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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: 3.17.19 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: 3.9.19 Time: 5:00pm 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: 3.10.18 Time: 5:00pm Venue: Nickelodeon Cinema

Bye Bye Germany

Opening Night – Portland


David Berman and his friends, all Holocaust survivors, have only one purpose:  to get to America as soon as possible.  For this, they need money.  Clever, resourceful, and shady, they are succeeding in their goal when the past comes back to haunt them.  Why is the beautiful German-American officer so interested in David?  Who are… Read more
Date: 3.18.18 Time: 4:30pm Venue: Portland Museum of Art
Was Curious George almost a  Holocaust victim? The surprising answer is yes. It has been 75 years since Curious George first touched the hearts and minds of children around the world. Still, little is known about his creators, Hans and Margret Rey - until now.  German Jews living in Paris during the rise of Nazism,… Read more
Date: 3.25.17 Time: 6:30pm Venue: Portland Museum of Art

Peter the Third

Film + Reception – Portland

With joyous honesty, transcending age, this comedy reveals a fascinating cross-section of Israeli culture.  Peter is a customer of Alona in a Tel Aviv café and both are romantically and professionally dissatisfied. Peter, 65, an actor and widower, plots with his cadre of aging Romanian cynics, to start a new political party with the single… Read more
Date: 3.23.17 Time: 1:00pm Venue: Portland Museum of Art

Harold & Lillian


From executive producer Danny DeVito comes the love story of two of Hollywood’s greatest unsung heroes - Harold and Lillian Michelson. Although their work as storyboard artist and film researcher was nearly always uncredited, their iconic six-decade careers were responsible for the production design of many Hollywood hits including The Birds, The Graduate, The Ten… Read more