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Cinema Tikvah Starts Spring Screenings

Join us at 6:30 pm on January 21st. Wait! What? ….  Isn’t that the weekend of the inauguration?! Why, yes it is, and we’ve got the perfect antidote to what’s going on and great way for you to finish your Saturday. Our film for that night is “9500 Liberty“, an inspiring story of a community’s response to the racism and bigotry fed and fueled by a demogogue’s blog (sound familiar?) Come get reinvigorated – join us for the film and a lively discussion of ways we can fight for justice. Our movies for this year will show on Saturday nights and begin at 6:30 with havdalah. Just a note – none of the movies have an overtly Jewish theme this year. We chose them for their relevance and ability to stimulate the conversations we wanted to engage in. On 2/18 we will show “The Lives of Others” nominated for and winner of multiple

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Cinema Tikvah Presents

Join us on  Saturday, April 2 at 6:30 for Havdalah and “My So-Called Enemy”      MY SO-CALLED ENEMY is a documentary about a group of Israeli and Palestinian teens who come to the US for a leadership conference. The film follows several of the girls for 7 years, and we see how their experience of knowing their “enemies” as human beings meets with the realities of their lives back home in the Middle East. This is not a movie that steers away from the difficulties, obstacles, or pain, but a potent document of possibilities and barriers to resolving the conflict. Popcorn during and desserts afterward! All are welcome to join us.

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Join us for ‘Oma & Bella’ at the Hollywood Theater, August 8

Join us Saturday, August 8th at 2:30pm at The Hollywood Theater for Movies For Grownups, brought to you in partnership with Shir Tikvah, AARP Oregon, and Store To Door. Get your tickets today here. OMA & BELLA is an intimate portrait of two elderly Jewish women in Berlin with humor, powerful stories, and a deep fondness for good food. As the film follows them through their daily lives, a portrait emerges of two Holocaust survivors who stayed in Germany. They answer questions of heritage, memory and identity, ultimately, through the re-creation of the sumptuous foods from their childhood. This documentary film, made by Oma’s granddaughter, follows them as they struggle to retain a part of their past while being very much engaged in the present. AARP Oregon Movies for Grownups series is part of the Age Friendly Portland Initiative: Building a Community for All Ages. The Hollywood Theater is located

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