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June 16 – June 30, 2019

Welcome to the 27th annual Portland Jewish Film Festival, produced by the Northwest Film Center and co-presented with the Institute for Judaic Studies. While the Festival celebrates the diversity of Jewish history, culture, identity, and filmmaking, we hope that these films, and the stories they tell, resonate beyond their settings and speak to universal experiences and issues that confront our common humanity.

General Admission: $10

Senior/Student/PAM Member: $8



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Directed by Paula Eiselt

Set in the Hasidic enclave of Borough Park, Brooklyn, 93Queen follows a group of tenacious Hasidic women who are smashing

A Fortunate Man

Directed by Billie August

On his quest for happiness, Per moves from the dark region of Jutland and a severe upbringing in a strictly

Budapest Noir

Directed by Éva Gárdos

Budapest, 1936. The Hungarian prime minister returns from Germany in a coffin, his dream of turning Hungary into a fascist

Dear Fredy

Directed by Rubi Gat

“Fredy Hirsch was a German Jew and openly gay man in Nazi Germany. The Nuremberg Laws were passed when he

Fig Tree

Directed by Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian

Ethiopian-Israeli writer-director Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian makes a confident feature debut with this story of lives torn asunder by civil war. Set

Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel

Directed by Seth Kramer, Daniel Miller, Jeremy Newberger

A stirring story of sports, patriotism, and personal growth, Heading Home charts the underdog journey of Israel's national baseball team

Promise at Dawn

Directed by Eric Barbier

“Nominated for five César Awards, Promise at Dawn is the sweeping adaptation of French novelist Romain Gary's beloved memoir of

Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz

Directed by Barry Avrich

Barry Avrich’s gripping new documentary tells the fascinating story of Ben Ferencz, the last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor and lifelong advocate of

Red Cow

Directed by Tsivia Barkai Yacov

Benny’s hair is as red as the fur of her devout father’s treasured calf—which he believes will bring salvation. But


Directed by Yossi Madmoni, Boaz Yehonatan Yacov

Madmoni and Yacov’s deeply emotional spiritual journey highlights the necessity of family and friends, even if that means painfully coming

The City Without Jews

Directed by H.K. Breslauer

Recently restored and featuring a new soundtrack, The City Without Jews is one of few surviving Austrian Expressionist films, and

The Interpreter

Directed by Martin Sulík

80-year-old translator Ali Ungár comes across a book written by a former SS officer recounting his war experiences in Slovakia,

The Light of Hope

Directed by Silvia Quer

In the early 1940s, refugees from all over Europe seek shelter in southwestern France, escaping persecution from the Nazis and

Working Woman

Directed by Michal Aviad

Orna, (Liron Ben Shlush) is the mother of three young children and wife to a husband struggling to start his

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.