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October 2018

Call For Entries: 2019 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

October 04 - February 11

Submissions are now being accepted for the 39th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (July 18 – August 4, 2018). Works in all genres, lengths and formats are considered.

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January 2019

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

USA English
January 16
Osher Marin JCC
200 N San Pedro Rd
San Rafael, CA 94903
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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

Israel Hebrew
January 30
Osher Marin JCC
200 N San Pedro Rd
San Rafael, CA 94903
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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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February 2019

Best of the Fest: Satan & Adam

USA English
February 13
Osher Marin JCC
200 N San Pedro Rd
San Rafael, CA 94903
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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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