Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Engages Female-Only Audiences

by Libby Herz One of the most-widely attended Jewish film festivals in the United States shined a spotlight on the lives of religious women this week, treating all-female audiences to screenings of a uniquely feminine work of art and a chance to get to know the film’s director. With a cast dominated by religious women […]

“The Heart that Sings” at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival 2/26 – 2/27

[cincopa AUEA-WajSeF5] Sunday, Feb. 26 @ 1:05pm SOLD OUT! Monday, Feb. 27 @ 5:15pm Encore Screening by Popular Demand!! BUY TICKETS NOW AT AJFF SITE Location: United Artists Tara Cinemas 4 2345 Cheshire Bridge Road Atlanta, GA 30324 Parking: Free parking is available outside the theater entrance and in surrounding Cheshire Square Shopping Center. View […]

Haaretz: Tel Aviv Cinematheque tries to bar men from screening of film by ultra-Orthodox director

Cinematheque program says the movie creators ‘politely request that only women and girls attend the screening.’ By Tsafi Saar Cinematheque Tel Aviv attempted to prevent men from attending screenings of the movie “The Heart that Sings,” according to a man who attempted to purchase a ticket to the film Sunday. Dr. Yosef Algazi said the […]

The Jewish Daily Forward: The Arty Semite

By Sarah Trappler Spielman Orthodox director Robin Garbose is at it again. First she made history four years ago with a red carpet premiere of her movie musical “A Light for Greytowers” in Los Angeles. Modestly clad Orthodox girls and women filled Paramount Studio’s lot at the Sherry Lansing Theater, many attending a movie for […]

Women-Only Movie Sparks Debate, Understanding

By Robin Garbose As an Orthodox woman – hassidic, even – it has been hard for me to watch the news and developments from Israel in recent weeks. On one hand, Jewish law and traditions of female modesty are very important to me. Although I did not grow up in an observant family, I came […]

Jerusalem Post: Women in the Picture

by Hannah Brown Robin Garbose’s groundbreaking new film, ‘The Heart that Sings,’ is a movie musical created exclusively for women and girls. Many directors like to think themselves unique, but no one except Robin Saex Garbose could utter the sentence, “My frumkeit deepened while I was directing episodes of America’s Most Wanted.” Garbose is in […]

“Heart” invited to the Jerusalem Film Festival!

Big news! The Israel premiere of “The Heart that Sings” will be a part of the 13th Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival, to be held at the Jerusalem Cinematheque from December 17-23, 2011. More details coming soon!   From our letter of invitation: This annual event is an opportunity to explore the many and varied issues […] Female-Only Movie Screens in 11 Cities During Passover Holiday

by Sara Trappler Spielman Robin Garbose, the Jewish director who earned headlines for her female-only screenings, is at it again, scheduling showings of her latest film in 11 American cities over the upcoming Passover holiday. Crowds of fans turned up for the premiere of “The Heart That Sings” last month at the Jewish Children’s Museum, […]

The Chicago Jewish News: Movie Musical About Young Holocaust Survivor Coming to Chicago

Orthodox Hollywood director, Robin Garbose, will be screening her most recent film, “The Heart that Sings,” for female audiences in Chicago during Passover. The movie musical is about a young Holocaust survivor named Miriam, who lives in New York in the 1950s and spends a summer at a girls camp in the Catskills as drama […]

NY Jewish Week: Frum Girls Acting Out

Talk about a niche movie market. Robin Garbose, a former Hollywood director who runs a performing arts conservatory in Los Angeles for Orthodox girls, targets the “women-only” demographic. And most of those women are frum. But for that demographic, Garbose, who became Orthodox 20 years ago, is something of a hero. When her second musical […]

Jewish Star: Orthodox Woman Directs

Can a young holocaust survivor direct a drama program in a 1950s Catskills summer camp? Robin Garbose, an accomplished Hollywood-based Orthodox film director tackles the question with a movie musical, where lead character Miriam is initially a quiet and broken spirit, but she and her campers are both transformed by their interactions. “The Heart that […]

Jewish Press: Not A Camp, An Experience

by Rochel Levy True performers look for every opportunity they can to exercise their talents, so when summer comes around, the numerous camps and jobs targeted to the average fun-loving girl just will not do. Performers need something bigger: Kol Neshama. As Robin Garbose, the director, puts it, “Kol Neshama is not a camp, it […]