1. samuel-613


    from Billy Lumby Added 54.9K 862 46

    The story of Shmilu, a Hasidic Jew in crisis, torn between his community and the romantic possibilities of trendy East London ---- The first fictional film made with the UK's Hasidic population, including non-professional actors and Yiddish dialogue ---- © 2015. Short Of The Week (scroll down to read interview): https://www.shortoftheweek.com/2015/06/18/samuel-613/ Follow the debate on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT1BLg9FtNw DAZED premiere w/ interview (click Show More): http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/24353/1/samuel-613-billy-lumby Behind-The-Scenes article in Yiddish Forward: http://yiddish.forward.com/articles/189055/behind-the-scenes-of-samuel-/?p=all Director Website: http://www.billy.fm ------------------------------- Commissioned by Dazed & Confused magazine Winner of the Pears Short Film Fund at UK Jewish Film ------------------------------- FESTIVALS (so far): New York International Film Festival Palm Springs International Film Festival Geneva International Film Festival Morelia International Film Fetsival Brooklyn Film Festival Cambridge Film Festival UK Jewish Film Festival ------------------------------- Starring - Theo Barklem-Biggs; Samuel Leibowitz; Letty Butler Writer/Director - Billy Lumby Producer - Cheyenne Conway Exec Producer - Josh Appignanesi Cinematographer - Paul Özgür Editor - Michael Aaglund Sound Designer - Dario Swade Composers - Gunnar Óskarsson / Stuart Earl Songs - M.M Schneerson / Lipa Schmeltzer / Shlomo Carlebach Casting Director - Kharmel Cochrane Makeup Designer - Konnie Daniel Production Designer - Anna Hourriere Visual Effects - MPC Exec Producers @ UKJF - Judy Ironside; Michael Etherton Exec Producers @ Dazed - Ravi Amaratunga; Jennifer Byrne Exec Producers via Kickstarter - Robert Cohen; John Jencks Associate Producers - Asher Tlalim; Pedro Teodoro; Otto Baxter ------------------------------- Subtitle translations by Pedro Teodoro, Julieta Sans, Sandra Franz, Gaia Rossetti, Tiphaine Murat, Vicki Doronina, Aras Gurbuzer, Jagoda Wachowska and David Ben-Gershon. -------------------------------

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    • Bald Spot


      from 5-Second Films Added 73.7K 23 6

      V'hayah im shamo'a tish'm'u el mitz'votai asher anokhi m'tzaveh et'khem hayom l'ahavah et Adonai Eloheikhem ul'av'do b'khol l'vav'khem uv'khol naf'sh'khem V'natati m'tar ar'tz'khem b'ito yoreh umal'kosh v'asaf'ta d'ganekha v'tirosh'kha v'yitz'harekha. -Prayer for hair, Deuteronomy 11:13-21

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      • Normal Love - Lend Some Treats (Official Music Video)


        from Haoyan of America Added 4,094 20 2

        Lend Some Treats (Official Music Video) by Normal Love http://normallove.com Starring: Noah Sparkes, Billie Dunhams, Eleni Kontos, Greg Kuebler and Max Demetrio Special Thanks: Madlen Nause-Osthoff, Danielle Karmo, Alex Cuff, Rachel Higgins, Woramon Jamjod, Roulette Brooklyn, Greg at Chicken Hut, Ruffeo Hearts Lil Snotty and Arch Production and Design Director of Photography: Dan Baker Directed & Edited by Haoyan of America 2012

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        • Forty Shades of Grey (trailer)


          from Nicky Larkin Added 6,061 8 0

          https://www.facebook.com/fortyshades Forty Shades of Grey is a non-narrative documentary that presents an alternative look at the Israel/Palestine conflict from both sides of the fence. For the sake of effective news stories, the Israel-Palestine conflict is all too often portrayed in very simple digestible black and white terms - good versus evil, victim versus aggressor. From the safety of our European homes we are particularly quick to make moral judgements on situations happening thousands of miles away. From the security of our comfortable lives, we demonise actions we don't understand, and criticise choices we will never have to make. Of course we want justice, of course we want to support the underdog; but yet we are very confused as to who the underdog is. Forty Shades of Grey attempts to get in between this easy black and white scenario that we've been presented with in our traditional media -- and explore the many difficult grey areas that exist in between the black and the white. Funded by The Irish Arts Council and shot on location in Israel and Palestine over the course of seven weeks, Forty Shades of Grey examines not only the obvious problems arising directly from the conflict itself, but also the many internal problems on both sides of the wall. Forty Shades of Grey takes you inside the cramped conditions of Balata refugee camp in Palestine where 25,000 Palestinians live in just one squared kilometre. It examines the ongoing debate as to the state-supported status of the Ultra Orthodox Jews, exempt from army service, and the resulting bitterness felt by their fellow Israeli countrymen. It visits Silwan, East Jerusalem to be tear-gassed and stampeded after Friday prayers, and Sheikh Jarreh to witness the forced evacuation of Arabs from their homes in East Jerusalem. It also delves into the murky world of human trafficking into Israel; how thousands of Sub-Saharan refugees are ending up in criminal Bedouin rape and torture camps in the Sinai peninsula, having thought they'd find a better life in Israel - with the hope that the Jews of all people will understand their plight. Forty Shades of Grey features interviews with academics, politicians, soldiers, refugees - but most importantly the everyday Israeli and Palestinian citizens attempting to live normal lives against the backdrop of our generation defining conflict. In a situation where everybody is right, and everybody is wrong, Forty Shades of Grey dispels the myth that in order to be pro-Palestine, you must also be anti-Israel. To obtain copies of the full Forty Shades of Grey (Israel/Palestine) film please contact Bill McGowan at Distribution Access - Bill.mcgowan@distributionaccess.com Forty Shades of Grey 2012 Directed by Nicky Larkin feature length - 83 minutes http://www.nickylarkin.com/ Nicky Larkin was born in Birr, Ireland, in 1983. He studied Fine Art in Galway-Mayo IT and Chelsea College of Art, London. Working mainly in the medium of experimental film and video-art, he has exhibited widely both at home and internationally. 

