Explore the global diversity of the Jewish experience with an exciting roster of films that will delight, provoke, move, and inspire from June 14-28, 2015.
The 23rd Portland Jewish Film Festival will host 18 features at this year including: East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem, a riveting documentary about Israeli musician David Broza and his efforts to bridge Israeli and Palestinian tensions through music; The Mystery of Happiness, director Daniel Burman’s delightful hybridization of buddy movie, detective film, and romantic comedy tropes; the Opening Night selection Magic Men, a road trip comedy that pairs an aging atheist Holocaust survivor with his estranged Hasidic rapper son; and Dough, a comedy set in a failing bakery where intergenerational and cross cultural solutions just might save the day.
The 23rd Portland Jewish Film Festival is produced by the Northwest Film Center and co-presented with the Institute for Judaic Studies. While the Festival specifically celebrates the diversity of Jewish history, culture, and identity, these films and the stories they tell also resonate beyond their settings and speak to experiences and issues that confront our common humanity.
For complete film listings and more information, click here.