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Sidney Lumet
Sidney Arthur Lumet (/luːˈmɛt/ loo-MET; June 25, 1924 – April 9, 2011) was an American director, producer and screenwriter with over 50 films to his credit. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for 12 Angry Men (1957), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976), and The Verdict
The Verdict
(1982)
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Toronto International Film Festival
Coordinates: 43°38′48″N 79°23′25″W / 43.64667°N 79.39028°W / 43.64667; -79.39028 Toronto
Toronto
International Film FestivalKing Street West temporarily pedestrianized for the opening of the 2016 Toronto
Toronto
International Film FestivalLocation Toronto, Ontario, CanadaFounded 1976No. of films fewest, 85 (1978); most, 460 (1984)[1]Language InternationalWebsite www.tiff.netThe Toronto
Toronto
International Film Festival (TIFF, stylized as tiff) is one of the largest publicly attended film festivals in the world, attracting over 480,000 people annually
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History Of The Jews In Poland
The history of the Jews
Jews
in Poland
Poland
dates back over 1,000 years. For centuries, Poland
Poland
was home to the largest and most significant Jewish community in the world. Poland
Poland
was a principal center of Jewish culture, thanks to a long period of statutory religious tolerance and social autonomy. This ended with the Partitions of Poland
Poland
which began in 1772, in particular, with the discrimination and persecution of Jews
Jews
in the Russian Empire. During World War II
World War II
there was a nearly complete genocidal destruction of the Polish Jewish
Jewish
community by Nazi Germany and its collaborators, during the 1939–1945 German occupation of Poland
Poland
and the ensuing Holocaust
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Turner Classic Movies
Channel 230 (SD only) Unavailable in HD Bell Fibe TV
Bell Fibe TV
(Canada) Channel 292 VMedia (Canada) 327 (HD)Streaming mediaWatch TCMSling TV Internet Protocol televisionPlayStation Vue Internet Protocol television Turner Classic Movies
Turner Classic Movies
(TCM) is an American movie-oriented basic cable and satellite television network owned by the Turner Broadcasting System subsidiary of Time Warner. Launched in 1994, TCM is headquartered at Turner's Techwood broadcasting campus in the Midtown business district of Atlanta, Georgia. Historically, the channel's programming consisted mainly of featured classic theatrically released feature films from the Turner Entertainment film library – which comprises films from Warner Bros. Pictures (covering films released before 1950) and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (covering films released before May 1986)
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Roger Ebert
Roger Joseph Ebert (/ˈiːbərt/; June 18, 1942 – April 4, 2013) was an American film critic, historian, journalist, screenwriter, and author. He was a film critic for the Chicago
Chicago
Sun-Times from 1967 until his death in 2013. In 1975, Ebert became the first film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize
Pulitzer Prize
for Criticism. Ebert and Chicago
Chicago
Tribune critic Gene Siskel
Gene Siskel
helped popularize nationally televised film reviewing when they co-hosted the PBS
PBS
show Sneak Previews, followed by several variously named At the Movies programs. The two verbally sparred and traded humorous barbs while discussing films. They created and trademarked the phrase "Two Thumbs Up," used when both hosts gave the same film a positive review
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Sean Connery
Sir
Sir
Thomas Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(/ˈkɒnəri/; born 25 August 1930) is a retired Scottish actor and producer who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards
BAFTA Awards
(one of them being a BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award) and three Golden Globes
Golden Globes
(including the Cecil B. DeMille Award
Cecil B. DeMille Award
and a Henrietta Award). Connery was the first actor to portray the character James Bond
James Bond
in film, starring in seven Bond films between 1962 and 1983.[1] In 1988, Connery won the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Untouchables
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Actors Studio
The Actors Studio
Actors Studio
is a membership organization for professional actors, theatre directors and playwrights at 432 West 44th Street in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan
Manhattan
in New York City. It was founded October 5, 1947, by Elia Kazan, Cheryl Crawford and Robert Lewis, who provided training for actors who were members.[1] Lee Strasberg joined later and took the helm in 1951 until his death on February 17, 1982. It is currently run by Al Pacino, Ellen Burstyn, and Harvey Keitel. The Studio is best known for its work refining and teaching method acting. The approach was originally developed by the Group Theatre in the 1930s based on the innovations of Konstantin Stanislavski
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Off-Broadway
An Off- Broadway theatre
Broadway theatre
is a professional venue in New York City with a seating capacity between 100 and 499
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Lincoln Center
