• Events
Apr 22
Christophe Boltanski at Chapman University Beckman Hall at Chapman University University Dr, Orange, CA 92866
Apr 15
Dominique Kalifa Albertine Books, 972 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10075
Apr 23
A Man and a Woman Embassy of France - La Maison Française 4101 Reservoir Road, NW - Washington, DC

38th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (SFJFF), presented by the Jewish Film Institute, is the largest and longest-running festival of its kind and a leader in the curation and presentation of new film and media exploring the complexities of Jewish life around the world. SFJFF attracts more than 40,000 filmgoers and industry professionals to its annual three weeks of inspiring films, events, panels and parties. Screenings take place at various venues throughout the Bay Area.

The following French films are part of the line up this year:

Simon & Théodore
Mikael Buch, France, 2017, 84 minutes
French w/ English Subtitles

Co-Sponsored by Eileen Ruby
Simon has a loving wife, a baby on the way and a self-harm problem. Théodore has a bar mitzvah approaching, an absentee father and a penchant for violence. When these two wander together in the streets of Paris over the course of one long night getting angry, scared and close, they lean on each other and attempt to help one another fill in their own blanks before it is too late. —Maya Lekach
CineArts Thursday, July 26 8:20 PM
Albany Twin Friday, July 27 8:45 PM
Castro Sunday, July 29 12:45 PM
Smith Rafael Friday, August 3 4:00 PM

Memoir of War (La Douleur)
Emmanuel Finkiel, Switzerland, France, Belgium, 2017, 127 minutes
French w/ English Subtitles

In Nazi-occupied Paris, the young writer Marguerite Duras strikes up a delicate, high stakes entanglement with a Vichy collaborator named Rabier, who promises preferential treatment for her imprisoned husband in exchange for her attention and collaboration. As the drumbeat of arrests of Jews and political dissidents continues, the now-celebrated experimental author is wracked with fear for her husband and the friends and anti-Nazi activists whose identities Rabier pressures her to reveal. —Ilana Sichel
Castro Friday, July 20 8:55 PM
Albany Twin Thursday, August 2 8:15 PM
Smith Rafael Friday, August 3 1:20 PM