These films will range in tone and genre from the documentary East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem to the road-trip comedy Magic Men.
Photo Credit: Northwest Film Center (Image Cropped)
Portland celebrates cinematic diversity this summer during the 23rd Portland Jewish Film Festival, beginning Sunday, June 14th.
The festival is produced by the Northwest Film Center and co-presented by the Institute for Judaic Studies.
Although the festival highlights Jewish culture, history, and identity, the themes of these films are about issues and experiences that everyone, regardless of culture, can relate to.
There will be 18 films featured this year in the Portland Jewish Film Festival. The films at the festival will vary in both tone and genre, from the documentary East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem to the road-trip comedy Magic Men.
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Running from June 14th until June 28th, the Portland Jewish Film Festival will be a fortnight to remember for both film and history buffs.
In a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, two rebels just might be able to restore order: Max, a man of action and of few words, and Furiosa, a woman of action who is looking to make it back to her childhood homeland.
Stars: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult (IMDB)
After a humiliating command performance at Lincoln Center, the Barden Bellas enter an international competition that no American group has ever won in order to regain their status and right to perform.
Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.
Stars: George Clooney, Britt Robertson and Hugh Laurie (IMDB)
Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park (1993), Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor's interest, which backfires horribly.
Stars: Chris Pratt, Judy Greer and Ty Simpkins (IMDB)
Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
Stars: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Hayley Atwell (IMDB)
The story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny -- to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Levi Miller and Jimmy Vee (IMDB)
Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways. The four must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
Stars: Miles Teller, Kate Mara and Michael B. Jordan (IMDB)