SFJFF38 Encore Screenings at the Osher Marin JCC

SFJFF38 "Best of the Fest" • January - February, 2019 • Osher Marin JCC

The Jewish Film Institute is thrilled to once again present a hotly anticipated "Best of the Fest" series from the 38th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival in partnership with the Osher Marin JCC, running from January - February, 2019. Individual film tickets and a 3-film bundle are available to purchase now. Scroll down to see which films are returning to the Bay Area!

Encore Screenings On Sale

Best of the Fest: Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

Best of the Fest: Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

The preeminent jazz label of all time, which once boasted the great innovators of the great African American form—Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, for starters—was founded by a couple of Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany who became aficionados and respected authenticity over profits. Sincere devotion to the art form resulted in a legacy that is still an influence on young musicians. A complete delight from beginning to end.

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Best of the Fest: The Sign for Love

Best of the Fest: The Sign for Love

In his heartfelt documentary, co-director and subject Elad Cohen explores the meaning and experience of family. Growing up deaf and gay in a family of hearing people, Cohen always felt alone. He creates a sense of family with friends, including Yaeli, a deaf woman with whom he decides to have a child. Their journey reveals the challenges of parenting, the bias against deaf individuals and the intricacies of human relationships.

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Best of the Fest: Satan & Adam

Best of the Fest: Satan & Adam

On a street in Harlem in 1986, a young blond-haired Jewish kid who plays a first-rate blues harmonic struck up a musical friendship with a street musician named Sterling Magee, who calls himself Mr. Satan. The duo puts together an act that leads to music festivals and a successful record. Just as quickly, the act crashes when Satan mysteriously disappears. This documentary captures a fascinating journey of friendship, heartbreak and the transformative power of the blues.

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