Wednesdays, 8pm in the CJL TV Lounge (downstairs); free popcorn!
February 2 - A Life Apart: Hasidim in America
This documentary traces the origins of the American Hasidic community and provides a fascinating look at how the community operates in the present day.
February 16 - Jesus Camp
This incredible Oscar-nominated documentary follows the experience of several young Evangelical Christians at a religious summer camp dedicated to teaching children fundamentalist Christian values so that they may become an “Evangelical army of tomorrow”.
March 2 - Trembling Before God
Discussion to follow, co-sponsored by the LGBT Center
This documentary looks at how homosexuality fits into Orthodox Judaism. Several individuals present their stories and the choices they made to deal with being a Jewish homosexual, along with the consequences of those choices.
March 23 - Paradise Now
This film shows the story of two young Palestinian men chosen for a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv and the difficulties and self-doubt they face in attempting to carry out their mission.
April 6 - Arranged
Discussion to follow
This film tells the story of an unlikely friendship between two young teachers, one an Orthodox Jew and the other a devout Muslim, who bond over their shared journey in finding a compatible life mate through the system of arranged marriage.
April 20 - Prince of Egypt (screening at 8:30pm)
A fantastic animated retelling of the Passover story.
April 27 - Forgiving Dr. Mengele
Discussion to follow, hosted by the Jewish Life Council on the topic: What does it mean to forgive?
This thought-provoking documentary follows the life of Eva Kors, who survived experimentation at the hands of Nazi doctor Joseph Mengele during her stay at Auschwitz as a child, as she attempts to come to terms with her Holocaust experience through forgiveness.