Cork Cine Club presents THE GATEKEEPERS, Thu 24 Oct

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Cork Cine Club presents THE GATEKEEPERS, Thu 24 Oct

Cork Cine Club Presents
THE GATEKEEPERS
Oscar Nominated Documentary
Thu 24 October in St. John’s Central College

THE_GATEKEEPERS

“riveting from beginning to end” – Los Angeles Times

Cork Cine Club presents The Gatekeepers (Israel 2012), an Oscar nominee for Best Documentary , in St. John’s Central College, Sawmill Street, Cork City on Thursday 24 October at 8pm.

In an unprecedented series of interviews, six former heads of Shin Bet, the Israel Security Agency, speak about Israel’s war on Palestinian resistance. They candidly discuss their decisions, rationalisations and regrets, and reflect publicly on their actions. What these tough-minded men have to say is stunning and edifying in equal measure.

Hard questions are raised in this documentary that the Los Angeles Times calls “riveting from beginning to end”. What constitutes acceptable “collateral damage”? What is the virtue of a “proportional” response?

“It is hard to imagine a movie about the Middle East that could be more timely, more painfully urgent, more challenging to conventional wisdom on all sides of the conflict… If you need reassurance or grounds for optimism about the Middle East, you will not find it here. What you will find is rare, welcome and almost unbearable clarity.” – New York Times

Director: Dror Moreh. Israel, 2012. 95 minutes. Cert: Club. Language: Hebrew

Other films in Season Nine are Kuma (Second Wife – Austria 2012) on 7 November; White Elephant (Elefante Blanco – Argentina, 2012) on Thursday 14 November; Jiro Dreams Of Sushi (Documentary – Japan, 2012) on Thursday 21 November; and Come As You Are (Hasta La Vista – Belgium, 2011) on Thursday 28 November.

Cine Club membership is included in the ticket price of €8.50/€7. Tickets are sold at the door. Trailers and reviews can be found on www.corkcineclub.com, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. Tickets are sold at the door. Foreign language films are subtitled.
Cork Cine Club is a volunteer-run organisation whose mission is to give local audiences the chance to see a range of world cinema not usually available on commercial cinema screens. Since its founding in 2010, the Cine Club has offered more than 80 of the best in independent films to Cork cinephiles.

Cork Cine Club is supported by access>CINEMA, a resource organization for regional cultural cinema, and by The Arts Council of Ireland.

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