Year Round Screenings and Co-presentations

We often co-present and cross-market with other arts, cultural and Jewish organizations. The monthly programming format enables us to explore topics in a series or to showcase one-offs of top-notch Jewish features, documentaries and shorts.

We co-present films at other festivals and screening series in an effort to let our audience know about Jewish-themed films presented in the Bay Area and because our organization and audience benefit from our collaborations with other festivals and cultural organizations. SFJFF has co-presented films at Berlin & Beyond, Cinemayaat, Film Arts Festival, Mill Valley Film Festival, SF International Asian American Film Festival, SF Black Film Festival, SF International Film Festival, SF International Latino Film Festival, and San Francisco Cinematheque, among others. We include information about co-presentations in our newsletter and on our website.

 

UPCOMING SCREENINGS 


SFJFF WinterFest, Marin's "Best of the Fest" and More!

Following the success of the 34th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, SFJFF is excited to continue our committment to the Bay Area Jewish Community by scheduling screenings and events year round. We are happy to announce a host of wonderful events coming up through the end of 2014, including a "Best of the Fest" screening at the Osher Marin JCC, SFJFF WinterFest, the "Fight for Your Right" Beastie Boys tribute event and co-presentations at other film festivals in the Bay Area. Be sure to attend an SFJFF affiliated event near you! 

 SFJFF Presents: WinterFest

WinterFest 2015

SFJFF 2nd Annual WinterFest
Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the Roxie Theatre
Passes: $40 JFF Members | $45 General Admission

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SFJFF is proud to announce that the second edition of WinterFest will return on January 17, 2015. Featuring a full day of new programming, come enjoy some of the best features and documentaries from filmmakers around the world, to tide you over until the 35th edition of our Summer Festival kicks off! This year, we are taking WinterFest to the historic Roxie Theatre in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District, for what is sure to be an unforgettable day of indepndent film.  WinterFest passes on sale now with individual tickets coming soon! Mark your calendars and come join us in the new year for WinterFest!

 Let's Go!

Let's Go!
Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 12:00PM
$12 Members | $13 Seniors/Students | $14 GA

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Dir. Michael Verhoeven Germany, 2014, 90 min w/ subtitles
In 1968, 20-year-old Laura returns to Munich to attend her father's funeral. Overcome with grief, Laura and her mother must face the family's traumatic history: Having survived the Holocaust, Laura's parents stayed in post-War Germany to start a new life. However, their horrific experiences of genocide and conetration camps loomed over their daily lives. Master German director Michael Verhoeven, whose previous works include "The White Rose" and "The Nasty Girl", presents a beautifully made drama and a biting commentary on postwar German society. Elegantly filmed, Verhoeven gently builds the tension that probes the complex notion of German-Jewish identity.

Sneak Preview

 Yalom's Cure

Yalom's Cure
Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 1:50PM
$12 Members | $13 Seniors/Students | $14 GA

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Dir. Sabine Gisiger Switzerland, 2014, 77 min
Bestselling author, popular scholar and existentialist Irvin D. Yalom is one of the most influential living psychotherapists. This cinematic documentary is more than a classic biography. Yalom takes viewers on an existential journey, navigating the depths and shallows of the human psyche. In this role as a guide, he imparts his discernments and provides profound insight into his own inner life. Dr. Yalom's books have sold millions of copies worldwide and critics describe him as: mind-bending, stunning, inspiring, haunting, life- changing. 

Special guest Dr. Irvin Yalom in person at the Roxie for a post-show Q&A

 The Decent One

The Decent One
Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 4:00PM
$12 Members | $13 Seniors/Students | $14 GA

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Dir. Vanessa Lapa Austria, Israel 2014, 96 min
A recently discovered cache of hundreds of personal letters, diaries and photos belonging to the Nazi Gestapo chief, Heinrich Himmler, seem to reveal a thoughtful, loving husband and devoted father to his daughter. The documents first found in the Himmler family house in 1945 were hidden in Tel Aviv for decades and sold to the father of this Israeli documentary filmmaker, Vanessa Lapa. Through readings of Himmler's and his family's most personal writings and rarely seen restored film footage from key German archives, Lapa has fashioned a fascinating case study: a portrait of the man responsible for some of the worst atrocities of World War II, who thought of himself in heroic terms. 

