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THURSDAY JULY 18 through SUNDAY JULY 28 SPECIAL EVENT

The Jewish Film Institute Presents
39TH SAN FRANCISCO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
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OPENING NIGHT
Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles 6:30

 
     
   


FRIDAY JULY 19 SPECIAL EVENT

The Jewish Film Institute Presents
39TH SAN FRANCISCO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
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Carl Laemmle 11:30am
Fig Tree 1:35
Echo 3:40
The Dancing Dogs of Dombrova 6:00
What About Adolf? 8:45

 
     
   


SATURDAY JULY 20 NEXT WAVE SPOTLIGHT

The Jewish Film Institute Presents
39TH SAN FRANCISCO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
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Abe 11:15am
It Must Schwing! The Blue Note Story 1:15
The State Against Mandela and the Others 3:40
SFJFF in Good Company: Curtiz 6:00
Next Wave Spotlight: Safe Spaces 8:50

 
     
   


SUNDAY JULY 21 SPECIAL EVENT

The Jewish Film Institute Presents
39TH SAN FRANCISCO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
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Seder-Masochism 11:30am
This Is Personal 1:30
Golda 3:50
Dolce Fine Giornata 6:20
Before You Know It 8:30

 
     
   


MONDAY JULY 22 FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AWARD

The Jewish Film Institute Presents
39TH SAN FRANCISCO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
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American Muslim 12:30
Refugee Lullaby 3:15
Freedom of Expression:
COOKED: Survival by Zip Code 5:30
American Factory 8:30

 
     
   


TUESDAY JULY 23 SPECIAL EVENT

The Jewish Film Institute Presents
39TH SAN FRANCISCO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
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Jews in Shorts: Israel Narratives 12:00
King Bibi 2:00
Made in Auschwitz: The Untold Story of Block 10 4:00
Adam 6:15
My Polish Honeymoon 8:55

 
     
   


WEDNESDAY JULY 24 CENTERPIECE DOCUMENTARY

The Jewish Film Institute Presents
39TH SAN FRANCISCO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
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You Only Die Twice 11:30am
The Rabbi Goes West 1:40
Leona 4:15
Centerpiece Documentary:
The Amazing Jonathan 6:20
The Humorist 8:55

 
     
   


THURSDAY JULY 25 CENTERPIECE NARRATIVE

The Jewish Film Institute Presents
39TH SAN FRANCISCO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
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Jews in Shorts: Documentaries 11:10am
Latter Day Jew 1:15
City of Joel 3:45
Centerpiece Narrative:
Tel Aviv On Fire 6:10
The Tobacconist 8:55

 
     
   


FRIDAY JULY 26 SPECIAL EVENT

The Jewish Film Institute Presents
39TH SAN FRANCISCO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
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Henri Dauman: Looking Up 11:15am
Afterward 1:15
Army of Lovers in the Holy Land 4:00
The Keeper 6:20
Give Me Liberty 8:55

 
     
   


SATURDAY JULY 27 SFJFF39 SONG & DANCE

The Jewish Film Institute Presents
39TH SAN FRANCISCO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
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Shut Up and Play the Piano 11:00am
Beyond the Bolex 12:55
Advocate 3:20
Standing Up, Falling Down 6:05
Song & Dance:
The Mamboniks 8:55

 
     
   


SUNDAY JULY 28 CLOSING NIGHT

The Jewish Film Institute Presents
39TH SAN FRANCISCO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
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Local Spotlight:
What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael 12:00
Picture of His Life 2:15
Love, Antosha 4:40
Closing Night:
The Red Sea Diving Resort 7:15

 

MONDAY JULY 29 THEATRE CLOSED

     
   


