Foundation for Jewish Culture at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
The Foundation for Jewish Culture will be very well represented at the upcoming San Fran JFF this month, with three winners of the Kroll Film Fund and a film by a past Six Points Fellow all playing the festival. Read on for more about the films being featured:
Joann Sfar Draws From Memory, Sam Ball
Sam Ball returns with another fascinating documentary portrait, turning his lens on graphic novelist Joann Sfar, author of the popular The Rabbi’s Cat series and director of the recent film, Serge Gainsbourg (Vie HéroÏque). The film follows Sfar to his favorite neighborhood spots, as he muses on his artistic process and the influence of his Algerian and East European family heritage.
Castro Theater Sat, 7/21 10:15 AM
Cinearts at Palo Alto Square Sun, 7/29 10:30 AM
The Law in These Parts, Ra’anan Alexandrowicz
The Law in These Partsexplores the four-decade-old Israeli military legal system in the Occupied Territories. Since Israel conquered the territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the 1967 War, the military has imposed thousand of orders and laws, established military courts, sentenced hundreds of thousand of Palestinians, enabled half a million Israeli “settlers” to move to the Occupied Territories and developed a system of long-term jurisdiction by an occupying army that is unique in the world.
Castro Theater, Sun, 7/22 11:00 AM
Roda Theatre, Sat, 7/28 2:20 PM
How to Re-Establish a Vodka Empire, Daniel Edelstyn
Filmmaker Dan Edelstyn uncovers his family’s long-lost spirits factory in the Ukraine and sets out to become a 21st-century vodka baron.
JCCSF Sun, 7/29 2:10 PM
Roda Theatre Thu, 8/2 2:10 PM
400 Miles to Freedom by past Six Points Fellow Avishai Mekonen
In 1984, the Beta Israel, a secluded 2,500-year-old community of observant Jews in the northern Ethiopian mountains, fled a dictatorship and began a secret and dangerous journey of escape. Co-director Avishai Mekonen, then a 10 year old boy, was among them. 400 MILES TO FREEDOM follows his story as he breaks the 20 year silence around the brutal kidnapping he endured as a child in Sudan during his community’s exodus out of Africa, and in so doing explores issues of immigration and racial diversity in Judaism.
Roda Theatre Wed, 8/1 12:00 PM
Cinearts at Palo Alto Square Thu, 8/2 12:00 PM