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The 23rd Portland Jewish Film Festival: RAISE THE ROOF

The Wolinskys’ fascinating film tells the inspiring story of how a decimated wooden Polish synagogue is brought back to life and given a permanent home in the new Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. 138 more words

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The 23rd Portland Jewish Film Festival: DOUGH

Widowed and down on his luck, Nat Dayan is desperate to save his bakery in London’s East End. His customers are dying off, his sons have no interest in keeping the family business afloat, and hostile businessman Sam has his own greedy plans for the property. 117 more words

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The 23rd Portland Jewish Film Festival: THE DOVE FLYER

Kabi and his family face an uncertain future, as do all Jews living in Baghdad. It’s 1950 and each member of Kabi’s circle has a different dream: his mother wants to return to the Muslim quarter where she felt safer; his father wants to emigrate to Israel; Salim, his headmaster, wants Arabs and Jews to be equal, and Abu just wants to care for his adored doves. 91 more words

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The 23rd Portland Jewish Film Festival: TO LIFE

Director Jean-Jacques Zilbermann sets his engaging drama in postwar Paris where Hélène (Julie Depardieu), a young Auschwitz survivor rebuilds her life while searching for her friends Lily and Rose (Johanna ter Steege, Suzanne Clément). 115 more words

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The 23rd Portland Jewish Film Festival: A PLACE IN HEAVEN

In this tale within a tale, an uncompromising army officer nicknamed Bambi, who wins every military battle in the name of Zionism, somehow fails the daily tests of life. 161 more words

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The 23rd Portland Jewish Film Festival - Opening Night Selection MAGIC MEN

In this moving road trip comedy, 78-year-old Greek-born atheist and Holocaust survivor Avraham and his estranged, middle-aged, Hasidic rapper son travel from Israel to Greece searching for the man who saved the father’s life during World War II. 259 more words

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The 50 Foot Challenge: A 50th Birthday Celebration for Super 8

This Spring, the Northwest Film Center’s Equipment Room asked filmmakers to join us in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Super 8. We put out a call for submissions for The 50 Foot Challenge, a June 12th screening of Super 8 films at the School of Film. 240 more words

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