TUESDAY JULY 30 WEDNESDAY JULY 31

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HALSTON 3:00, 7:00
America’s first superstar designer, Halston rose to international fame in the 1970s, creating a fashion empire and personifying the dramatic social and sexual revolution of the last century. Reaching beyond the glitz and glamour, acclaimed filmmaker Frédéric Tcheng (Dior and I) captures the epic sweep of the life and times of Roy Halston Frowick, the man who set women free with his unstructured designs and strove to “dress all of America." Framing the story as an investigation featuring actress and writer Tavi Gevinson as a young archivist diving into the Halston company records, Tcheng expertly weaves rare archival footage and intimate interviews with Halston’s family, friends and collaborators including Jacqueline Kennedy, Liza Minnelli, Andy Warhol, and Iman. (2019, 105 min, DCP)

 
     
   


TUESDAY JULY 30 WEDNESDAY JULY 31

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NUREYEV 4:55, 9:00
This striking and moving documentary from BAFTA nominated directors, Jacqui and David Morris, traces the extraordinary life of Rudolf Nureyev, the most famous male dancer that transcended fame in the dance world to become a pop culture icon of his time. It charts his rise from humble beginnings, to his eventual defection to the West, an event that shocked the world. The film contextualises not just the man but also the times in which he lived, discussing the politically charged divide between Russia and the West and the critical role that Nureyev played as a cultural and global phenomena. Blending never-before-seen footage, an original score by award-winning composer Alex Baranowski, and a spellbinding series of exclusive modern dance tableaux directed by Royal Ballet alumnus Russell Maliphant, Nureyev is a theatrical and cinematic experience like no other biopic. (2018, 109 min, DCP)

 
     
   


THURSDAY AUGUST 1 DOUBLE FEATURE

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AMAZING GRACE 7:00
In January 1972, Aretha Franklin gave two days of gospel performances at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles, recording what would become her bestselling album, Amazing Grace. The sessions were captured by a film crew led by Sydney Pollack, but the footage wound up shelved in a vault and has remained one of the lost cinematic treasures of twentieth-century music. Before Pollack’s death in 2008, he expressed a wish for the film to be completed, and producer Alan Elliott took it up with a team of supporters as a passion project…Leading the musicians is Reverend James Cleveland, backed by the legendary Atlantic Records rhythm section and the Southern California Community Choir. Watching their interactions is revelatory for both gospel aficionados and outsiders. –DOC NYC (2018, 87 min, DCP)

+ GIMME SHELTER 8:45
Called the greatest rock film ever made, this landmark documentary follows the Rolling Stones on their notorious 1969 U.S. tour. When three hundred thousand members of the Love Generation collided with a few dozen Hells Angels at San Francisco’s Altamont Speedway, Direct Cinema pioneers David and Albert Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin were there to immortalize on film the bloody slash that transformed a decade's dreams into disillusionment. (1970, 91 min, DCP)

 
     
   


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY AUGUST 2 through SUNDAY AUGUST 4 ($16/$12)

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THE LITTLE MERMAID Sing Along
Fri 7:30; Sat 3:30, 7:00; Sun 2:00

Hosted by Laurie Bushman & Sara Moore. This interactive presentation of Disney’s '80s classic has been customized with onscreen lyrics for all the songs so that audiences can sing along! Your hosts will introduce each performance and warm up your vocal chords. In addition to belting out the tunes, goody bags will be handed out to everyone and audience members can add to the fun by dressing up as a favorite character from the film! (1989, full program runs approx 120 min, DCP)

 
     
   


MONDAY AUGUST 5 & TUESDAY AUGUST 6

THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO (4:00), 6:30, 9:00

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Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind. As he struggles to reconnect with his family and reconstruct the community he longs for, his hopes blind him to the reality of his situation. A wistful odyssey populated by skaters, squatters, street preachers, playwrights, and other locals on the margins, fifth-generation San Franciscan Joe Talbot’s acclaimed directorial debut is a poignant and sweeping story of hometowns and how they’re made—and kept alive—by the people who love them. The film stars Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Rob Morgan, and Danny Glover. (2019, 121 min, DCP)

 
 
 
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