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Date: 3.22.17 Time: 6:00pm Venue: CTN Studio Portland

White Night / A Demonstration in the White City

Special Benefit Screening – Portland

In the context of fluid and evolving attitudes about refugees and immigrants, we present two stark and immediate documentaries, A Demonstration in a the White City and White Night, that illuminate a population that is often hidden in the shadows. A portion of ticket sales for this special event in Portland will benefit In Her Presence, a… Read more
Date: 3.19.17 Time: 12:00pm Venue: Railroad Square Cinema
In the context of fluid and evolving attitudes about refugees and immigrants, we present two stark and immediate documentaries, A Demonstration in a the White City and White Night, that illuminate a population that is often hidden in the shadows. White Night Documentary / Dir: Irit Gal / 2012 Israel / Arabic, Hebrew w/English subtitles /… Read more
Date: 3.19.17 Time: 1:30pm Venue: Portland Museum of Art
Filmmaker Hal Rifkin captures the transfixing artwork of Siona Benjamin in the film Blue Like Me. Born in Mumbai to a Jewish family, Benjamin's boundary-crossing work synthesizes her Jewish roots with Hindu, Catholic, Muslim and Zoroastrian iconography of India. This event also features the beautiful award-winning animated short film, Hollow Land. Following the films, Ms. Benjamin… Read more
Date: 3.25.17 Time: 12:00pm Venue: Portland Museum of Art
Is there a difference between "being Jewish" and "doing Jewish?"  Part of our "Welcoming the "Other" Film Series," this film follows a young Canadian Jewish filmmaker as she attempts to find out in a remote Black African Jewish community in Ghana.  How did Jewish customs and rituals find their way to Ghana?  How have they survived… Read more
Date: 3.24.17 Time: 1:00pm Venue: Portland Museum of Art

Raise the Roof

Portland

Amid a rising tide of antisemitism across much of Europe comes an extraordinary story of resurrection and renewal. During WWII the Nazis destroyed a forest of wooden synagogues - considered to be among the most remarkable wooden structures ever built. This documentary follows a team of over 300 artisans and students under the leadership of… Read more
Date: 3.24.17 Time: 6:30pm Venue: CTN Studio Portland

The Last Laugh

Portland

Can the Holocaust be funny? Are jokes about Nazis and genocide in poor taste or a people’s way of coping with tragedy? When is “too soon” too soon? Filmmaker Ferne Pearlstein explores this question through interviews and excerpts from comedians like Mel Brooks, Rob Reiner, Sarah Silverman, Judy Gold, Chris Rock, and Joan Rivers, as… Read more
Date: 3.21.17 Time: 6:00pm Venue: Nickelodeon Cinema

Bar Bahar

Portland

The film Bar Bahar follows three young Palestinian women sharing a flat in Tel Aviv while trying to navigate “in between” traditional and modern culture. Following the film, attorney Cathy Lee and activist Zainah Anwar, this year’s speaker for Justice for Women Lecture Series, will discuss the challenges modern women face today. Read more about Bar Bahar… Read more
Date: 3.20.17 Time: 6:00pm Venue: Nickelodeon Cinema

Freedom to Marry

Portland

Within the context of the incoming Trump administration and its potential impact on the make-up of the Supreme Court, we present an open and engaging discussion about the evolution of marriage equality. Even though you know how the story ends, the film Freedom to Marry is a surprisingly suspenseful look at the struggle for marriage equality. This “war… Read more
Date: 3.18.17 Time: 7:30pm Venue: Railroad Square Cinema

The Last Laugh

Waterville

Can the Holocaust be funny? Are jokes about Nazis and genocide in poor taste or a people’s way of coping with tragedy? When is “too soon” too soon? Filmmaker Ferne Pearlstein explores this question through interviews and excerpts from comedians like Mel Brooks, Rob Reiner, Sarah Silverman, Judy Gold, Chris Rock, and Joan Rivers, as… Read more
Date: 3.19.17 Time: 1:30pm Venue: Bates College - Olin Arts Center

Raise the Roof

Lewiston

Amid a rising tide of antisemitism across much of Europe comes an extraordinary story of resurrection and renewal. During WWII the Nazis destroyed a forest of wooden synagogues - considered to be among the most remarkable wooden structures ever built. This documentary follows a team of over 300 artisans and students under the leadership of… Read more