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‘Schitt’s Creek’ Star Dan Levy To Be Honored By GLAAD

(JTA) — Dan Levy, a star and co-creator of the Emmy-nominated show “Schitt’s Creek,” will be honored by GLAAD at their annual gala in San Francisco in September.

Levy, the son of fellow star Eugene Levy, will receive the Davidson/Valentini Award, named after the organization’s first executive director, Craig Davidson, and his partner, Michael Valentini.

Sarah Silverman Says She Was Fired From Film Project Over Blackface Clip

(JTA) — Sarah Silverman said she was fired from a movie role after producers saw a clip of her in blackface, the Jewish comedian said in an interview on The Bill Simmons Podcast.

“I recently was going to do two days on a movie, a sweet part in a cool little movie, then at 11 p.m. the night before they fired me because they saw a picture of me in blackface from that episode,” Silverman said, referring to her now canceled Comedy Central sitcom “The Sarah Silverman Program.”

Batwoman Is Jewish In New Series — But The Bat Mitzvah Scene Is Out

(JTA) — There was only room for so many bats in CW’s much-anticipated Batwoman series.

Producers were planning to include a scene of the Jewish superhero coming home from her bat mitzvah. Ultimately it didn’t make the cut, producers revealed Sunday, TV Line reported.

However, the main character, whose real name is Kate Kane, will still be Jewish and her identity will be addressed in other ways.

"Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles"

The first in-depth documentary film that chronicles the life and themes of the beloved Broadway musical "Fiddler on the Roof," and why the story of Tevye the milkman is reborn again and again. Click for trailer.

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"Our Boys"

Filmed in Israel, the series is based on true events and follows the investigation of Mohammed Abu Khdeir’s murder, telling the story of all those involved, Jews and Arabs alike. Click for trailer.

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"A Night at the Opera"

The Marx Brothers’ (Groucho, Harpo, Chico) spoof of the opera world, featuring Kitty Carlisle, Allan Jones, Margaret Dumont. Click for trailer.

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"Nobody Wants Us" — NEW YORK PREMIERE

A 35-minute documentary film about the S.S. Quanza carrying Jewish refugees (“undesirables,” as the U.S. State Department labeled them) in 1940 + Q&As with the director, a passenger and more. Click for trailer.

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Talks

"Making Maisel Marvelous"

(Aug. 10-Sept. 7) — Immerse yourself in the late-1950s New York of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" — from B. Altman's to the Stage Deli — at this exhibit of costumes, screenings and interactive sets.

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Museums & Exhibitions

Netflix’s ‘The Red Sea Diving Resort’ Misses The Real Story Of Ethiopian Jews

(JTA) — Out of all of the unrealistic scenes in “The Red Sea Diving Resort,” the most absurd one might be when Ben Kingsley, playing a supposedly gritty Mossad agent, shows up in the desert wearing a suit and a jaunty ascot around his neck.

‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Exhibit To Open In New York In August

NEW YORK (JTA) — Fans of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” will soon be able to immerse themselves in Midge Maisel’s very Jewish 1950s New York.

The Paley Center for Media in New York announced Wednesday that it is putting on an interactive exhibit about the hit Amazon series. Visitors will be able to see sets, costumes and makeup from the show. The exhibit will also show how various episodes from the series were created.

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