THIS WEEK at the Portland Museum of Art’s Movies at the Museum:

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday


“AJAMI,” directed by: Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani. In Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles. A powerful crime drama set on the streets of Jaffa’s Ajami neighborhood – a melting pot of cultures and conflicting views among Jews, Muslims and Christians – and told through the eyes of a cross section of the city’s inhabitants: a young Israeli fighting a criminal vendetta against his family; a Palestinian refugee working illegally to finance a life-saving surgery; a Jewish police detective obsessed with finding his missing brother; and an affluent Palestinian dreaming of a future with his Jewish girlfriend. As their stories intersect – and the film’s narrative shifts back and forth in time – we witness a dramatic collision of different worlds and the tragic consequences of enemies living as neighbors. NR. Running time: 2:00

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