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The Green Prince

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November 20-23
Thursday/Saturday, 9:15-11 pm
Friday/Sunday, 7-9 pm
(Germany/Israel/UK 2014, 101 min.) STC
In Hebrew and English

Based on Mosab Hassan Yousef’s bestselling memoir Son of Hamas, set against the chaotic backdrop of recent events in the Middle East, Nadav Schirman’s extraordinary documentary recounts the true story of the son of Hamas leader who emerged as one of Israel’s prized informants, and the Shin Bet agent who risked his career to protect him. A a defiant teenager growing up in Palestine, Mosab Hassan Yousef’s fervor against Israel was unquestionable, ultimately landing him in prison. Shaken by Hamas’s brutality within the prison and a growing disgust for their methods, he had an unexpected change of heart and began to see Hamas as more of a problem than a solution. Recruited by the Shin Bet (Israel’s internal security agency), he risked exposure and certain death while grappling with the perception that he had betrayed his own family and people.

The Congress

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November 20-23
Thursday/Saturday, 7-9 pm
Friday/Sunday, 9-11 pm
(Israel/Germany/Poland 2013, 120 min.) STC

Based on the novel “The Futurological Congress” by Stanislaw Lem. Robin Wright, Playing the role of herself, gets an offer from a major studio to sell her cinematic identity: she’ll be numerically scanned and sampled so that her alias can be used with no restrictions in all kinds of Hollywood films – even the most commercial ones that she previously refused. In exchange she receives loads of money, but more importantly, the studio agrees to keep her digitized character forever young – for all eternity – in all of their films. The contract is valid for 20 years. The Congress follows Robin as she makes her comeback after the contract expires, straight into the world of future fantasy cinema.

Silver Linings Playbook

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November 19
Wednesday, 7:00 pm
(2012, 117 min.) 14A

Bradley Cooper is Pat, a bipolar man from Philadelphia who has spent the last eight months in a mental hospital. He was ordered there after a violent incident involving his wife and another man. Pat moves in with his father (Robert De Niro), a lifelong Eagles fan who has low-level OCD issues. Pat wants to get back together with his wife, even though there is a restraining order keeping him from contacting her. He soon befriends Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a depressed young woman who’s mourning the death of her husband by engaging in compulsive sex with almost everyone she meets; she also knows his wife and offers to deliver a letter of his to her if he acts as her partner in a local dance competition.