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Date: 2.23.17 Time: 2:00pm Venue: The Public Theater

An American Tail

Free Family Movie – Lewiston

Join us for  a free screening of the animated classic, "An American Tail"! An American Tail is fun for the whole family! In this animated classic, a young Russian mouse named Fievel emigrates to America, gets separated from his family and must find them, learning some valuable survival lessons along the way. You will laugh at Fievel’s… Read more
Date: 3.19.17 Time: 4:00pm Venue: Eveningstar Cinema

Moos

Brunswick

Endearing, smart and relatable, Moos is a romantic comedy that keeps you smiling from the opening scene to the closing credits. Uncomfortably unmarried and without a clear career path, the film follows 20-something Moos as she attempts to pursue her dream of getting into Amsterdam’s famed acting academy. Will she make it, or will lies,… Read more
Date: 3.15.17 Time: 7:00pm Venue: CTN Studio Portland

Bogdan’s Journey

PREVIEW EVENT – Portland

Bogdan Bialek’s story is a remarkable one – and has much to teach us about how to bridge seemingly impassable divides. In our day, a rising tide of polarization serves to demonize and stigmatize the “Other”, often to simply advance self-interest.  Yet, Bogdan succeeded in helping the children and grandchildren of the per­petrators and victims  of… Read more
Date: 3.22.17 Time: 6:00pm Venue: Nickelodeon Cinema

Shorts Program

Portland

"A Little Bit of This…A Little Bit of That"…2017 Short Film Program Animation and a unique family vacation, a single mother with a shocking profession, a 3rd generation seltzer man, an Orthodox women’s rock band and so much more; these nine thematically and technically diverse short films are sometimes gut wrenching, often heartwarming and always eye… Read more
Date: 3.21.17 Time: 7:00pm Venue: CTN Studio Portland
Pur Rare home movies from Soviet Dissidents now in Israel recall the time,when they subversively used the Purim story to educate and inspire Soviet Jewish youth on forbidden Jewish culture. This documentary short film makes the most of grainy old videos to show the artists' courage and imagination in using theater as political resistance. More information.… Read more
Date: 3.21.17 Time: 1:00pm Venue: Nickelodeon Cinema
Joes' Violin A 91-year-old Holocaust survivor donates his violin  to an instrument drive, changing the life of a 12-year-old schoolgirl from the Bronx and unexpectedly, his own. Director/Producer Kahane Cooperman was co-executive producer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. This beautiful film has been nominated for a 2017 Oscar: Best Documentary Short. More information.  … Read more
Date: 3.20.17 Time: 7:00pm Venue: CTN Studio Portland
Joes' Violin A 91-year-old Holocaust survivor donates his violin  to an instrument drive, changing the life of a 12-year-old schoolgirl from the Bronx and unexpectedly, his own. Director/Producer Kahane Cooperman was co-executive producer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. This beautiful film has been nominated for a 2017 Oscar: Best Documentary Short. More information.  … Read more
Date: 3.19.17 Time: 3:00pm Venue: Nickelodeon Cinema
In this program we present two films, Bamidbar and Made Like A Gun, that focus on Israeli veterans coping with post traumatic stress. Often hidden behind stoic veneers, both of these films expose the emotional and moral consequences of combat. Following the films a panel of veterans' affairs experts will lead us in a discussion focused on… Read more
Date: 3.25.17 Time: 6:30pm Venue: Portland Museum of Art

Peter the Third

Film + Reception – Portland

With joyous honesty, transcending age, this comedy reveals a fascinating cross-section of Israeli culture.  Peter is a customer of Alona in a Tel Aviv  café and both are romantically and professionally dissatisfied. Peter, 65, an actor and widower, plots with his cadre of aging Romanian cynics, to start a new political party with the single… Read more
Date: 3.24.17 Time: 6:00pm Venue: Portland Museum of Art

Moos

Portland

Endearing, smart and relatable, Moos is a romantic comedy that keeps you smiling from the opening scene to the closing credits. Uncomfortably unmarried and without a clear career path, the film follows 20-something Moos as she attempts to pursue her dream of getting into Amsterdam’s famed acting academy. Will she make it, or will lies,… Read more
Date: 3.23.17 Time: 6:00pm Venue: CTN Studio Portland
Saar is a 40 year-old Israeli Jew living in London.He grew up on an Orthodox kibbutz in Israel and became an IDF paratrooper.   After coming out to his family he moved away, using geographic distance to ensure emotional safety.. When, years later, Saar learns that he is HIV positive, he is driven to reconnect… Read more
Date: 3.23.17 Time: 6:00pm Venue: Nickelodeon Cinema
You may never have heard of Bert Berns, but you've definitely heard his music. He was the writer and producer behind hits such as, Piece of My Heart, Hang on Sloopy and Twist and Shout all while launching the careers of Van Morrison and Neil Diamond. Interviews with Paul McCartney, Van Morrison, Ben E. King… Read more
Date: 3.23.17 Time: 3:00pm Venue: Nickelodeon Cinema
July 4, 1946: Polish soldiers, policemen and civilians massacre dozens of Jews returned from the Holocaust to the city of Kielce. The 70's:  Bogdan Bialek, Polish Catholic psychologist and teacher, begins a mission to persuade its citizens to confront their community's suppressed history of anti-Semitism and its murderous consequences. From devastating archival footage and survivors'… Read more
Date: 3.23.17 Time: 1:00pm Venue: Portland Museum of Art

Harold & Lillian

Portland

From executive producer Danny DeVito comes the love story of two of Hollywood’s greatest unsung heroes - Harold and Lillian Michelson. Although their work as storyboard artist and film researcher was nearly always uncredited, their iconic six-decade careers were responsible for the production design of many Hollywood hits including The Birds, The Graduate, The Ten… Read more
Date: 3.19.17 Time: 11:00am Venue: Eveningstar Cinema

A Grain of Truth

Brunswick

This well crafted detective thriller effectively builds suspense using anti-Semitism and its centuries-old myth of blood libel:  Jews murdering Christians to use their blood for religious rituals. Once the star of the Warsaw prosecutor’s office, Teodor Szacki  (Polish Academy Award-winner Robert Więckiewicz) explores a series of ritual killings in Sandomierz, a small town in southeastern… Read more
Date: 3.22.17 Time: 1:30pm Venue: Nickelodeon Cinema
Women fight for their rights in unexpected ways in this warm and funny film. When the women’s balcony in an Orthodox synagogue collapses, leaving the rabbi’s wife in a coma and the rabbi in shock, the congregation falls into crisis. Then young rabbi David arrives and they think they’ve found a savior. But when he… Read more