For the third year in a row, The Jewish Federation of Springfield, alongside a handful of community supporters, presents its annual film series. The series kicks off on Thursday, June 2, with a showing of The Green Prince documentary. The German film with American subtitles recounts the story of Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of a founder of the Palestinian organization known as Hamas, and how he became an informant for the Israeli secret service. The film, directed by Nadav Schirman and initially released in 2014, has received a handful of accolades and awards from all over the world, including the coveted “Best Documentary” award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The Third Annual Jewish Film Series will host a different film each Thursday from June 2 through June 23 at the handicapped-accessible Capital City Bar & Grill. Each film will begin at 7 p.m. Other featured titles include a comedy-drama titled Dough on June 9, the documentary Above and Beyond on June 16 and the drama Run Boy Run on June 23. For more information about the Third Annual Jewish Film Series and the Jewish Federation of Springfield, contact program director Linda Morrison at 787-7223 x 11.
Third Annual Jewish Film Series
Thursday, June 2, 7pm
Capital City Bar & Grill
3149 S. Dirksen Pkwy
$7 per film ($5 with student ID)
or $25 series pass