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Date: 3.13.19 Time: 6:00pm Venue: Portland Museum of Art

Seeing Allred

FREE SCREENING

Gloria Allred, the woman who took on Donald Trump in 2012 and won, doesn’t care if you don’t understand her. But she does care deeply about giving a voice to those who might otherwise not get a public hearing. Her stands on gay and reproductive rights and equal pay legislation seem prescient today. This energetic… Read more
Date: 3.16.19 Time: 5:30pm Venue: Strand Theater
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: 3.13.19 Time: 3:30pm Venue: Nickelodeon Cinema
After leaving 12 years prior to become a filmmaker (much to his father’s dismay), Jordan Melamed returns to the most violent of all financial arenas, the Chicago trading pits.  He arrives just as the world built by his father, legendary trader Leo Melamed, is threatened with extinction by computer trading. As we are drawn into… Read more
Date: 3.14.19 Time: 2:00pm Venue: Portland Museum of Art

Shoelaces

Free Screening Made Possible by the Cromwell Center For Disabilities Awareness

Reuben already has a complicated relationship with Gadi, his special needs son he abandoned in childhood. When Gadi, 35 loses his mother Reuben becomes’ Gadi’s legal guardian. Then Reuben needs a kidney transplant and Gadi wants to be the donor and things get really complicated. Directed by the father of a special needs child, Nevo… Read more
Date: 3.14.19 Time: 2:00pm Venue: Nickelodeon Cinema
Looking for  animation, documentaries, drama, and comedy all in one program?  Each year a group of MJFF volunteers watches countless shorts and picks the best to create a program that truly fulfills the Festival’s mission to “enrich, educate, and entertain.”   We hope you enjoy this year’s eclectic selection: 212 -- Life and death as seen… Read more
Date: 3.13.19 Time: 2:00pm Venue: Portland Museum of Art
Wilfrid Israel’s remarkable story has been nearly lost to history. Before the onset of WWII, Israel owned Berlin’s largest department store and was reportedly one of Europe’s richest Jews. During the war, he helped save tens of thousands and played a key role in the Kindertransport program. Despite his prominent social status and assumed heroism,… Read more
Date: 3.9.19 Time: 11:00am Venue: Eveningstar Cinema
At 88, Abraham Bursztein is seeing his place in the world rapidly disappear.  His daughters have sold his Buenos Aires residence, set him up to move to a retirement home and simultaneously patronize him and smother him. But Abraham, who survived the Holocaust and made a successful life in a foreign land, isn’t about to… Read more
Date: 3.11.19 Time: 4:00pm Venue: Nickelodeon Cinema
At 88, Abraham Bursztein is seeing his place in the world rapidly disappear.  His daughters have sold his Buenos Aires residence, set him up to move to a retirement home and simultaneously patronize him and smother him. But Abraham, who survived the Holocaust and made a successful life in a foreign land, isn’t about to… Read more
Date: 3.13.19 Time: 6:00pm Venue: Nickelodeon Cinema
The year is 1983 and Yaakov Cohen, the owner of a Jerusalem printing press, is tired of being pushed around. It seems that he was born on the wrong side, with the wrong family name and in a moment's decision he decides to establish a Sephardic-ultra-Orthodox list that will run for positions in the Jerusalem… Read more
Date: 3.10.19 Time: 11:00am Venue: Eveningstar Cinema
In 1986 when Austrian activists were protesting against Kurt Waldheim, filmmaker Ruth Beckermann was both protester and reporter, capturing confrontations between activists and Waldheim supporters. 30 years later, Beckermann uses her footage, as well as contemporaneous news archives, to chronicle Waldheim’s run for the Presidency of Austria amidst allegations of involvement in Nazi atrocities during… Read more
Date: 3.10.19 Time: 1:30pm Venue: Nickelodeon Cinema
Over one winter’s day in Nazareth, father Abu and son, Shadi ( real-life father and son actors Mohammed and Saleh Bakri) visit friends and family to deliver invitations for the wedding of Abu’s daughter. Along the way,  they reminisce, bicker and laugh together revealing tensions both political and familial. A richly cinematic sense of place,… Read more
Date: 3.11.19 Time: 12:00pm Venue: Nickelodeon Cinema
In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders chose to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, they vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists, but with… Read more
Date: 3.16.19 Time: 7:00pm Venue: Bangor Mall Cinemas
At 88, Abraham Bursztein is seeing his place in the world rapidly disappear.  His daughters have sold his Buenos Aires residence, set him up to move to a retirement home and simultaneously patronize him and smother him. But Abraham, who survived the Holocaust and made a successful life in a foreign land, isn’t about to… Read more
Date: 3.9.19 Time: 7:30pm Venue: Railroad Square Cinema
The late-middle aged son of a Nazi officer embarks on a road trip with his translator, an older Jewish Slovakian man who believes the officer murdered his family. Oscillating between comedy and tragedy,  the film focuses on two old men weighed down by the unresolved conflicts that have plagued their lives and who are now… Read more
Date: 3.12.19 Time: 7:00pm Venue: Railroad Square Cinema
Over one winter’s day in Nazareth, father Abu and son, Shadi ( real-life father and son actors Mohammed and Saleh Bakri) visit friends and family to deliver invitations for the wedding of Abu’s daughter. Along the way,  they reminisce, bicker and laugh together revealing tensions both political and familial. A richly cinematic sense of place,… Read more