‘Jerusalem’ documentary shows rare views inside city

Musicians lead a Bar Mitzvah boy toward the Western Wall in “Jerusalem.”
Musicians lead a Bar Mitzvah boy toward the Western Wall in “Jerusalem.”George Duffield

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Jerusalem

At the crossroads and flashpoint of three major religions -- Christianity, Judaism, and Islam -- Jerusalem is the most contested piece of real estate on earth. This IMAX spectacular largely does what it’s supposed to fascinate, educate, and visually wow the audience, in 45 minutes or less.

Three young women, each a representative of the city’s three major religions, tour us through her separate quarter. We get spectacular footage of sneak-peeks inside holy sites like the Dome of the Rock and during religious ceremonies. But where are the military checkpoints? That quarter of “Jerusalem” feels whitewashed.

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