Official Selection Telluride and Berlin Film Festivals 2014

Deli Man
 

Deli Man
Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 6:00PM
$12 Members | $13 Seniors/Students | $14 GA

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Dir. Erik Greenberg Anjou USA, 2014, 91 min
Laugh your way through hilarious stories of American delicatessens while drooling over the wonderful Jewish food being prepared before your eyes. From New York to Chicago to San Francisco (SF's very own Wise Sons), and even to Texas, enjoy the oddball company of the obsessed deli proprietors behind the corned beef, the kreplach, and the magnificent matzol ball soup. You won't want to miss third-generation Houston deli owner Ziggy Gruber, the maven of deli mavens! Directed by Erik Greeberg Anjou, the third work in his trilogy about Jewish culture. (A Cantor's Tale, SFJFF 2005, The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground, SFJFF 2010)

Bay Area Premiere features SF's Wise Sons Deli

 Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 8:00PM
$12 Members | $13 Seniors/Students | $14 GA

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Dir. Ronit & Shlomi Elkabetz France, Israel, Germany, 2014, 115 min w/ subtitles
In Israel there is neither civil marriage nor civil divorce. Only Rabbis can legitimate a marriage or its dissolution. But this dissolution is only possible with full consent from the husband, who in the end has more power than the judges. Viviane Amsalem has been applying for divorce for three years. But her husband Elisha will not agree. His cold intransigence, Viviane's determination to fight for her freedom, and the ambiguous role of the judges shape a procedure in which tragedy vies with absurdity, and everything is brought out for judgement. Now nominated for a Golden Globe (Best Foreign Film), and Israel's entry for the Oscars. Stars Ronit Elkabetz (Invisible, SFJFF 2012, Jaffa, SFJFF 2010).

Official Selection Cannes Film Festival 2014

 Life After Beth

Life After Beth
Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 10:25PM
$12 Members | $13 Seniors/Students | $14 GA

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Dir. Jeff Baena USA 2014, 91 min
In this Jewish zombie romcom, Zach (Dane DeHaan) is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth (Aubrey Plaza). But when she miraculously comes back to life, Zach takes full advnatage of the opportunity to share and experience all the things he regretted not doing with her before. But the newly returned Beth isn't quite how he remembered her and, before long, Zach's whole world takes a turn for the worse. Imitating what Dr. Frankenstein did with his monster, writer/director Jeff Baena assembles disparate parts of his film into a new whole and jolts fresh life into it. By fusing elements of a young love story and a zombie move, he concocts a wickedly funny and a shockingly poignant film. With its killer soundtrack and all-star cast, Life After Beth will leave you dying to see it again. Also stars John C. Reilly and Molly Shannon as Beth's Jewish parents.

Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 2014

 SFJFF @ Osher Marin JCC "Best of the Fest"

Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholem Aleichem
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 7:00PM
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Dir. John Lollos | USA, 2014, 90 min
The lives of two beloved Jewish icons are woven together in this enchanting documentary: Sholem Aleichem, the great Jewish storyteller, and Theodore Bikel, trobadour and actor, who has portrayed Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof (based on Sholem Aleichem's stories) countless times. Bikel is joined by Alan Alda, Fyvush Finkel and Sholem Aleichem's 102-year-old granddaughter Bel Kaufman. 

Run Boy Run
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 7:00PM
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Dir. Pepe Danquart France, Germany, 2013, 108 min w/ English subtitles
Srulik is running for his life. Literally. His once happy family is now dead or dispersed following the Nazi occupation of Poland, and he is alone in the world. Based on a true story, Run Boy Run tells the harrowing tale of young Srulik as he struggles to evade capture by the Nazis and ward off starvation.  This Centerpiece Narrative of SFJFF34 tells a story comprised in equal measures of cruelty and compassion, despair and hope. 

 

 

The Sturgeon Queens
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 7:00PM 
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Dir. Julie Cohen USA, 2013, 54 min
What do Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Morley Safer have in common? They each are passionate about their love for the smoked fish at Russ & Daughters. This venerable establishment has been around for 100 years, and in this humorous, heartfelt and mouthwatering documentary we meet the delightful 100-year-old and 92-year-old daughters of the store's name and the sturgeon queens of the title. Back by popular demand, come enjoy SFJFF 34's Berkeley Big Night film and pick up a DVD for sale on the way out for good measure. 

