Exclusive Launch Party & Screening of Jerusalem Syndrome

February 2, 2010
MiniBAR, 2623 E. 2nd Ave.
7:30 p.m. Doors
8 p.m. Screening

$15/$20 at the door

Tickets include Open Bar (beer & wine), Mediterranean Cuisine, Ticket Giveaways and the Colorado Premiere of Jerusalem Syndrome

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Jerusalem Syndrome

Director: Emanuel Naccache & Stephane Belaisch
2008 / Israel, France / 87 Minutes, Hebrew, French, English w/Eng. Subtitles

A sexy Israeli soldier, a moped delivery guy, an escaped French mental patient who thinks he’s a prophet, a new-age feminist, and a yeshiva student with a sacred Streimel walk into a brothel in Tel Aviv to save a Russian prostitute from her evil Georgian pimp. The getaway car: a stolen jitney taxi. The destination: a meditation festival in the desert and freedom…in South America? The problem: the pimp wants his prostitute and the French authorities want their countryman who suffers from the Jerusalem syndrome, a mental phenomenon causing prophetic delusions. The ensuing cross-country chase reveals that beneath the surface Israelis from all walks of life brought together by chance can unite for a common, if unusual, purpose. This bizarre and hilarious road movie captures the unique peculiarities of life in contemporary Israel and reminds us that sometimes the journey is more important than the destination. Colorado Premiere

Selected Awards and Festivals
Winner of the Public Award at the 9th Festival of Israeli Cinema in Paris, 2009
Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema

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