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Sneak Preview of Spy Thriller ‘The Green Prince’ at Mandell JCC

Mosab Hassan Yousef and Gonen Ben Yitzhak in THE GREEN PRINCE. Courtesy of Music Box Films

The Sundance Award Winning Film Based on ‘Son Of Hamas’ Memoir will have a sneak preview showing at the Mandell JCC in West Hartford.

Submitted by Harriet Dobin, Mandell JCC

Mosab Hassan Yousef and Gonen Ben Yitzhak in THE GREEN PRINCE. Courtesy of Music Box Films

Mosab Hassan Yousef and Gonen Ben Yitzhak in THE GREEN PRINCE. Courtesy of Music Box Films

Nadav Schirman’sThe Green Prince, a gripping true-life spy story of terror, betrayal and an unlikely friendship between an Israeli Mossad agent and the son of a Hamas founder, will make its Hartford pre-release screening premiere on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 at 7 p.m. The screening, which will be held at the Herbert Gilman Theater, Mandell JCC, Zachs Campus, 335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117 is free and open to the public, however tickets are required.

A panel discussion follows the screening, which is co-sponsored by the Mandell JCC’s Hartford Jewish Film Festival, the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford Jewish Community Relations Committee and Music Box Films. Free reserved tickets on a first-come, first-served basis are now available from the Mandell JCC Box Office by phone 860-231-6316, email [email protected] and in person at the JCC’s Member Services Center.

An unflinching documentary, The Green Prince (USA, 2014, 95 minutes, English; Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles) is the captivating and emotional story of Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of a Hamas leader, who became a prized Israeli spy and Gonen Ben Yitzchak, the Israeli Mossad agent who risked his career to protect him. Based on Yousef’s bestselling memoir Son of Hamas, the film strikes a raw nerve with current events taking place in the Middle East.

In the style of a tense psychological thriller,The Green Princeexposes a complex world of intrigue, undercover spies and impossible choices through exclusive firsthand testimony, dramatic action sequences, and rare archival footage. Indiewire praised the film as “A crowd-pleaser. Beautifully humanistic. Extraordinarily satisfying.” The film premiered at the January 2014 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award for World Documentary.

For more information visit the film’s website www.musicboxfilms.com or contact Harriet J. Dobin, Mandell JCC Hartford Jewish Film Festival Director, 860-231-6350, [email protected]. For directions to the Mandell JCC, visit www.mandelljcc.org or call 860-236-4571.

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