Lawrence Toppman

See ‘Son of Saul’ – but just once

I am trying to think of a phrase that will make you see “Son of Saul.” This Oscar-nominated foreign film follows a Hungarian Jew who leads fellow prisoners into the gas chambers at a Nazi death camp, then disposes of their bodies. I don’t think calling it “one of the best movies released in 2015” will do, although it was.

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Five reasons to attend the Charlotte Jewish Film Festival

On Feb. 20th, the Charlotte Jewish Film Festival kicks off their 12th season with a slate of a dozen films screening in multiple venues over three weeks. Maturing from their humble origins of 3 screenings and a weekend attendance of 150, the CJFF has burgeoned with 28 screenings and more than 5,000 in attendance last year.

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