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Alternative media at the BJFF

After six decades of futility, maybe it's time for a new approach to achieving peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Some of the films in this year's Boston Jewish Film Festival offer solutions that sound a little crazy, except when you consider the

By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 02, 2012
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Independence and assimilation at the 2010 Boston Jewish Film Festival

Independence and assimilation at the Boston Jewish Film Festival
Team efforts
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 29, 2010
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Review: Within the Whirlwind

Those eager to compare the Obama administration to a Communist dictatorship might check out this story based on the memoirs of the poet Evgenia Ginzburg.
Emily Watson faces her accusers
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 13, 2009
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Review: Eli and Ben

Unlike most opening-night crowd pleasers, Ori Ravid’s thoughtful coming-of-age tale starts off the Boston Jewish Film Festival with some ambiguity and edge.
A different sort of opener for this year's Boston Jewish Film Festival
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 30, 2009
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Ends of the earth

Now in its 20th incarnation, the Boston Jewish Film Festival is almost the oldest three-ring circus of its kind (San Francisco’s annual program got there first by nine years), and in that span we’ve seen the elusive idea of “Jewish film” become an instit
The 20th Boston Jewish Film Festival reaches deep and far
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  November 04, 2008