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 Families @ the New Parkway Theater

Following the success of family programming at the 33rd San Francisco Jewish Film Festival that included daytime screenings of "American Tail," "Annie," and "The Producers," SFJFF is excited to announce a new monthly series of family-friendly films for the young and the young at heart. SFJFF Families will screen on the fourth Sunday each month at the New Parkway Theater in Oakland from January to June, 2014.

The Prince of Egypt
Sunday, January 26 at 12:30PM
$8 Adults | $7 4 to 18 | Free 4 & under

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Dir. Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner, Simon Wells| USA, 1998, 99 min
An Egyptian prince learns of his identity as a Hebrew and, later his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people.

The ZigZag Kid
Sunday, February 23 at 12:30PM
$8 Adults | $7 4 to 18 | Free 4 & under

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Dir. Vincent Bal| Netherlands, Belgium, 2012, 95 min w/ English Subtitles
Based on a novel by David Grossman, this endearing tale about following one’s best hunches sports a fabulous 1960s soundtrack and a series of chases on trains, scooters, cars and cranes.

David
Sunday, March 23 at 12:30PM
$8 Adults | $7 4 to 18 | Free 4 & under

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Dir. Joel Fendelman | USA, 2011, 80 min
Through an innocent act of good faith, Daud inadvertently befriends a group of Jewish boys who mistake him for being Jewish and accept him as one of their own. While working together on a summer project, a genuine friendship is formed between Daud and Yoav, one of the Jewish boys.

CANCELLED: My Dad is Baryshnikov
Sunday, April 27 at 12:30PM
$8 Adults | $7 4 to 18 | Free 4 & under

Dir. Dmitry Povolotsky | Russia, 2011, 88 min w/ English Subtitles
The humorous tale of scrawny 14-year-old Boris Fishkin who, while studying dance at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, convinces his classmates that he is the illegitimate son of Mikhail Baryshnikov by imitating the great dancer's best moves from a banned VHS tape. A semi-autobiographical film and endearing crowd-pleaser: Billy Elliot meets Goodbye Lenin!.

Commie Camp
Sunday, May 25 at 12:30PM
$8 Adults | $7 4 to 18 | Free 4 & under

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Dir. Katie Halper | USA, 2013, 69 min
Commie Camp opens with Rush Limbaugh blasting Obama’s nominee for the Bureau of Labor Statistics for sending her kids to a “politically left-wing Jewish summer camp with Communist roots.” The camp is Camp Kinderland, and filmmaker and comedian Katie Halper is concerned about its future. Her film focuses on four delightfully articulate nine-year-olds from the first to the last day of camp during a recent summer.

Mary and Max
Sunday, June 22 at 12:30PM
$8 Adults | $7 4 to 18 | Free 4 & under

Dir. Vincent Bal| Australia, 2008, 92 min
Oscar-winning animator Adam Elliot’s bittersweet comic fable of an unlikely yet extraordinary friendship between a middle-aged, obese New York Jew with Asperger’s syndrome and his eight-year-old pen pal from Australia. Brought to life by the bravura voice work of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Toni Collette, Mary and Max is a poignant tale of a friendship between oddballs at their wits’ end with the world, but at peace with each other.

 

SFJFF @ THE MAGNES

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Inside Envelopes
Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 7PM

INSIDE ENVELOPES highlights two dancer sisters and two musician brothers who come together to create a performance piece. This documentary offers viewers a glimpse into their creative process, replete with fiery arguments and moments of wordless beauty. Shelly King, a former dancer, has made a stirring, intimate portrait of acclaimed choreographer Keren Levi, a former member of the Kibbutz Dance Company and longtime resident of the Netherlands. LET'S DANCE! traces Israeli dance back to its roots and explores how dance has become a vital form of expression in Israel today.

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Portrait of Wally

Portrait of Wally
Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 7PM

“Portrait of Wally,” Egon Schiele’s tender picture of his mistress, Walburga (“Wally”) Neuzil, is the pride of the Leopold Museum in Vienna. But for 13 years the painting was locked up in New York, caught in a legal battle between the Austrian museum and the Jewish family from whom the Nazis seized the painting in 1939. The documentary PORTRAIT OF WALLY traces the history of this iconic image.

>> FREE!

 

PAST Screenings

SFJFF @ Osher Marin JCC

American Jerusalem
Mar 11 | 7PM
Osher Marin JCC


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


Arab Labor 4
Feb 11 | 7PM
Osher Marin JCC

 

SFJFF @ JCCSF

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

 

Winter Fest 2014

Daylong Screening Event of Five Critically-Acclaimed Films
Feb 23 | 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
Thursday, May 2 at 7:00PM
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

 

Jews & Money

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

 

Iraq N' Roll

Film Screening
Monday, April 8 at 7:00PM
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

 

Freeflow

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

 

Cabaret Berlin- The Wild Scene

Film Screening
Monday, February 25th at 7:00PM
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

 

Starring David

Film Screening
Thursday, June 28th at 9:00PM
Great Star Theater

 

Port of Last Resort

Film Screening
Thursday, June 28th at 7:00PM
Great Star Theater

 

Noodle

Film Screening
Wednesday, June 27th at 8:00PM
Great Star Theater

 

Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish

Film Screening
Monday, May 28th at 7:00PM
Vogue

 

Menachem and Fred

Film Screening
Thursday, April 19th at 6:00PM
Contemporary Jewish Museum

 

Miranda July

An Evening of Performance Art and Conversation with Peter Stein
Saturday, February 25th at 8:00PM
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

 

Adam Ressurected

Film Screening
Thursday, February 23rd at 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
Wednesday, February 1st at 7:00PM
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

 

Sonny Boy

Film Screening
Tuesday, January 17th at 8:30PM
Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center

 

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