In 2007 he travelled to the Chernobyl exclusion zone, to shoot the experimental short film Pripyat. Pripyat went on to screen at various international film festivals including Locarno, Strasbourg, Madrid and The European Media Art Festival 2008. At home, Pripyat was selected for ev+a 2008 in Limerick, and TULCA in Galway. 

In 2009 he was commissioned by The Irish Arts Council and The Belltable Arts Centre, under the commissions award scheme, to create an experimental film exploring the notorious Moyross and Southill estates in Limerick city. The resulting film, Beyond The Roundabout? was selected for The European Media Art Festival 2010, The London East End Film Festival, and the Madrid International Video Art Festival 2010.

 January and February 2010 were spent in Tbilisi, Georgia, where he created a body of photographic work documenting the lives and conditions inside Tserovani Refugee Camp, which was established as a result of the 2008 Russia-Georgia war. He has also made work in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Armenia, Moldova, and the separatist state of Transnistria. 

In 2010 he was profiled in Robert O'Byrne's Dictionary of Living Irish Artists. 

In 2011 he undertook his largest project to date; traveling to Israel & Palestine to shoot an experimental, non-narrative film piece. This will be his first feature film, Forty Shades of Grey, and is due for premiere May 31st in The Lighthouse Cinema, Dublin. His writing has been published by Allotrope Press and The Sunday Independent. 

He is represented by The Molesworth Gallery, Dublin, and Strefa A Galeria, Krakow.
 http://www.nickylarkin.com/ http://nickylarkin.wordpress.com/ Bill McGowan at Distribution Access - Bill.mcgowan@distributionaccess.com

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          • How Jews Look


            from MyJewishLearning.com Added 11K 7 3

            This isn't a how-to. This is about what Jews actually do. Beards. Wigs. Noses. Yarmulkes. Hair extensions. USY sweaters..... Half slice-of-life and half anthropology, "How Jews Look" explores what Jews look like and what that means to us. Are we ashamed? Do we love it? Are big noses really sexy?

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            • Men of Many Hats


              from Jewish Daily Forward Added 3,805 7 1

              For 65 years one Williamsburg hat store has been selling hats to Hasids, hipsters and everyone in between.

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              • Potpourri of Pearls - "Island" (Official Music Video)


                from Scott Ross Added 2,156 7 1

                For Potpourri of Pearl's first video off of their forthcoming album, We Went to Heaven, writer Adam Chad Brody and director Scott Ross sought to create a lush, psychedelic after school special that started with the very simple idea of yarmulkes being sexy. Inspired equally by karaoke videos and the paintings of Claude Monet, "Island" is most assuredly safe for work. Directed by Scott Ross / Written & edited by Adam Chad Brody www.potpourriofpearls.com bandcamp.potpourriofpearls.com

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                • THE OTHER MEN IN BLACK Film Clip "Above the Stars"


