Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Maine Jewish Film Festival and Railroad Square!

The Maine Film Center is honored to host a satellite of the Maine Jewish Film Festival at Railroad Square Cinema on March 22 and 23, 2014. Following is the full schedule. 

Visit www.railroadsquarecinema.com for full length film listings and to buy tickets in advance.

Saturday, March 22

6:30 p.m. Opening Party

7:45 p.m. THE JEWISH CARDINAL—The amazing true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew even after converting to Catholicism at a young age, and later joining the priesthood. Unrated. In French with English subtitles. 90 min.

Sunday, March 23

12:30 p.m. AN APARTMENT IN BERLIN—Three young Israelis embark on a journey into the past by retracing the life and refurnishing the original apartment of a Jewish family from Berlin once deported by the Nazis. Unrated. In German and Hebrew with English subtitles. 90 min.

3:00 p.m. MY AUSTRALIA—When 10-year-old Tadek and his brother are arrested for anti-Semitic gang activities in 1960s Poland, their mother, a Holocaust survivor, has no choice but to reveal that though raised as Catholics, they are in fact Jews. Telling the younger boy they are going to Australia, the land of his fantasies, the family boards a ship to Israel. Unrated. In Polish and Hebrew with English subtitles. 97 min. [Free admission for those 18 and younger. Recommended for ages 13+.]

5:30 p.m. EPILOGUE—An elderly Israeli couple bravely faces the disillusionment that comes with old age in this telling portrait of a now-marginalized generation whose hopes, beliefs and ideas for the country they helped build have, over the years, revealed themselves to be mostly pipe dreams. Unrated. In Hebrew with English subtitles. 96 min.

7:30 p.m. AWAKE ZION (with filmmaker Monica Haim in attendance) – This documentary unites Jewish and Jamaican musicians, scholars and historians as they explore shared histories and common beliefs going back to the Old Testament, helping us to recognize the foolishness of prejudice and acknowledge our universal human experience—a jammin’ spirit of oneness. Unrated. In English and Patois with English subtitles. 65 min.