 

Havana Curveball
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 7:00PM 
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Dir. Ken Schneider USA, Cuba, 2013, 60 min w/ English subtitles 
What does it mean to become a man on the occasion of your bar mitzvah? Bay Area filmmakers Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider (Return of Sarah's Daughters, SFJFF 1997) follow their thirteen-year-old Mica as he struggles to make good on his commitment to deliver baseball equipment to kids in Cuba. Part travelogue and part coming-of-age story, this film is a marvelously crafted tale that provides insights into the bizarre state of relations between the US and Cuba as well as the idealism of youth. With filmmaker guests in attendance.   

 SFJFF @ JCC San Francisco

 

Ain't Misbehavin
Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 2:00PM 
$12 Standard | 10% off with JCCSF or SFJFF Membership

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Dir. Marcel Ophuls France, 2013, 106 min w/ English subtitles 
Master filmmaker Marcel Ophuls shares his rich, fascinating memories in this bittersweet trip through cinema history, with clips from his films and others'. Son of the great Max Ophuls, Marcel can be both a generous man and an admirer.He is incredibly honest and revealing as he talks with and about personalities like Jeanne Moreau, Bertold Brecht, Ernst Lubitsch, Otto Preminger, Woody Allen, Stanley Kubrick and, of course, his friend Francois Truffaut. Part of the JCCSF's Arts & Ideas Program. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAST Screenings

Fight For Your Right: A Beastie Boys Tribute Night (With Live Music and Video Projections)
Dec 17, 2014 | 8:30PM-12:00AM
The Public Works SF

 

SFJFF Families @ The New Parkway Theater

The Prince of Egypt
Jan 26, 2014 | 12:30PM
The New Parkway Theater

 

The ZigZag Kid
Feb 23, 2014 | 12:30PM
The New Parkway Theater

 

David
March 23, 2014 | 12:30PM
The New Parkway Theater

 

Commie Camp
May 25, 2014 | 12:30PM
The New Parkway Theater

 

Mary and Max
June 22, 2014 | 12:30PM
The New Parkway Theater

 

SFJFF @ The Magnes

Portrait of Wally
May 1, 2014 | 7PM
The Magnes

 

Inside Envelopes
Feb 27, 2014 | 7PM
The Magnes

 

SFJFF @ Osher Marin JCC

American Jerusalem
Mar 11, 2014 | 7PM
Osher Marin JCC

 

50 Children: The Rescue of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus w/ The Real Inglorious Bastards
Feb 25, 2014 | 7PM
Osher Marin JCC 

 

Arab Labor 4
Feb 11, 2014 | 7PM
Osher Marin JCC

 

SFJFF @ JCCSF

Hummus, Falafel and Brisket - Oh My!
Mar 9, 2014 | 1PM
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

 

Winter Fest 2014

Daylong Screening Event of Five Critically-Acclaimed Films
Feb 23, 2014 | 12PM - 10pm
The Vogue Theater

 

Orchestra of Exiles

Film Screening
Dec 5 | 7PM
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

 

New Israeli TV

Film Screening
OCT 27 | 1PM
Arts & Ideas JCCSF

 

Fiddler on the Roof, with Topol in person

Film Screening
OCT 20 | 6PM
The Castro Theatre

 

Next Year in Bombay

Film Screening
OCT 3 | 7PM
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

 

Under African Skies

Film Screening
MAY 13 | 7PM
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

 

Swing Girls

Film Screening
May 2 | 7:00PM
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

 

Jews & Money

Film Screening and Discussion
April 17 | 7:00PM
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

 

Iraq N' Roll

Film Screening
April 8 | 7:00PM
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

 

Freeflow

Film Screening
April 4 | 7:00PM
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

 

Cabaret Berlin- The Wild Scene

Film Screening
Feb 25 | 7:00PM
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

 

Starring David

Film Screening
June 28 | 9:00PM
Great Star Theater

 

Port of Last Resort

Film Screening
June 28 | 7:00PM
Great Star Theater

 

Noodle

Film Screening
June 27 | 8:00PM
Great Star Theater

 

Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish

Film Screening
May 28 | 7:00PM
Vogue

 

Menachem and Fred

Film Screening
April 19 | 6:00PM
Contemporary Jewish Museum

 

Miranda July

An Evening of Performance Art and Conversation with Peter Stein
Feb 25th | 8:00PM
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

 

Adam Ressurected

Film Screening
Feb 23rd | 7:00PM
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

 

Dead Funny: Humor in Hitler's Germany

A Conversation With Author Rudolph Herzog and Ari Kelman
Feb 1 | 7:00PM
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

 

Sonny Boy

Film Screening
Jan 17 | 8:30PM
Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center

 

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