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, Film Arts Festival, Mill Valley Film Festival, SF International Film Festival, CAAM Fest, 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 and into 2015, 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 @ 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.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAST Screenings

SFJFF @ JCC San Francisco

Ain't Misbehavin: A Marcel Ophuls Journey
Feb 21, 2015 | 2:00PM

SFJFF WinterFest 2015 @ the Roxie Theatre

Let's Go!
Jan 17, 2014 | 12:00PM

 

Yalom's Cure
Jan 17, 2014 | 1:50PM

 

The Decent One
Jan 17, 2014 | 4:00PM

 

Deli Man
Jan 17, 2014 | 6:00PM

 

Gett: The Trial of Vivane Amsalem
Jan 17, 2014 | 8:00PM

 

Life After Beth
Jan 17, 2014 | 10:25PM

 

SFJFF Nu Directions

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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