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Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness

Directed by Joseph Dorman

Dorman’s engrossing film tells the tale of a rebellious genius who created an entirely new literature. Plumbing the depths of

The Zionist Idea (AKA Colliding Dreams)

Directed by Joseph Dorman, Oren Rudavsky

This ambitious examination of the origins, meaning and future of the Jewish national movement chronicles birth at a moment of



The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.