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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: 3.14.19 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: 3.17.19 Time: 4:30pm Venue: Portland Museum of Art
Closing Night includes the film at 4:30 PM and Reception catered by Black Tie Catering at 6:15 PM. Primo Cubano will play for the Reception. Closing Night is sponsored by Ocean View at Falmouth.  Directed by Peabody Award winner Lex Gillespie, “The Mamboniks” tells a surprising, little-known story: how two cultures, Jewish and Latin, met on… Read more
Date: 3.17.18 Time: 2:00pm Venue: Portland Museum of Art

West Side Story



The Maine Jewish Film Festival is proud to present the timeless film version of West Side Story.  2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein as well as choreographer/director Jerome Robbins. Together they created a groundbreaking, tradition shattering and entirely American work of art -from the first street scene to the closing… Read more