Diasporic Memories of a Jewish Family

Diasporic Memories of a Jewish Family

By Allison Schottenstein

Strangers in a strange land has been the universal theme of the Jewish story. Roger Cohen's 'A Girl from Human Street' provides an emotional account of his family's diasporic journey. 5 May 2015 // 7:00 AM

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//Recent Reviews

26 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

In the Weeds (2000)

These moments serve no real purpose other than to let all us know all the kinds of hilarious and odd things that can happen during restaurant rush hour.

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Full Frame Documentary Shorts Vol. 3 (2004)

For viewers, it's a chance to see works by emerging filmmakers in easily digestible, small chunks.

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Darkness: Unrated Version (2004)

Ooky ambiguity is one thing. Incoherence is another.

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26 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Dig! (2004)

To the artist hell-bent on changing the world, little victories are never enough; there's always another person to reach, always another fire to start, always another convention to raze..

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26 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Bitter Victory (1957)

Perhaps the most vehemently anti-war film of its era, Bitter Victory has no time for Greatest Generation mythologizing.

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25 Apr 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Z-Trip: Shifting Gears

Even when Z-Trip overreaches, the result is never less than consistently fun. When it does hit, however, Shifting Gears achieves something quite sublime.

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25 Apr 2005 // 10:00 PM

	The Volta Sound: Dandelion Wine

The Volta Sound evoke the not so groovy '60s while setting out to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony. Can the Summer Of Love and 2005 co-exist without driving each other crazy? And more importantly, should we care?"

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25 Apr 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Stand: Transmissions

Stand could be the next big thing: they know how to sing, play, and compose. The problem is, it all sounds just a little too redundant.

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	Iggy Pop: Iggy Pop! Live San Fran 1981 [DVD]

A packed and smoky club... San Francisco... 25 November 1981... The nexus between the fading remnants of punk and disco and the germination of new wave... What better ambassador to represent the changing times than the remarkable James Osterberg?"

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	David Francey: The Waking Hour

Fourth full-length from Juno Award winner Francey is an album rooted in traditional folk. A mixed bag, its stronger songs can be unusually powerful.

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//Blogs

The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2015

// Short Ends and Leader

"January through April is a time typically made up of award season leftovers, pre-summer spectacle, and more than a few throwaways. Here are PopMatters' choices for the best and worst of the last four months.

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