See this film: The Matchmaker (Once I Was) at the MFA

Any preconceptions about what constitutes Jewish film, or film in general, might be shattered by this year's Jewishfilm.2011, one of local cinema's most noteworthy events. Take the opening-night feature, Avi Mosher's shaggy-dog drama The Matchmaker (Once I Was) (2010). Set in 1968 Haifa, it depicts the initiation into adulthood of a teenager who learns about life from the title relationship broker. So far so good, but what about the two Romanian dwarves whose movie theater shows only love stories? It screens at Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston | March 4 @ 8 pm | $10; $8 students, seniors | 781.736.8600 or

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