LGBT Film Forum: The Secrets
5:30-6:30 PM LGBT Film Forum Reception
Salt Institute for Documentary Study
561 Congress St., Portland
MJFF and Salt Institute for Documentary Studies invite you to a public reception prior to the screening of The Secrets. Come celebrate the GLBT Film Forum! Join us for appetizers, drinks and good company. This event is limited to The Secrets ticket holders.
7:00 PM The Secrets
Nickelodeon Cinemas | 1 Temple St., Portland
Director: Avi Nesher
Country: Israel/France | 2007 | Feature
Duration: 120 min.
Language: French, Hebrew with English subtitles
Transport two young women to a seminary in the holy city of Safed, throw in a murder mystery, a French cinema legend, a klezmer-playing pharmacist and a lesbian love story and you've got The Secrets, the astonishing new Orthodox-feminist feature from Israeli maverick Avi Nesher. Devout Naomi (Ania Bokstein) dreams of becoming the first female rabbi and quickly establishes herself as the seminary boffin, to the annoyance of cosmopolitan Michelle (Michal Shtamler), who arrives from France moodily chain-smoking. But the two become closer when they help dying outcast Anouk (Fanny Ardant) with a series of Tikunim Kabbalistic rituals to cleanse her murky past while making discoveries about their own sexuality and debating their future as orthodox women. Adult themes and sexual content.
1 Temple St.
Portland, ME 04101
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