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Reel Encounters 2017-18

Past Sessions
Saturday, March 3, 2018 • 16 Adar 5778 - 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM - CRO Social Hall
Saturday, February 10, 2018 • 25 Shevat 5778 - 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM - CRO Social Hall
Saturday, January 6, 2018 • 19 Tevet 5778 - 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM - CRO Social Hall
Saturday, December 9, 2017 • 21 Kislev 5778 - 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM - CRO Social Hall
Saturday, November 4, 2017 • 15 Cheshvan 5778 - 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM - CRO Social Hall

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“Reel Encounters”

A rare opportunity to watch and discuss challenging films in an open setting. 

November 4 @ 8PM “La vérité si je mens!” (1997)

The sentimental and comedic adventures of Eddie, a non-Jew trying to pass as Jewish as he works in a Sephardic community in France. (100 minutes; French with English subtitles)

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 December 9 @ 8PM “The Other Son” (2012)

Two young men, one Israeli and one Palestinian, discover they were accidentally switched at birth. (105 minutes; French, Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles)

January 6 @ 8PM “Hineini: Coming Out in a Jewish High School” (2005)

The story of one student's courageous fight to establish a gay-straight alliance at a Jewish high school in the Boston area and of a community’s struggle with what pluralism and diversity mean in a Jewish context. (60 minutes; English)

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February 10 @ 8PM “Forever Pure” (2016)

Midway through the 2012-13 season a secret deal by the owner of Beitar Yerushalayim, Russian-Israeli oligarch Arcadi Gaydamak, brought two Muslim players from Chechnya onto the team. A powerful group of Beitar fans began a campaign against the two Muslim players, the team’s management, and any player who supported them, creating a national scandal that sent the team spiraling out of control. (85 minutes; Hebrew with English subtitles)

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March 3 @ 8PM “The Women's Balcony” (2016)

New York Times & Los Angeles Times CRITICS PICK!                       Israeli's #1 Film of the Year

When the women’s balcony in an Orthodox synagogue collapses, leaving the rabbi’s wife in a coma and the rabbi in shock, the congregation falls into crisis. Charismatic young Rabbi David appears to be a savior after the accident, but slowly starts pushing his fundamentalist ways and tries to take control.

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This is an adults-only event, so you can leave the kids at home.

Feel free to bring a bottle of (mevushal) wine to share. The cheese and crackers are on us!

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