Thursday, March 14

The consistently entertaining and educational Maine Jewish Film Festival takes place March 9 through 16 at numerous venues around Portland. Today’s selections include an eye-opening documentary about the thousands of Jews who fought in the Civil War, called Jewish Soldiers in Blue and Grey. It screens at Maine Historical Society at 3 p.m. and Colby College at 7 p.m., and director Jonathan Gruber will be at both screenings to answer questions. Tix: $8 ($6 students and seniors). Full schedule at mjff.org.

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