Maine Jewish Film Festival: Free Senior Screening

The Cedars is pleased to continue sponsoring the MJFF’s Free Senior Screening. This year, the documentary, Essential Link: The Story of Wilfred Israel will show at the Portland Museum of Art on Wednesday, March 13 at 2PM. Dessert reception to follow. There is no cost for seniors to attend, but you must get tickets by calling the MJFF at 207-523-3422 or emailing

Here is the scoop: The Essential Link: The Story of Wilfred Israel / Documentary / 2016 / Israel / Hebrew, German w/ Eng ST / 82 min

Documentary / Dir: Sam Pollard / USA / 2017 / 100 min Free Senior Film

Why is the story of retail businessman Wilfred Israel, who saved 15 times more people than Oskar Schindler, largely unknown? The owner of Berlins largest department store played a key role in the Kindertransport program and helped save tens of thousands of Jews . Filmmaker Yonatan Nir (My Hero Brother – MJFF 2017) takes us on a revealing journey into Wilfrid Israels life and the reasons for his disappearance from history.

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