The Invisible Front was the code name used by the Soviet Union’s Interior Forces for the armed resistance in Lithuania, a key occupied territory. The resistance arose with hardly any outside support during World War II, continuing in various forms until the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. The film tells the story of one of the most significant anti-Soviet resistance movements through the words and experiences of its leaders, Juozas Luksa and his fellow Forest Brothers. Luksa risked his life to escape to Paris in 1948, joined up with Western intelligence agencies, wrote a memoir, and married Nijole, the love of his life. Shortly after their wedding, Luksa was air-dropped back into Soviet Lithuania by the CIA to help liberate his country. In English and Lithuanian with English subtitles.

Sponsored by the Lithuanian American Community, Portland Chapter.

THE INVISIBLE FRONT screens Thursday, February 12 at 8:45pm at the World Trade Center and Sunday, February 15 at 3:30pm at the World Trade Center as part of the 38th Portland International Film Festival.

Tickets are available online or at the door.

The Portland International Film Festival is sponsored by The Oregonian/OREGONLIVE, LAIKA, Regal Entertainment Group, Delta Airlines, Yelp!, Travel Portland, King Estate, Hotel Modera, The Autzen Foundation, The Lamb-Baldwin Foundation, KINK.fm, and many others.

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