Maine Jewish Film Festival: Sweet Blues

Maine Jewish Film Festival: Sweet Blues

Saturday, October 8
noon to 3:00 p.m.
Bernard Osher Foundation Auditorium

The Maine Jewish Film Festival, in collaboration with the Portland House of Music and the Portland Museum of Art, presents the documentary film Sweet Blues, which tells the story of the legendary guitarist Michael Bloomfield.

Bloomfield first came to the public eye as a lead guitarist for the Butterfield Blues Band. In the 1960s he was the lead guitarist for Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited, which included the song, "Like a Rolling Stone." Following the film, enjoy a panel discussion with keyboardist Al Kooper, filmmaker Bob Sarles, Bloomfield historian and author David Dann, and Jimmy Vivino, bandleader for Conan O'Brien's late-night show, Conan.

Following the film, enjoy a panel discussion with keyboardist Mark Naftalin, who played with Bloomfield, filmmaker Bob Sarles, and Bloomfield historian and author David Dann. Naftalin will play a blues set on keyboard after the discussion.

For more information, visit the Maine Jewish Film Festival website: mjff.org

What & When

February 15

7 p.m.to 8 p.m. - Pre-party and cocktail hour for #PMAbash Host Committee with artists from the 2018 Portland Museum of Art Biennial

8 p.m. to 10 p.m. - 2018 Winter Bash

Questions about the bash?

For more information, or to purchase tickets over the phone, please contact Ashleigh Hill, Special Events and Stewardship Associate at (207) 494-5346.