NextDor organizes peer-led social, cultural, and educational events for young adults in their 20s and 30s looking to engage with Jewish life in Southern Maine.
Open to all, regardless of background or belief.
June Book Club & Movie Night:
The Autograph Man & Back to the Future
Sunday, June 23rd, 7:30 PM
Congress Square Park
Intersection of Congress & High Streets
Portland, ME 04101
The book club selection for June is The Autograph Man by Zadie Smith:
Alex-Li Tandem sells autographs. He hunts them, collects them, sells them, and occasionally fakes them—all to give the people what they want: a little piece of Fame. But what does Alex want? Only the return of his father, the end of religion, something for his headache, three different girls, infinite grace, and the rare autograph of forties movie actress Kitty Alexander. With fries.
We'll discuss the book over pizza and then stick around for the Congress Square Park showing of Back to the Future!
NextDor Movie Night: Sorry to Bother You
Wednesday, July 31st at sundown
The movie night selection for July is Sorry to Bother You, which is part of Bayside Bowl's Rooftop Film Series. It's directed by Boots Riley, who is technically Jewish! His maternal grandmother was a German Jewish refugee who arrived at Ellis Island in April 1938. Riley describes the film as “an absurdist dark comedy with magical realism and science fiction, inspired by the world of telemarketing.”