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1999 Stories by Leslie Camhi

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  • 15th Annual Israeli Film Festival

    published February 23, 1999

    A woman shoots her brutal husband; a niece poisons her abusive uncle; men jump off rooftops, motivated by suicidal guilt or jealousy. Passions... More >>

  • Stitchcraft

    published February 16, 1999

    I don't much like my daughter sewing," the novelist Colette remarked. "She is silent, and she—why not write down the word that frightens... More >>

  • The Films of Ulrike Ottinger

    published January 26, 1999

    Deliriously sumptuous and transgressive, Ulrike Ottinger's world can hardly be confused with humdrum reality. Watching her films is like traveling... More >>

  • Borough Hall

    published January 26, 1999

    The home is past," Theodor Adorno wrote in an essay on the melancholy of late 20th-century transience. It seems he'd never been to Brooklyn,... More >>

  • Striking Achievements

    published January 19, 1999

    The final weekend of "Premises: French Cinema, 1958­1998," the Guggenheim's three-month retrospective, offers two intriguing journeys through... More >>

  • Return of the Oppressed

    published January 19, 1999

    Little is heard about Israel's one million Arab citizens— those Palestinians (and their descendants) who stayed after the 1948 war and... More >>

  • Deliverance

    published January 12, 1999

    The "Jerusalem syndrome" affects some pilgrims to the Holy City, who grow long beards, hear messianic messages, and begin ranting in the streets.... More >>

  • Best of the Rest

    published January 5, 1999

    Spectacularly nasty dads (the alcoholic abuser in Affliction, the pedophiles in Happiness and The Celebration) seemed to... More >>

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