Our third annual ‘Best of the Fest’ screening series, in partnership with the Osher Marin JCC, continues with the acclaimed Israeli television series Shtisel on Wednesday, February 15. Our ‘Best of the Fest’ series presents encore screenings of audience favorites from the previous summer’s San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. With a new film each Wednesday evening of February 2017, tickets can be purchased individually or for the entire series (at a 25% discount). Please call the Osher Marin JCC at 415-444-8000 to place your order.
Shtisel is a family melodrama that looks like Modern Family
put on a kippah and went to Jerusalem. The show, which combines Haredi traditions and popular television tropes, has been a critical and commercial success with the most secular as well as the most devout of audiences. Season 2 once again follows Shulem, his son Akiva and the Shtisel clan as they navigate adolescence, engagement, sibling ties and the culture of death and dying. Not to mention good old forbidden romance! Much like the broad range of ages in the show, Shtisel
appeals to anyone who is a fan of love, be it for romantic, religious or family reasons. This show is a sneak peek behind the curtain in the shul bringing the Orthodox to the secular and popular culture to those under the tzitzit. After earning numerous Israeli Academy of Film and Television awards for its first season, Shtisel
’s second season is primed to wow again, bringing another dose of drama, sarcastic humor and a loving family of a different sort to screens of all denominations.
Dir. Alon Zingman, Israel, 2016, 2×47 mins, Hebrew w/ English subtitles