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Penobscot Theatre and Maine Jewish Film Festival to host special screening

Penobscot Theatre Company and Maine Jewish Film Festival will hold a special screening of one of the 20 films being presented at this year’s MJFF, March 9-16. The screening of “Dorfman in Love” is set for 7 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at Bangor Opera House. The film is a romantic comedy starring Sara Rue and Elliot Gould. This is a free event but a $5 donation is suggested.

“I have been eager to bring the Maine Jewish Film Festival to Bangor since arriving here last January,” Penobscot Theatre Company Artistic Director Bari Newport said in a recent press release. “Thanks to support from Rabbi Justin Goldstein and Rabbi Darah Lerner, we are able to bring a small piece of this year’s MJFF to Bangor. The great thing about this film, aside from the fact that screenwriter Wendy Kout is also a terrific playwright, is that it is certainly a film that can be enjoyed by people of all denominations — as long as they like to laugh.”

“Dorfman in Love” is directed by Brad Leong and written by Wendy Kout. The film stars Sara Rue, Elliott Gould, Jonathan Chase, Johann Urb and Haaz Sleiman, and runs 97 minutes.

After her mother’s death, 20-something Valley gal Deb Dorfman finds herself in the role of caretaker for her cantankerous father, while being the unrecognized brains of her brother’s accounting firm and the object of her sister-in-law’s relentless matchmaking efforts. Through a series of awkward events, Deb discovers the confidence she needs to stand up to her meddling family and find love in her own unexpected way.

For more festival information, visit mjff.org.


The festival is taking place at the Nickelodeon Cinemas in downtown Portland and other locations around Portland and the state, including The Frontier in Brunswick, Colby College and the post-festival special screening at Bangor’s Penobscot Theatre.

The Maine Jewish Film Festival is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a forum for the presentation of films to enrich, educate and entertain a diverse community about the Jewish experience. Portland is the smallest city in the nation to boast an independent, professional Jewish film festival.


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