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Portland Phoenix Profiles the 2018 Festival

News & PressMarch 8, 2018

Francis Flisiuk and Nick Schroeder recently profiled the 2018 Festival in their article entitled, “ Why We’re Festing the 21st Annual Maine Jewish Film Festival.” The article highlighted the context and themes of the upcoming Festival and — included Editor’s Picks, film descriptions, and showtimes.

…film has the power to build bridges across disparate experiences, highlight universalities of the human experience, and dispel uncomfortable stereotypes that Americans have of folks from other countries. By presenting the stories of racially diverse Jews, Muslims, and LGBTQ folks, the MJFF amplifies voices that are often ignored while not shying away from the complexities, conflicts, and variety of the global Jewish experience.