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Telstar

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In the 1960’s when Phil Spector ruled American pop music, we Brits crowned Joe Meek as our king.  They were both very similar people.  Flamboyant eccentrics bordering on insane monsters and complete control freaks dependent on heavy drug use and exploiting young unknown talents, they were geniuses nonetheless. We learn in this intriguing bio-pic of his life, that Meek … Continue reading



The Invisible Men

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Louie is a 32 year old Palestinian who tries to live his life unobtrusively hidden away from society’s prying eyes. He has no legal right to live in Israel, and thus without ‘papers’ he must continually avoid any confrontation with the Police or officialdom, as if he returns back across the Border he risks the … Continue reading



Follow My Voice: With The Music of Hedwig

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Back in 2003 Chris Slusarenko a record producer had the idea of getting some cutting-edge musicians to record a tribute album consisting of all the songs from ‘Hedwig and The Angry Inch’.  And all the proceeds from the sales of the album would go towards helping fund the Harvey Milk School for gay, bisexual and transgendered kids in NY just as … Continue reading



Family Ties aka Zeman Mishpacha

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When Israeli filmmaker Nitzan Gilady crammed his parents and two grown up brothers and one sister in lawn into an RV to travel thousands of miles across country for a week to go visit the Grand Canyon I was very skeptical. What on earth could happen over the Passover holiday with the family living on top of … Continue reading



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