Exclusive Pre-release Sneak Preview of "DAMASCUS COVER" presented by LA Jewish Film Festival and Museum of Tolerance
Q&A with director Daniel Zelik Berk and author Howard Kaplan, moderated by David Suissa, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Jewish Journal.
Damascus Cover is a 2017 political thriller film, directed by Daniel Zelik Berk. It is based upon the 1977 best-selling novel of the same name, by Howard Kaplan. It stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Olivia Thirlby, Jürgen Prochnow, Navid Negahban (Baba Joon),Igal Naor (Homeland) and John Hurt. This was John Hurt's last role before his death, and the film is dedicated to his memory.
Synopsis: Israeli spy, Ari Ben-Zion (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), haunted by the death of his son, is recalled to Jerusalem after a failed attempt to bring a mole back to Israel alive. Unsure how many of its operatives have been exposed, the Mossad (John Hurt) assigns Ari to smuggle a chemical weapons scientist out of Syria.
While in Damascus, Aris loneliness is relieved by Kim (Olivia Thirlby), a young American photographer. Within days of his arrival his mission goes wrong and to survive Ari reaches out to a deep cover agent code named, The Angel. He soon discovers that he is a pawn in a much bigger plan that will change him forever.
Seating is limited. Advance ticket purchase recommended.
Co-sponsored by the Museum of Tolerance and Jewish Journal
Courtesy of Vertical Pictures
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