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July 2021

They Ain’t Ready For Me

July 31 @ 11:00 pm - August 3 @ 8:00 pm

(2020, Documentary, English, 89 min)   Tamar Manasseh, a Black rabbinical student, leads the fight against gun violence on the south side of Chicago. Tamar's identity and personality combine to make her a force to be reckoned with.  Ticket Information

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August 2021

Holy Silence

August 3 @ 8:00 pm - August 6 @ 6:00 pm

 (2020, Documentary, English w/ Italian subtitles, 72 min) As WWII looms, Pope Pius XI calls on a humble American priest to help him challenge the evils of Nazism and anti-Semitism. Death intervenes, leading Pope Pius XII to a very different response.  Ticket Information

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Maverick Modigliani

August 7 @ 11:00 pm - August 9 @ 8:00 pm

(2020, Documentary, Italian w/ subtitles, 90 min)   The film marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Amedeo Modigliani, the famous Italian Jewish sculptor and painter who lived a short, tumultuous, Bohemian life.  His life and work are narrated from an original point of view, that of his young common-law wife, Jeanne Heubuterne.  Ticket Information

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Crossings (not to be confused with The Crossing)

August 10 @ 8:00 pm - August 13 @ 6:00 pm

(2020, Documentary, Hebrew w/ subtitles, 88 min) *This is not to be confused with the film The Crossing.   For the first time in their lives, Israeli soldiers serving as security examiners at the checkpoints surrounding Jerusalem are exposed to the ongoing Israeli/Palestinian conflict through the checkpoint routine, which dictates a painful reality and fate for both sides.  Ticket Information

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Here We Are

August 14 @ 11:00 pm - August 17 @ 8:00 pm

(2021, Drama, Hebrew w/ subtitles, 94 min)   Aharon has devoted his life to raising his son Uri. They live together in a gentle routine away from the real world. But Uri is autistic, and now as a young adult it might be time for him to live in a specialized home. While on their way to the institution, Aharon decides to run away with his son and hits the road knowing that Uri is not ready for this separation.…

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Soul Exodus

August 21 @ 11:00 pm - August 24 @ 8:00 pm

1h 35min | Documentary | 2016 (Hungary) | English, Yiddish, Romanian language with subtitles In search of their identities, five klezmer musicians trace their ethnic roots and explore their beliefs.    Ticket Information

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