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Date: 3.11.18 Time: 3:00pm Venue: Bates College - Olin Arts Center

Mr. Gaga

Lewiston

Featuring breathtaking dance sequences and footage of intimate rehearsals, Mr. Gaga tells the story of Ohad Naharin, the renowned choreographer and artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company.  A genius who redefined the language of modern dance, Naharin’s  personal life is as compelling as his artistic evolution.  A visual delight, Mr. Gaga is a spirited and… Read more
Date: 3.12.18 Time: 6:00pm Venue: Nickelodeon Cinema

Oriented

Portland

 

What is life like for  a gay Palestinian millennials  living in Tel Aviv? It’s complicated. In this big hearted documentary from a straight Jewish film director, we meet  three friends who are politically active and assertive about their right to define their own identity and not at all interested in conforming to the expectations of… Read more
Date: 3.11.18 Time: 11:00am Venue: Portland Museum of Art
In the late 1970's, after thousands of years of praying and longing for Jerusalem, the first Ethiopian Jews arrived in Israel. This first-time recounting portrays their improbable journey,  physically dangerous and with their spirits constantly challenged.  Simply filmed, witnessed by their families, survivors are honest and direct telling stories of immense bravery, and of incredible… Read more
Date: 3.15.18 Time: 6:00pm Venue: Maine College of Art

House of Z

Portland

 

Fashion is more than just beautiful clothes – it’s a business.  In chronicling the meteoric rise, fall and rise of the young fashion designer Zac Posen, this documentary gives the filmgoer an insider’s view of the fashion industry.  The son of an artist and a lawyer living in SoHo, Mr. Posen first draped fabric on… Read more
Date: 3.17.18 Time: 2:00pm Venue: Maine College of Art

Sneak Preview Disability Community Program

FOCUSING ON THE DEAF COMMUNITY

Portland

 

“Raising you is like raising 3 kids,” the deaf child Elad was told by his beloved mother years before her tragic death deepened his alienation from his hearing family. A gay man, he becomes a father through shared parenting with his best friend, a deaf woman, supported by their community of deaf friends. How will… Read more
Date: 3.16.18 Time: 11:30am Venue: Portland Museum of Art
In 1984 legendary composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein gathered together a group of leading opera singers to embark on a remarkable project. Bernstein, along with Kiri Te Kanawa, Jose Carreras and others set out to record the entire score of West Side Story. This intimate film takes us on their journey while giving us a… Read more
Date: 3.11.18 Time: 1:00pm Venue: USM - Talbot Lecture Hall/Luther Bonney Hall

Uploading_Holocaust

Portland – Free Youth Program

The first documentary based entirely on curated YouTube clips. Every year, thousands of Israeli high school students make the “journey to Poland” to learn about the Holocaust.  They visit 4 concentration camps, 3 mass graves, 2 ghettos and perform 14 memorial ceremonies over 8 days. Technologically savvy, the teens record  the entire experience - from… Read more
Date: 3.18.18 Time: 1:30pm Venue: Jewish Community Alliance

Supergirl

Portland

 

Naomi Kutin seems like a typical Orthodox Jewish pre-teen, until her extraordinary weight lifting talent changes her life and that of her family. Supergirl follows Naomi’s unique coming-of-age story as she fights to hold on to her title while navigating the perils of adolescence—from strict religious obligations to cyber-bullying, and health issues. This at times… Read more
Date: 3.13.18 Time: 7:00pm Venue: Railroad Square Cinema

Oriented

Waterville

What is life like for  a gay Palestinian millennials  living in Tel Aviv? It’s complicated. In this big hearted documentary from a straight Jewish film director, we meet  three friends who are politically active and assertive about their right to define their own identity and not at all interested in conforming to the expectations of… Read more
Date: 3.17.18 Time: 6:00pm Venue: USM - Talbot Lecture Hall/Luther Bonney Hall
Known for her matchless beauty and electric screen persona, Hedy Lamarr also possessed an exceptional mind. An Austrian Jewish émigré who acted by day and drew mechanical and electronic inventions by night, Lamarr developed and patented a secret communication system to help the Allies beat the Nazis. Rare recordings, interviews, and excerpts from Lamarr's own… Read more
Date: 3.22.17 Time: 6:00pm Venue: CTN Studio Portland

White Night / A Demonstration in the White City

Special Benefit Screening – Portland

Tickets will be available at CTN Studio at 6:00 PM

In the context of fluid and evolving attitudes about refugees and immigrants, we present two stark and immediate documentaries, A White Night and Demonstration in the White City   that illuminate a population that is often hidden in the shadows. This event will start with a gathering (including Rising Tide beer, Vena's Fizz House non-alcoholic beverages, and Middle… 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

Blue Like Me + Hollow Land

Portland

TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE PMA AT 1:00 PM

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. TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR… Read more
Date: 3.25.17 Time: 12:00pm Venue: Portland Museum of Art

Doing Jewish: A Story from Ghana

Portland

Tickets will be sold at the PMA at 11:30 am.

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

Tickets will be available at the PMA at 12:30 PM

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