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ELECTRIC BOOGALOO: THE WILD UNTOLD STORY OF CANNON FILMS

Fri, Feb 20, 2015
at 10:30 PM (HOLLYWOOD THEATRE)
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ELECTRIC BOOGALOO: THE WILD UNTOLD STORY OF CANNON FILMS

DIRECTOR: MARK HARTLEY - AUSTRALIA

“Cousins Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus helped to create the modern Israeli film industry. . . . During the ’80s, Golan and Globus set up shop in Hollywood by purchasing The Cannon Group. Dismal titles such as The Apple quickly gained Cannon a reputation as purveyors of rotten movies. Despite the criticism, the pair . . . went on to produce a stunningly eclectic array of films, ranging from straight-up genre (Invasion USA; Death Wish 3) to more esteemed fare (King Lear; Barfly). Hartley expertly weaves together clips from Cannon’s back catalog with an impressive array of interviews with...

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EYES OF A THIEF

Sat, Feb 14, 2015
at 9 PM (World Trade Center Theater)
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Tue, Feb 17, 2015
at 8:30 PM (Cinema 21)
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EYES OF A THIEF

DIRECTOR: NAJWA NAJJAR - PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES

This taut political thriller weaves a tale of love and loss, revealing the suspicions and sacrifices lurking beneath the surface of contemporary Palestinian society. At the height of the 2002 Palestinian Uprising, Tareq, an enigmatic man bearing fresh wounds, is tended to by local nuns who help him to escape. He is soon arrested by Israeli soldiers. Ten years later, Tareq is released from prison and returns to his town, a place drastically transformed and filled with secrets, to find his daughter. As secrets are uncovered, Tareq’s hidden past is revealed, and as moral certainty is replaced by questionable...

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