OPENING NIGHT PARTY & FILM: MAINE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL 2007
PLEASE NOTE: THE VENUE FOR OUR OPENING NIGHT PARTY HAS BEEN CHANGED. THE NEW VENUE IS ONE-TWO MONUMENT SQUARE, 2ND FLOOR (ENTRANCE ON CONGRESS STREET).
5:30 PM - Opening Night Party at One-Two Monument Square, 2nd Floor (Pierce Atwood building). Entrance on Congress Street: Join us for appetizers, drinks and a special 10th anniversary award ceremony. Cash bar.
8:00 PM - LIVE AND BECOME at the Nickelodeon Cinemas
Directed by Radu Mihaileanu
France, Italy, Belgium, Israel, 2005, 140 min., Hebrew, French, Amharic with English subtitles.
Our opening night film is an epic story of an Ethiopian boy who flees an African refugee camp and begins a new life in Israel. The boy,Solomon, is the beneficiary of Operation Moses, a clandestine airlift orchestrated by the Israeli government that brought 8,000 famine-stricken Ethiopian Jews to Israel in the mid-1980s. In the face of possible starvation, the boy's Christian mother commands him to pretend that he's Jewish and so Solomon becomes "Shlomo" and reluctantly leaves his mother behind in Africa. He grows up with a loving Mizrahi family in Tel Aviv burdened by two secrets-that he's neither Jewish nor an orphan. We follow Shlomo's journey from childhood into manhood, as he struggles to reconcile the disparate truths of his identity.
1-2 Monuement Square and Nickelodeon Cinemas
Portland, ME 04101
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