The trailer for “The Green Prince,” screening at Congregation B’nai Israel later this month with a kosher lunch.
It’s preceded by “a delicious, kosher Israeli lunch,” according to a press release — and it’s followed by a discussion of the substantial issues raised within its 101-minute running time. It’s the feature-length documentary The Green Prince, and it’s coming to the greater Green for a single screening hosted at Congregation B’nai Israel in Rumson.
An Audience Award winner at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, the film by Jerusalem-born director Nadav Schirman has been likened to the stuff of the most suspenseful psychological thrillers — even though it’s a fact-based project drawn from Mosab Hassan Yousef’s international best-selling memoir Son of Hamas.
Through interviews and archival visuals, The Green Prince “recounts the true story of the son of a Hamas leader who emerged as one of Israel’s prized informants, and the Shin Bet agent who risked his career to protect him.”
It’s another acclaimed venture from the filmmaker whose In the Dark Room sketched a portrait of the wife of international terrorist Carlos the Jackal — and whose debut doc The Champagne Spy related the story of Israeli master of Cold War espionage Wolfgang Lotz.
The film screens at CBI’s Youth Lounge on Thursday, January 29 in a matinee “Lunch and a Movie” event that begins at 11:30 a.m.; reservations are recommended and may be made here. Admission is $15 for CBI members and $20 for non-members.