The 38th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (July 19 - August 5, 2018) presents over 150 films, events, parties, panels and performances over three weeks in San Francisco, Albany, Oakland, Palo Alto and San Rafael. SFJFF is dedicated to celebrating excellence in independent cinema that showcases the diversity of global Jewish life.
SFJFF38 is pleased to bring back free films for single mothers with young children on Saturday and Sunday mornings at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco.
Use code SJM38 to reserve your free tickets if you qualify for this special program.
To use the code, click on the 'Buy Tickets' button for the film or item you'd like to purchase, and then enter your code where it asks "Know a Promotion Code?". Reselect the 'Guest' ticket and check out as normal.
Need Assistance? Contact the Festival Box Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 621-0523.
Dutch filmmakers Stephane Kaas and Rutger Lemm create a delightfully surrealistic documentary about the beloved Israeli writer and humorist. Weaving animation, live action and interviews, the film takes us deep into the psyche of Keret, a son of Holocaust survivors, whose fiction explores the absurdities of daily life. Like friends Ira Glass and Jonathan Safran Foer, you’ll be charmed by Keret and be left with an intense desire to read (or reread) his stories.Read More
After their beloved grandmother, Annette Ontell passed away at the age of 93, her filmmaking grandchildren decide to keep the New Jersey home where she lived for 67 years. Over 11 months, they begin an obsessive archeological dig through the mountain of her accumulated possessions and treasured mementos. This dense meditation on memory illuminates the life of Ontell while probing a dazzling topography of the 20th century.Read More
Before the #MeToo movement, Steubenville, Ohio, sat in the center of a firestorm when the sexual assault of a young girl by high school football stars was showcased on social media, inciting a fearless blogger’s rebellion, a town’s scorn and even intervention from the hacker group Anonymous. Roll Red Roll delves into town perspectives, police interviews and the ensuing court case, all the while keeping the lens squarely on the rape culture that contributed to the incident and its aftermath.Read More
Housing one of the world’s greatest collections of art and antiquities, the Israel Museum poses for its own portrait in this elegant observational documentary, revealing its central role in the complicated narrative of the nation. We eavesdrop on curators, museum guards, archaeological conservators, and visiting schoolchildren, who together form a kaleidoscopic picture of the way art, history and national destiny intersect. Ultimately, the museum emerges as a shining example of a nation’s highest aspirations.Read More
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