The ‘Indignation’ of Philip Roth The film version of the master’s novel shows the rigid social mores of the 1950s

  “Indignation” depicts a working class Jewish student from Newark, N.J., who attends a small Ohio college where he struggles with sexual repression and cultural disaffection. In many ways, it is a classic coming-of-age story, which shows the rigid social mores of the 1950s clashing with the angst and rebelliousness of the bourgeoning youth culture…. Read More

We’ll always have Largo Long for the days of long rocker hair but no tattoos? The documentary ‘Heavy Metal Parking Lot’ will take you home

Thirty years ago, Jeff Krulik and John Heyn, two fledgling documentary filmmakers on a lark, took borrowed video equipment to the Capital Centre parking lot in Largo. They had no idea lighting would strike and the mini-documentary they shot became a cult classic. “John had this idea to document heavy metal fans at a concert,”… Read More

Featured Photo: A first for Natalie Portman

Actor/director/screenwriter Natalie Portman appears at the closing night of the Washington Jewish Film Festival on Sunday to introduce her new film, A Tale of Love and Darkness, based on the memoir of Israeli novelist Amos Oz. Portman, who was born in Jerusalem and attended Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, makes her Hebrew-speaking… Read More