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Holy Rollers

Time: June 2, 2010 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Location: address provided following RSVP
Event Type: film
Organized By: KFAR Jewish Arts Center
Latest Activity: Jun 2, 2010

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Event Description

Join KFAR for this special free preview screening! To receive a guest pass, you must rsvp to the event on this website (http://www.kfarcenter.org).

Holy Rollers is inspired by actual events in the late nineties when Hasidic Jews were recruited as mules to smuggle ecstasy from Europe into the United States. Sam Gold (Jesse Eisenberg), a young Hasid from an Orthodox Brooklyn community reluctantly follows the path his family has chosen for him, awaiting a pending arranged marriage and studying to become a Rabbi. A charming neighbor, Yosef Zimmerman (Justin Bartha), senses Sam’s resistance and propositions him to transport ‘medicine’ for Jackie (Danny A. Abeckaser), an Israeli dealer, and his girlfriend, Rachel (Ari Graynor).
Sam quickly demonstrates his business skill to his bosses, who instantly take Sam under their wing. Now exposed to the exciting and gritty worlds of Manhattan and Amsterdam nightlife, Sam begins to spiral deeper into their detrimental lifestyle, experimenting with ecstasy and then falling for Rachel. As the business grows, Sam’s double life begins to rip his family apart and the community becomes suspicious of his illegal activities. Sam slowly comes to realize the façade behind the easy money and parties. Caught between life as a smuggler and the path back to God, Sam goes on the run, forced to make a fatal decision that could bring the entire operation crashing down.

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Comment by KFAR Jewish Arts Center on June 1, 2010 at 4:33pm
Right click on the image, click 'view image' then control P.
Comment by greg bauer on June 1, 2010 at 4:18pm
how do you print?
Comment by KFAR Jewish Arts Center on June 1, 2010 at 3:50pm

Comment by KFAR Jewish Arts Center on May 31, 2010 at 1:38pm
Guest passes are +1, and they will be sent out in the next 24 hours.
Comment by ADRIENNE KAHN on May 31, 2010 at 6:39am
Comment by David J. Fowlie on May 25, 2010 at 8:34am
this is great! Looking forward to it. Can I bring a friend?
Comment by ADRIENNE KAHN on May 24, 2010 at 10:27pm
Comment by Joe Canales on May 24, 2010 at 3:11pm
Thank you for the pass. They will be used by myself and a guest
Comment by Brian Null on May 24, 2010 at 2:51pm
Would love to bring a guest. Thank you in advance for the pass.
Comment by max olevsky on May 21, 2010 at 3:02pm
rsvp rsvp

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