Film

Let’s Go to the Movies! We’ll see El Critico

Join us for the SF Jewish Film Festival! BJB is co-presenting El Critico The film runs from 6:50 to 8:30pm. We’ll go for ice cream afterwards. El Critico Víctor Tellez is jaded, emotionally repressed and arrogant. Not surprisingly, he is an influential but harsh film who especially detests Hollywood romantic comedies.One day while searching for…

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East Bay International Jewish Film Festival

This year, 2014, will be the 19th year of the Festival and it runs March 7 through 29. It takes place in Contra Costa County. The line up looks exciting. Some of the films are: Hunting Elephants (Israel, 2013, 107 minutes) with Patrick Stewart and Yael Abecassis. The Real Inglorious Bastards (Canada, 1012, 57 minutes)…

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All sorts of Sukkahs!

In 2010 there was a contest called Sukkah City. People were invited to construct unusual sukkahs. Now the movie about this wild and crazy event is out; you can see a trailer here. What the contest illustrated is that sukkahs can come in all sorts of shapes, colors and materials. Even kosher ones! I thought…

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Let’s Go to the Movies!

Time for our annual trek to the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival! This year BJB is co-presenting Sleeping with the Fishes. The critics say: Writer/ director Nicole Gomez Fisher’s delightful debut brings this quirky story of a dysfunctional yet loving Latino Jewish family to uproarious life. Get your ticket and join us! We’ll go out…

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Let’s go to the Movies!

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival for 2011 kicks off on July 21. Building Jewish Bridges is co-presenting two films. The Names of Love What happens when a tightly-wound Jewish scientist falls for a young Algerian sexpot in modern-day France? Cultures, mores and tragic histories collide-to surprisingly humorous effect. By hook, by crook and by…

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Let’s go to the Movies: Saviors in the Night

The 2010 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival is underway! Come with me to see Saviors in the Night. Saviors is a true story about a German Catholic family who hid a Jewish family during the Holocaust. Go online and buy your ticket at: www.sfjff.org As usual I’d like to get together for a dinner of…

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