2017 Maine Jewish Film Festival

2017 Maine Jewish Film Festival

This film program is part of the Maine Jewish Film Festival. For tickets and information visit the festival's official website at mjff.org.

Friday, March 24

1 p.m. - Raise the Roof, followed by discussion with the film's Art Team Director, Krista Lima
Rivaling the greatest wooden architecture in history, the synagogues of 18th-century Poland inspired artists Rick and Laura Brown of Handshouse Studio to embark on a 10-year pursuit—to reconstruct the elaborate roof and painted ceiling of the Gwoździec Synagogue.

6 p.m. - Moos
A woman's life is about taking care of her ill father until a friend encourages her to start a life of her own.

Saturday, March 25

Noon - Doing Jewish: A Story from Ghana, followed by discussion with Portland City Councilor Pious Ali
Is there a difference between "being Jewish" and "doing Jewish?" Part of our "Welcoming the Other" Film Series, this film follows a young Canadian Jewish filmmaker as she attempts to find out in a remote Black African Jewish community in Ghana.

6:30 p.m. Peter the Third, followed by closing night reception
A  warm, cross-generational comedy guaranteed to make you smile, as a band of cantankerous Romanian-born retirees spend their days gossiping and complaining at their local café in Tel Aviv.