Below find the complete lineup for all films at the Castro Theatre during the 41st San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. Scroll down for additional venue safety information and attendance guidelines.
Theatres are back! JFI will be hosting a handful of in-person screenings at the Castro Theater on Saturday, July 24th and Sunday, July 25th.
Some of these film programs may not be available for streaming and are in-cinema only; please check individual film pages.
A young Belgian man, is arrested and sent to a concentration camp in Germany. He narrowly avoids execution by swearing to the guards that he is not Jewish, but Persian. This lie temporarily saves him, but then Gilles is assigned a seemingly untenable mission: to teach Persian to an SS officer.
A Palestinian father embarks on a perilous journey to reach his hospitalized son in this tense yet tender family drama about the human toll of oppression.
An artistic excommunication set on Wall Street in 2008, A Kaddish For Bernie Madoff is a mystical meta-musical about the greatest financial fraud in history, as seen through the eyes of musician/poet Alicia Jo Rabins.
Misha and the Wolves is the dramatic tale of a woman whose Holocaust memoir took the world by storm, but a fallout with her publisher – who turned detective – revealed an audacious deception created to hide a darker truth.
When maverick Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Debra Chasnoff is diagnosed with stage-4 breast cancer, she faces injustice as always, with her camera.
Recently restored by the National Center for Jewish Film, A Light Ahead is a forgotten Yiddish classic by B-movie maverick Edgar G. Ulmer (The Black Cat, Detour). At once a touching comedic drama and pointed social critique, the film follows Fishke and Hodel, a young disabled couple, as they strive to escape the oppressive disease and poverty of their shtetl.
Acclaimed directors Julie Cohen and Betsy West follow the rousing success of their Academy Award nominated RBG with a new documentary based on the life of attorney, activist, priest, and memoirist Pauli Murray, who inspired Thurgood Marshall and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
JFI will ensure that safety is the number one priority. Capacities will be limited. Masks will be mandatory. Each venue is wheelchair accessible. Further accessibility information is published on our website.
Tickets will not be sold at the venue. Theater tickets are not included with Streaming Pass. Theater tickets are included for donors at the Patron Level and above, with RSVP. Complimentary tickets must be reserved online for entrance to the screenings.
429 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114
Bus/Streetcar: 24 Divisadero, 33 Ashbury/18th, 35 Eureka, 37 Corbett, F Market MUNI Metro: K, L, M, T (exit at Castro station) BART: Transfer to MUNI Metro at the Embarcadero, Montgomery, Powell or Civic Center stations .
Street parking can be difficult to find in and around the Castro District. If you do find a place, please be aware of parking restrictions on many streets.
You should receive unique streaming links with each ticket. Please visit the Tickets & Passes FAQ for more.
SFJFF41 Streaming Content
Over 50 films and online Q&A's, will be presented online & in the Bay Area and nationwide July 22- August 1, 2021. A Festival Streaming Pass grants all-access to the film programs on JFI digital screening room during the festival, along with unique live and recorded introductions, Q&A’s with directors, cast members and film subjects
Festival Streaming Passes are now on sale at a members ($195) and non-members ($245) price.
Purchase soon as quantities are limited.
Festival Streaming Passes are now included as a benefit for the all donors at the Patron level and above.
Castro Theater screenings are not included with the Festival Streaming Pass. Tickets for these in-person must be purchased separately.