                  from Arbor Avenue Films Added 587 6 5

                  In this clip, we are taken into the 3D animated world of a parable and shown "The Fifth Heaven" as the story is told by a grandfather Moshe (Fyvush Finkel) to his granddaughter Paige (Suzy Kohane) in this multi-layered film. Jon Osbeck, as Rabbi Eizik Taub, provides narration. ________ "The Other Men In Black: The Hasidic Movement, Past and Present" is the first production of the Jewish History Media Project, an enterprise of the Melton Center for Jewish Studies, with the support of The Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD) at The Ohio State University. The goal of the Project is to create a series of docu-drama films about Jewish history that will serve as ignition points for a curriculum of Jewish history studies. The films will highlight various aspects of Jewish history using a narrative style, and are designed to engage high school, university, and adult learners in history topics that are often perceived as dry or unrelated to contemporary life. The focus of The Other Men in Black is the Hasidic movement in Judaism, which originated in eighteenth-century Ukraine and Poland. It seemed an ideal starting point because it has had an enormous impact on Judaism, it is still very much alive, and its musical and storytelling traditions are an excellent vehicle to showcase our multimedia format. Funding for "The Other Men in Black" has been generously provided by the Nathan Cummings Foundation. Project Collaborators ____________ Executive Producer, Writer - Matt Goldish Creative Oversight - Todd Delman Animation Production Oversight at ACCAD - Maria Palazzi Director, Producer, Editor - Phil Garrett Animation Direction - Phil Garrett and Maria Palazzi Director of Photography - Alex Esber Story Design, Storyboards, Digital Production, Character Design of Animated Sequences - Iuri Lioi (ACCAD) Character Modeler and Rigger, Animation Compositer - Joshua Fry (ACCAD) CG Modeler, Layout, and Surfacing Artist, and Lead Animator - Amber Cecil (ACCAD) Character Rigger, CG Modeler, Layout Artist, and Lead Animator - Mary Twohig (ACCAD) Effects Animator - Cheng Zhang (ACCAD) ____________ Melton Center for Jewish Studies - www.meltoncenter.osu.edu ACCAD - www.accad.osu.edu IMDb Page - imdb.com/​title/​tt1468748 Arbor Avenue Films - facebook.com/​ArborAvenueFilms

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                  • Fashion Over Biking by Áine Pennello


                    from bob.sacha@journalism.cuny.edu Added 831 5 0

                    Short description: Joined by bike lanes, hipster and Hasidic Williamsburg fight over biker fashion in Mayor Bloomberg’s gentrified New York. Long description: Bike shop owner Bill Di Paola tries to bring together two of Williamsburg’s most distinct communities: hipsters and Hassidic Jews. Now joined by Mayor Bloomberg’s bike lanes, the communities are divided over fashion. While hipsters cycle through Hasidic Williamsburg in skinny jeans and playful skirts and dresses, Orthodox Jews adhere to a strict uniform of long black skirts for women and two-piece suits for men. Fedoras and beards are where the similarities start and end. At Times Up bike shop on South 6th Avenue, owner Bill Di Paola has tried to bridge their differences by offering free bike loans to Hassidic Jews. Although the scheme was successful at the start, the Rebbe – the Jewish leader of Williamsburg’s Hasidic community – voted against the use of bikes which has since caused the number of Di Paola’s Hasidic customers to plummet. TRANSCRIPT: If anybody’s ever biked, you know it’s freedom. Some people have biking in their roots and some people didn’t have that. Here we have the Williamsburg bike community, which is going great and they’re biking everywhere and they think it’s the hippest thing. But right next to them is the Hasidic community that dresses a certain way. And the way people dressed when they rode a bike through their neighbourhood, was a little too sexy for their religion. So, originally when we got here, we tried to put a lot of language on the building and stars. We had a loaner bike program where they could borrow bikes just to get the feel of them for free. And their kids were coming here a little bit. And to get the kids in the workshop -- it was difficult for me because when I was working with the Hasidic kids, I would try to talk to them about Superman or Batman and they had no idea what I was talking about. And then it kind of went bad because the city went in front of us and just threw done a bike lane, I think without really doing the proper research. There’s different ideas that people have in different neighborhoods. Some people are against bikes because they think it makes them look poor. Some people are against bikes because they don't want to lose parking spaces. Some people are against bikes because it's a change and they're not used to it. But to be against bikes because of the way people dress who ride bikes, that was something we were unprepared to deal with. I mean I'm not religious at all. So I think religion is a huge problem but I understand that people are religious and if I want them to ride a bike so there can be cleaner air, I'm going to have to work with them I guess. It’s a very difficult situation. Links: Times Up: http://times-up.org/ News Story: http://gothamist.com/2013/05/09/video_hasidic_man_gets_into_heated.php Former bike shop: http://nymag.com/listings/stores/traif-bike-gesheft/ Behind the Scenes: I felt it was important to do this story because there was little to no video coverage of the fashion/bike clash between the Hasidic and hipster communities of Williamsburg. After some research I cam across Traif Bike Gesheft, or ‘Non-Kosher Bike Shop’ that was owned and operated by Baruch Herzfeld, an Orthodox Jewish hipster who created the shop with the intention of bridging the gap between the hipster and Hasidic communities. However, Herzfeld became so upset by the gentrification of Williamsburg that he left the area and refused to come back for the film project. Herzfeld passed the shop over to environmental organization, Times Up, which is how I met my character, Bill Di Paola, the manager of the organization’s Williamsburg shop. An interesting thing to note about this story is that in order to get shots of Bill riding his bike through Williamsburg, my colleague had to ride in a bullet bike – a regular looking bicycle except for the long compartment in front, in which I sat and filmed Bill from behind and in front of us as cars and bikes whooshed past my head on both sides.

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                    • Shekinah


                      from DLI Productions Added 7,187 5 2

                      Shekinah takes us into the rarefied world of young Hasidic women. Although they have rules for almost everything, their lives are filled with passion. With unprecedented access, Shekinah captures the intimate detail of their lives, breaking long-standing stereotypes and revealing secrets of which even Hasidic men are largely unaware.

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