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  • Cinemark Palace 20 32000 Airport Road Boca Raton, FL, 33431 United States (map)

Directors: Sam Blair; Joseph Martin; UK, Hungary; 2016, 97 min;Hungarian w. subtitles

Extreme in his anti-Semitic beliefs and denial of the Holocaust, Csanád Szegedi rose to a leading position in Hungary’s far-right Jobbik Party and became a member of the European Parliament. At the height of his political career, documentation surfaced showing that Szegedi’s maternal grandparents were Jewish. This caused his party to eject him. In a stunning about-face, Szegedi chose to explore his family’s Jewish roots and study Judaism by enlisting the help of an empathic rabbi who believes that everyone born Jewish deserves a chance to practice their religion. While carefully nonjudgmental, this fascinating film raises tough questions: Regret or repentance? A true convert or charlatan?  “A superb piece of non­fiction filmmaking, telling a story of import with grace and intelligence.” Jewish Week

Film Partners: Janet & Phil Dresden, Cobb

Screenings: Cinemark 1/23-4pm, Cobb 1/31-1pm and Frank 2/9-11am

Earlier Event: January 23
Later Event: January 23