Maine Jewish Film Festival kicks off 14th year

Posted March 26, 2011, at 9:22 a.m.
Last modified March 27, 2011, at 4:30 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — Twenty films are being shown over six days as the 14th annual Maine Jewish Film Festival kicks off in Portland.

The festival begins Saturday and continues through Thursday with showings at the Nickelodeon Cinemas.

The festival each year arranges for movies that explore the Jewish experience through feature films, documentaries and shorts. Besides viewing films, participants will be able to meet and talk with filmmakers.

Since its start in 1998, the festival has shown more than 250 foreign and domestic films while selling more than 28,000 tickets.

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