heard on October 29, 2009 at 4:29pm —
This just in: not for profit Jewish music label and event producer Jdub Records (Balkan Beat Box, Socalled, Soulico, Sway Machinery, Girls in trouble, DeLeon, ex-Matisyahu) has adopted online magazine and community Jewcy. The merger of two Jewish Emergent organizations comes in the wake of Jewcy losing funding earlier this year and after its own adoptee,… Continue
Added by Scene & Heard on October 15, 2009 at 5:00pm —
This year's Chicago International Film Festival includes a screening of Eyes Wides Shut (עיניים פקוחות) a 2008 film from Israel that achieved some note at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. It is, to coin a nickname, Baruchback Mountain. A trailer follows the jump.
Description: Aaron, a married, Orthodox Jewish father of four (Zohar Strauss) falls in love with a… Continue
Added by Scene & Heard on October 8, 2009 at 5:09pm —
The 2009 Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema is one of the most ambitious yet, with no fewer than 27 Israeli Academy and Jerusalem International Film Festival prizes among the entries. KFAR is pleased to once again sponsor and support the festival in its work to bring the best of Israel's films to Chicago screens. For more information on the festival, visit… Continue
Added by Scene & Heard on October 7, 2009 at 5:20pm —
As the Jewish New Year begins Friday night, our culture is vibrant and alive in America. No longer relegated to bagel brunches, it is at the core of a contemporary Jewish identity being explored asserted throughout the arts; in the recording studio, on the stage, on film and the page.
KFAR Jewish Arts Center leads this Jewish cultural renaissance in Chicago, connecting artists and performers exploring their heritage through their craft to audiences thirsty for contemporary… Continue
Added by Adam Davis on September 16, 2009 at 5:21pm —
KFAR is pleased to work with the Chicago World Music Festival again, this time presenting the Guy Mendilow Band on September 20th at Uncommon Ground. As the Jewish New Year gets underway, join us at Uncommon Ground for this special sweat…
Added by Scene & Heard on September 16, 2009 at 5:06pm —
Join KFAR at a special presentation of A SERIOUS MAN, a new film by Joel & Ethan Coen, Wednesday, September 16th at 7PM at the AMC River East (322 E. Illinois, Chicago). A SERIOUS MAN explores questions of faith, familial responsibility, delinquent behavior, dental phenomena, academia, mortality and Judaism. email to RSVPChicago@43kix.com to reserve your seats. See the trailer below.
The new film from Academy Award-winning writer/directors Joel and Ethan… Continue