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"The Royal Tenenbaums"

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Nightlife

(Aug. 26 & 27) — Wes Anderson has described his star-filled comedy as the story of a New York Jewish family of geniuses. It was filmed on location in the city.

"Obvious Child"

Film & Television

(Aug. 18 & 19) — 20-something, newly unemployed comic Donna Stern (Jenny Slate) navigates the murky waters of adulthood after her fling with a graduate student (Jake Lacy) results in pregnancy. Click for trailer.

"Wet Hot American Summer"

Film & Television

Set on the last day of camp, in the hot summer of 1981, the perennially popular 2001 film features comedy superstars and an entire summer of pent-up sexual frustrations. Click for trailer.

"Letters From Baghdad"

Film & Television

Voiced by Tilda Swinton, this doc about "the female Lawrence of Arabia" tells the dramatic story of the spy, explorer and political powerhouse and her role in the founding of the modern Middle East. Click for trailer.

Top 10 Jew-ish Events This Weekend (8/18-8/20)

As summer is cooling down, the NYC event scene is heating up. Here are some of our favorites events that are happening this weekend:

Friday

Friday Night Jam: A Conversation with Craig Finn

"Fauda" Creators Working on Two New Netflix Projects

Can’t wait till “Fauda” season 2 comes to Netflix? Don't worry, there's talks of more from the talented creators behind the hit Israeli series. 
 
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show’s creators, Lior Raz and Avi Issacharoff, are currently working on two additional series with streaming giant, Netflix.
 
The first, an untitled project, will star Raz and is inspired by actual events. It will focus on a high-stakes collaboration between the CIA and Mossad to catch and kill a notorious terrorist.
 
The second, entitled “Hit and Run,” is currently in development. It will be a political espionage thriller that tells the story of a man whose world is upturned after his wife is killed in a hit-and-run accident.
 
Representatives from Netflix, which currently streams “Fauda,” Raz and Issacharoff’s action-packed drama series and recently expanded its presence in Israel, expressed admiration towards the Israeli duo.
 
“Lior and Avi are excellent storytellers and we’re proud to expand our relationship with them,” said Netflix’s VP of Originals Cindy Holland. “We’re drawn to the global vision they have for their projects, each infused with drama, urgency, and relevance to our modern era.”
 
Season 2 of “Fauda” is currently being filmed and is set to air in 2018.
 
 

Larry David, Bernie Sanders And Scarlett Johansson Learn About Their Family Histories In ‘Finding Your Roots’

(JTA) — A number of Jewish celebrities learn about their backgrounds on the upcoming season of the PBS show “Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates.”

"Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches"

Film & Television

Oy Gay!

Theater & Dance

(Aug. 15-20) — A live broadcast of England's National Theatre production of Tony Kushner's iconic play about the AIDS crisis, a conservative administration, life & death, love & sex, heaven & hell. Click for trailer.

Conan O’Brien To Film TV Special In Israel ‘To Help Jared Kushner’

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Talk show host Conan O’Brien announced that he would film an episode of his “Conan Without Borders” series on TBS in Israel.

The Dude (Immersive)

Film & Television

Nightlife

(Aug. 15 & 16) — Celebrating "The Big Lebowski" with live video mixing, dance & aerial performances, live music and DJs, special guests from Cirque du Soleil & "Sleep No More," booze, bowling and so much more.

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