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Joe Berlinger: SFJFF37 Freedom of Expression Award

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SFJFF37 is honored to present this year’s Freedom of Expression Award to Joe Berlinger, Jewish-American filmmaker and fervent believer in the documentary form as an instrument of change. Joe Berlinger will appear in person to accept the award followed by a screening of his new and most challenging work, Intent to Destroy, about the historical legacy of the Armenian Genocide.

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Germans and Jews

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As part of its long running ‘Best of the Fest’ series in partnership with the Osher Marin JCC, the Jewish Film Institute will present ‘Germans and Jews’ from the 36th SF Jewish Film Festival on February 15, 2017.

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In Search of Israeli Cuisine

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As part of its long running ‘Best of the Fest’ series in partnership with the Osher Marin JCC, the Jewish Film Institute will present ‘In Search of Israeli Cuisine’ from the 36th SF Jewish Film Festival on February 1, 2017.

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Co-presentation: COMPANY TOWN

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The Jewish Film Institute will co-present the new documentary film Company Town at the 39th Mill Valley Film Festival, October 6-16. The new documentary about high tech, political hustle, gentrification, and the future of cities is directed by Deborah Kaufman, who founded the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival in 1980, and Alan Snitow.

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