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Movie Review: “Hava Nagila (The Movie)”

You’d expect a movie about a song that has become the Hebrew “Hokey Pokey” to be playful. And “Hava Nagila (The Movie)” is that, in spades. That wedding, party and bar mitzvah staple, a song that the whole world knows … Continue reading

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Today’s screening: “Hava Nagila (The Movie)”

It’s the documentary about the song everybody knows, the Jewish “Hokey Pokey,” a staple of weddings, bars this and bats that. But who knows where it’s from and how it got to be that cross-cultural staple? “Hava Nagila (The Movie)” … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “Hava Nagila,” a documentary about the song that makes everybody Jewish

I learned it in elementary school music class. Along with kibbutz working songs. I think the teacher in the small town where I grew up was a closet Zionist. Everybody knows it. Or knows a little of it. Even anti-Semites. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The History of Future Folk” at the Florida Film Festival

The brilliantly, hilariously offbeat “History of Future Folk” is a sci-fi comic thriller folk music musical. Even its genre is a hoot. There’s this goofy janitor (Nils d’Aulaire) and dad who tells his daughter funny bedtime stories about a distant … Continue reading

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Weekend movies — “Giant Slayer” so-so, “21 and Over” amusing, “Sweeney” better, “Exorcism” awful

A couple of observations about the year so far in movies. There have been a few not-half-bad ones, but movies that have caught on with audiences and stuck around, that have buzz and staying power? “Identity Thief” is pretty much … Continue reading

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