MJFF - Opening Night Party and Film: The Jewish Cardinal
Join us for our opening night party and film.
Party is at Akari from 6:00-7:30pm
195 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101
followed by Opening Night Film at 7:45pm at the Nickelodeon (1 Temple St. Portland, ME 04101)
The Jewish Cardinal:
Director: Ilan Duran Cohen / Starring: Laurent Lucas, Aurélien Recoing, Audrey Dana, Pascal Greggory, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet
2012 France / French w/English subtitles / 90 minutes
The true story of Aaron Jean-Marie Lustiger, a son of Polish-Jewish immigrants who maintains his cultural identity as a Jew even after converting to Catholicism at a young age and joining the priesthood. In 1981 Pope John Paul II appoints him the Archbishop of Paris, a position that offers the cardinal a prominent new platform to celebrate his dual identity as a Catholic Jew. But reconciling his Catholic faith and Jewish heritage earns him as many enemies as friends. A fascinating drama filled with intelligence and gentle humor.
Official Selection - UK, New York, Boston, Seattle, San Diego Jewish Film Festivals
Party at Akari - Film at Nickelodeon Cinemas (View)
193 Middle St./1 Temple St.
Portland, ME 04101