Subway: to 66th Street – Lincoln CenterBus:M7, M11, M66, M104Type Performing-arts centerConstructionBuilt 1955–1969Opened 1962 (when the center's first venue, Philharmonic Hall, opened)Websitelincolncenter.org Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
is a 16.3-acre (6.6-hectare) complex of buildings in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan
Manhattan
in New York City
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PBS
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is an American public broadcaster and television program distributor.[2] It is a non-profit organization and is the most prominent provider of government-funded educational television programming to public television stations in the United States, distributing series such as Keeping Up Appearances, BBC World News
BBC World News
(as BBC World News
BBC World News
America since 2012), Nova ScienceNow, Nova, Arthur, Sesame Street, PBS
PBS
NewsHour, Walking with Dinosaurs, Masterpiece, Nature, Rick Steves' Europe, American Masters, Frontline, and Antiques Roadshow. PBS
PBS
is funded by member station dues, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, government agencies, corporations, foundations and individual citizens
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Yiddish
Yiddish
Yiddish
(ייִדיש, יידיש or אידיש, yidish/idish, lit. "Jewish", pronounced [ˈjɪdɪʃ] [ˈɪdɪʃ]; in older sources ייִדיש-טײַטש Yidish-Taitsh, lit. Judaeo-German)[3] is the historical language of the Ashkenazi Jews. It originated during the 9th century[4] in Central Europe, providing the nascent Ashkenazi community with a High German-based vernacular fused with elements taken from Hebrew and Aramaic as well as from Slavic languages
Slavic languages
and traces of Romance languages.[5][6] Yiddish
Yiddish
is written with a fully vocalized version of the Hebrew alphabet. The earliest surviving references date from the 12th century and call the language לשון־אַשכּנז‎ (loshn-ashknaz, "language of Ashkenaz") or טײַטש‎ (taytsh), a variant of tiutsch, the contemporary name for Middle High German
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Warsaw
Warsaw
Warsaw
(/ˈwɔːrsɔː/ WOR-saw; Polish: Warszawa [varˈʂava] (listen); see also other names) is the capital and largest city of Poland. The metropolis stands on the Vistula
Vistula
River in east-central Poland
Poland
and its population is officially estimated at 1.78 million residents within a greater metropolitan area of 3.1 million residents,[5] which makes Warsaw
Warsaw
the 8th most-populous capital city in the European Union. The city limits cover 516.9 square kilometres (199.6 sq mi), while the metropolitan area covers 6,100.43 square kilometres (2,355.39 sq mi).[6] Warsaw
Warsaw
is an alpha global city,[7] a major international tourist destination, and a significant cultural, political and economic hub
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Academy Award
MoonlightBest Picture The Shape of WaterThe Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars,[1] are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the "Academy Award of Merit", which has become commonly known by its nickname "Oscar". The sculpture was created by George Stanley.[2] The awards, first presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, are overseen by AMPAS.[3][4] The awards ceremony was first broadcast on radio in 1930 and televised for the first time in 1953. It is now seen live in more than 200 countries and can be streamed live online.[5] The Academy Awards ceremony is the oldest worldwide entertainment awards ceremony
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Yiddish Art Theatre
The Yiddish
Yiddish
Art Theatre was a New York Yiddish theatre
Yiddish theatre
company of the 20th century. The organization was founded in 1918 by actor and impresario Maurice Schwartz, to present serious Yiddish
Yiddish
drama and works from world literature in Yiddish.[1][2] At its 1918 founding, the Yiddish
Yiddish
Art Theatre was housed at the Irving Place Theatre in Union Square, Manhattan.[3] In 1919 the company moved to the Garden Theatre at Madison Avenue and 27th Street, where they remained on and off for six years, presenting works by playwrights including Leonid Andreyev, S
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Herman Yablokoff
Herman Yablokoff (August 11, 1903 – April 3, 1981, Yiddish: הערמאַן יאַבלאָקאָף‎, Russian: Герман Яблоков, born Chaim Yablonik, Хаим Яблоник), sometimes written Herman Yablokov, Herman Yablokow, etc., was a Belarusian-born Jewish American actor, singer, composer, poet, playwright, director and producer who became one of the biggest stars in Yiddish theatre.[1]Contents1 Biography 2 Works2.1 Musicals 2.2 Autobiography3 References 4 External linksBiography[edit] He was born into a poor family in Grodno
Grodno
(Hrodna), then a predominantly Polish town in the Russian Empire, now within Belarus. His parents were Alter Yablonik, a road paver, and Riva-Lei Shillingoff, and he received a traditional Jewish religious education in cheder and yeshiva. He sang in the choir of Cantor Yoshe Slonimer at the age of ten, and at the age of 12 began performing in the local Jewish theatre
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1939
1939
1939
was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1939th year of the Common Era
Common Era
(CE) and Anno Domini
Anno Domini
(AD) designations, the 939th year of the 2nd millennium, the 39th year of the 20th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1930s decade
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