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Date: 3.13.19 Time: 12:00pm Venue: Nickelodeon Cinema
Immersed in the nightlife of 1943 Copenhagen, jazz guitarist Arne Itkin is unconcerned as the Danish government opts for a compliant relationship with Nazi Germany. He is initially skeptical when his terrified wife Miriam hears rumors of the round-up and deportation of Danish Jews. An overnight raid forces the couple to flee their home with… Read more
Date: 3.15.19 Time: 6:00pm Venue: Portland Museum of Art
A beautiful girl is found dead in Budapest 1936 and no one wants to investigate -- except Zsigmond Gordon, a world-weary reporter who asks unwanted questions about the seemingly unimportant murder of a young prostitute found beaten to death and dumped in a courtyard.  While supposedly covering the funeral of Fascist-leaning Hungarian prime minister Gyula… Read more
Date: 3.15.19 Time: 2:00pm Venue: Portland Museum of Art
Concerned about city planning in Maine? Meet Jane Jacobs,  one of city planning’s greatest champions. Her 1960 book,  The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners’ and architects’ reconfiguration of cities. Jacobs was also an activist,  involved in… Read more
Date: 3.15.19 Time: 8:00pm Venue: Portland Museum of Art
Echo starts out like a fairytale.  The main character, Avner, has looks, an important job, an intelligent, beautiful wife named Ella, two lovely children, and a gorgeous home on the beach.  But one day he receives a traffic ticket by mail that reveals that his perception of life is an illusion. But what is the… Read more
Date: 3.14.19 Time: 6:00pm Venue: Nickelodeon Cinema
Like the CIA, Mossad, Israel’s intelligence agency, has spawned many myths since its inception in 1949. The tales behind its top secret operations have fed the imagination of conspiracy theorists the world over. Filmmaker Duki Dror (MJFF film 2016 Partner with the Enemy) interviews former heads and agents who break their silence and talk for… Read more
Date: 3.10.19 Time: 12:30pm Venue: Jewish Community Alliance

Paddington

FREE FAMILY EVENT

The whole family will enjoy the story of Paddington, a young Peruvian bear who travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven. But Paddington will need to learn more about people, both good and bad,… Read more
Date: 3.10.19 Time: 4:00pm Venue: Eveningstar Cinema
1939 New York: Two Jewish emigres from Nazi Berlin establish the legendary Blue Note Records. Dedicated solely to American Jazz at a time when African American musicians faced discrimination in all aspects of the music industry, Blue Note discovered, produced and promoted artists including Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter and… Read more
Date: 3.16.19 Time: 6:00pm Venue: Portland Museum of Art
1939 New York: Two Jewish emigres from Nazi Berlin establish the legendary Blue Note Records. Dedicated solely to American Jazz at a time when African American musicians faced discrimination in all aspects of the music industry, Blue Note discovered, produced and promoted artists including Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter and… Read more
Date: 3.11.19 Time: 2:00pm Venue: St. Lawrence Arts
This classic,Yiddish language silent film uncovers the richness of  literary giant, Sholem Aleichem. Based on his series of stories featuring the character Menakhem Mendl, JEWISH LUCK revolves around this daydreaming entrepreneur and his doomed strike-it-rich schemes. Against the backdrop of Jewish oppression in Tsarist Russia, our protagonist pursues his dreams as his continued persistence transforms… Read more
Date: 3.15.19 Time: 11:30am Venue: Portland Museum of Art
This is not a film about the musical tradition, but a gripping drama with an unusual perspective.  When a group of foraging villagers discover a wounded Jew unconscious in the woods in Nazi occupied Poland, they must grapple with the moral consequences of their choices. A hauntingly diverse score, stunning cinematography and skilled acting create an… Read more
Date: 3.13.19 Time: 11:30am Venue: Portland Museum of Art
Romance finds us in the strangest places.  When Ella’s best friend Tami dies suddenly in an elevator accident, the only thing she can think of doing is completing the trek they had been planning to take together in Tami’s memory. Much to the consternation of her daughter Michal, she ignore the usual Jewish forms of… Read more
Date: 3.17.19 Time: 1:00pm Venue: Jewish Community Alliance

On the Map

Free Youth Program

Before the “Miracle on Ice” in 1980, came an equally suspenseful and exciting sports rivalry when Israel and the Soviets met at the European World Championship in 1977. With the backdrop of  the 1972 Munich massacre and the Yom Kippur War, the story of the Israeli basketball team gripped the young nation. Interviews by Bill… Read more
Date: 3.12.19 Time: 3:00pm Venue: Nickelodeon Cinema
The sounds of moody Jewish rock and exuberant Jewish wedding music set the scene for the drama Redemption, which focuses on a former rock and roll star who has found religion. Menahem, a former frontman who is now observant, desperately needs money for his daughter’s medical treatments. His only option is to get the band… Read more
Date: 3.14.19 Time: 6:00pm Venue: Portland Museum of Art
Racism, Blues music and the power to make a difference drive this intimate, poignant and unlikely documentary. In 1986, harmonica player Adam Gussow asked if he could jam with one man band Sterling “Mr. Satan” McGee and an unforgettable collaboration began between the Jewish musician and Harlem legend, who once played with James Brown and… Read more
Date: 3.11.19 Time: 6:00pm Venue: Nickelodeon Cinema
Who knew?  Shalom Bollywood tells the tale of the nice Jewish girls who became icons of Indian cinema from the early 20th century to the present.  Gorgeous and highly talented, these Jewish stars pushed the boundaries to make Bollywood what it is today. In doing so, they created many Bollywood firsts:  the first dance, the… Read more
Date: 3.16.19 Time: 3:00pm Venue: Portland Museum of Art
Award-winning director Iris Zaki enters the heart of Tekoa, an Israeli settlement in the West-Bank, sets up a table in front of the cafe and and hopes to talk to the locals about their lives. Though fearful at first of the left-wing invader, settlers from various backgrounds gradually open up to her. Their honest, surprising… Read more