Here's a look at big screen releases, home movie rentals and documentary and movies of interest - including 'Ocean's 8,' 'Black Panther' and Portland Jewish Film Festival

COURTESY: NORTHWEST FILM CENTER - The Portland Jewish Film Festival takes place in the next three weeks, including the movie 'Foxtrot' on June 14.Big screen

Last week, June 1

"Action Point"; "Adrift"; "American Animals"

This week, June 8

"Ocean's 8" (WB), PG-13, 110 minutes

About — Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala; Stars — Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Olivia Munn; Director — Gary Ross

"Hereditary" (A24), R, 127 minutes

About — When the matriarch of the Graham family dies, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry; Stars — Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro; Director — Ari Aster

"Won't You Be My Neighbor?" (Focus Features), PG-13, 94 minutes

About — It's a documentary exploring the life, lessons and legacy of iconic children's television host Fred Rogers; Stars — Joanne Rogers, McColm Cephas Jr., Francois Scarborough Clemmons, Kailyn Davis; Director — Morgan Neville

"Hearts Beat Loud" (Gunpowder & Sky), PG-13, 92 minutes

About — A father and daughter form an unlikely songwriting duo in the summer before she leaves for college; Stars — Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, Ted Danson, Toni Collette; Director — Brett Haley

Next week, June 15

"Incredibles 2"; "Tag"; "SuperFly"; "Loving Pablo"

Note: Movie descriptions by IMDB,

Home rentals

The latest top 10 digital movie purchases/rentals based on transaction rate, by Comscore:

1. "Black Panther"

2. "Peter Rabbit"

3. "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle"

4. "Thor: Ragnarok"

5. "12 Strong"

6. "Game Night"

7. "The Greatest Showman"

8. "Den of Thieves"

9. "Hostiles"

10. "Winchester"

Other recent favorites: "Maze Runner: The Death Cure"; "The Post"; "Star Wars: Episode VIII, The Last Jedi"

Doc spotlight

"Eating Animals"

Opening in theaters next week, the documentary is an examination of dietary choices and food we put in our bodies, based on the Jonathan Safran Foer memoir. It's directed by Christopher Dillon Quinn and stars Natalie Portman. For more:

Upcoming events

• The Northwest Film Center continues the tribute to a famous director with "Ingmar Bergman: A Centenary Celebration" at Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 S.W. Park Ave., through July 22. Screenings are digital restorations. For more:

• The 26th annual Portland Jewish Film Festival, June 10-24, produced by the Northwest Film Center along with the Institute for Judaic Studies, celebrates the diversity of Jewish history, culture, identity and filmmaking, and aims to tell stories that speak to universal experiences and issues. The next week's lineup: "Maktub," 7 p.m. Sunday, June 10; "The Cousin," 7 p.m. Monday, June 11. Screenings take place at Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 S.W. Park Ave. Tickets: $6-$9,

• Oregon Public Broadcasting is showing a new documentary about one of our major colleges, "Oregon State University," as part of its "Oregon Experience" programming. The one-hour film takes a look at the long and rich history of Oregon State, the state's only land-grant institution, and it's impact today through research and alumni.

It airs on OPB TV at 9 p.m. Monday, June 11, and it'll be online the same day at

• The Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd., will be showing some movies in 70 mm in July: "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," July 13-15; "The Dark Crystal," July 14-15; "Vertigo," July 21-22. For more:

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