The 22nd Portland Jewish Film Festival: AFTERMATH


A gripping psychological thriller, AFTERMATH tells the story of two estranged brothers, Franek and Josef, who discover a terrible secret that forces them to revise their perception of their family, neighbors, and the history of their nation. The sons of a poor farmer from a small village in central Poland, Franek immigrated to the US in the 1980s and cut ties with his family. Only when his brother’s wife arrives two decades later without explanation does Franek decide to return to his homeland. There he finds his brother has been ostracized from the community and is receiving various threats, and soon they are drawn into an incendiary gothic tale of intrigue and reckoning with a dark period in Polish history. “Gripping. A bombshell disguised as a thriller…. An especially effective film noir. Excellent.”—Kenneth Turan, The Los Angeles Times.

AFTERMATH screens Monday, June 16 at 7pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).  The film is being presented as part of The 22nd Portland Jewish Film Festival.
Tickets are available online or at the door.

Special thanks to Festival sponsors: Cedar Sinai Park; the Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest, San Francisco; the Diane Solomon Family Fund; the Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation; Hasson Realty; Higgins Restaurant; Honest Tea; the Institute for Judaic Studies; the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland; Joan and Paul Sher; J Street Portland; the Leonard and Lois Schnitzer Supporting Foundation of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation; Mittleman Jewish Community Center; the Oregon Israel Business Alliance; the Oregon Israel Fund of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation; Oregon Jewish Life; Portland Jewish Academy; and Ruben J. and Elizabeth Menashe.

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