Something to Talk About with Randi Wartelsky Chizfilm Jewish Movie Reviews
August 2, 2013

Chizfilm Has “Something to Talk About”

by Jonathan Chisdes

Yesterday, Thursday, August 1, I was privileged to be interviewed on the radio. I was invited by Randi Wartelsky of the Nacham Segal Network, a Jewish web-based radio station out of New York, to appear on her show, “Something to Talk About,” along with Rama Burshtein, the director of the Israeli film “Fill the Void,” which I reviewed a few weeks ago.

In the first half of the hour-long show, Randi had a very interesting interview with Mrs. Burshtein; I was featured during the second half-hour, discussing the movie from a Jewish film critic’s point-of-view. We also discussed Jewish film in general and concluded with my recommendations of four Jewish films I think people should check out.

The entire show is now available in the “Something to Talk About with Randi Wartelsky” archives here:

Scroll down to August 1, 2013. I hope you enjoy listening to the show.

I must admit that I was a bit nervous, but I think it went extremely well and I was very pleased with the way Randi conducted the interview. I must say, however, that I was quite surprised at how fast 30 minutes can go. Before the interview, I was worried that I’d be able to fill up all that time; when it was over, I was wishing we had more time because there were so many more points I had hoped to make. Nevertheless, I was happy with how much we were able to cover and proud to introduce a new audience to important aspects of this film, as well as four of my favorites.

I would like to express my deep gratitude to Randi Wartelsky and the Nachum Segal Network. I hope someday in the future I will be invited back when another popular Jewish film gives us “Something to Talk About.”