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.



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 2nd Annual WinterFest
Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the Roxie Theatre 
Tickets and Films Coming Soon 


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, documentaries and shorts 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. Mark your calendars and come join us in the new year for WinterFest!

Fight For Your Right: A Beastie Boys Tribute Night
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 8:30PM
$10 Presale | $15 Door | Public Works SF


Come excercise your right to party with SFJFF's celebration of America's original Jewish rappers, the Beastie Boys. Featuring live music by the Bay Area's own Felonious and Jazz Mafia, with DJ Cyclofunk spinning rare Beasties B-sides, re-mixes and other hip hop gems of the '80s and '90s. Landmark Beastie music videos will screen throughout the night and local artist Chris Fabbri's paintings will also be featured. Put on your best Beastie club wear for a chance to win SFJFF tickets and more!

 This is a 21+ event.

 SFJFF @ Osher Marin JCC "Best of the Fest"

Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholem Aleichem
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 7:00PM
Tickets Coming Soon


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
Tickets Coming Soon


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 
Tickets Coming Soon


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 
Tickets Coming Soon


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


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

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


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



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



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



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


Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish

Film Screening
May 28 | 7:00PM


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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