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The Jewish Film Series at the Havurah presents "Sophie Scholl: the Final Days" at 7 p.m. today.

Arrested for participating in the White Rose resistance movement, anti-Nazi activist Sophie Scholl (Julia Jentsch) is subjected to a highly charged interrogation by the Gestapo, testing her loyalty to her cause, her family and her convictions. Based on true events, director Marc Rothemund's Oscar-nominated drama explores maintaining human resolve in the face of intense pressure from a system determined to silence whistle-blowers.

The 117-minute film is in German with English subtitles. The showing is free and open to all.

In preparation for the Britt Festivals' 50th anniversary during the 2012 season, the festival is trying to contact all former board members to honor their service and involve them in celebrations.

Britt officials say they are especially looking for those who served as board members before 2000. Former board members are asked to contact Development Director Donna Briggs by email at or by phone at 541-690-3854.

Fountain Plaza will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a dinner and entertainment from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. The dinner will be Italian cuisine and entertainment will be provided by Living on Dreams, a dance band and jazz combo, and Crystal Reeves, a strolling mandolin player. Reservations are required by Sept. 7. Call 541-772-6005.

Compiled from staff reports

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