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Last week

“Edge of Tomorrow”; “The Fault In Our Stars”

This week June 13:

“How To Train Your Dragon 2” (DreamWorks Animation), PG, 102 minutes

About — Friends Hiccup and Toothless take part in a battle to protect the peace among wild dragons from an ice cave and Dragon Rider; Stars — Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler; Director — Dean DeBlois (also the writer, along with Cressida Cowell of “How To Train Your Dragon” series)

Next week

June 20: “Jersey Boys”; “Think Like A Man Too”; “The Rover”; “Supermensch”; “Obvious Child”

Home rentals

The top 10 digital movie purchases based on consumer transaction rate, by Rentrak:

1. “I, Frankenstein”

2. “Her”

3. “That Akward Moment”

4. “Frozen”

5. “The Wolf of Wall Street”

6. “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”

7. “The Legend of Hercules”

8. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”

9. “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”

10. “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

Other favorites recently: “The Monuments Men”; “American Hustle”

Source: Rentrak Digital Download Essentials Industry Service

Doc spotlight

Info on a documentary film: “Before You Know It”

It’s a landmark documentary about the unique issues facing the first generation of LGBT seniors, and it’s opening in Portland on June 13 at Clinton Street Theater, 2522 S.E. Clinton St. Dennis Creamer of Portland serves as the principal subject in the movie; he lived in Florida for years and came out as gay in his 60s, after the death of his wife. He moved to Portland a few years ago, and lives in Rainbow Vista, an LGBT retirement community in Gresham. His story underscores an issue facing LGBT seniors: Avoiding housing discrimination by living in an LGBT retirement community. A special screening of the documentary, which premiered at SXSW 2013, will be held at 7:45 p.m. June 18, with Creamer attending. For info: www.beforeyouknowitfilm.com.

Upcoming event

A significant happening on the horizon:

The 22nd Portland Jewish Film Festival, produced by the Northwest Film Center June 15 to 29, will screen 17 feature films, including: “The Last of the Unjust,” a follow-up to “Shoah, Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon” (Mike Myers’ directorial debut), 4:30 p.m. June 29 — “Shoah, Supermensch” will be shown at 7 p.m. June 18; “Friends From France,” a Cold War-era thriller, 7 p.m. June 15; “The Wonders,” a neo-noir about a graffiti artist in a world of crime, 8 p.m. June 28. The festival celebrates the diversity of Jewish history, culture and identity, but the films and stories confront issues in common humanity, organizers say. All screenings will be at Whitsell Auditorium/Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W. Park Ave. ($9 general admission, $8 for students/seniors, info at www.nwfilm.org).