31st San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

20 Jul

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival is hosting their 31st annual fest July 21st – August 8th, 2011.

The festival, one of the largest and best in the world, will be featuring a wide range of Jewish and Israeli films with both contemporary and historical subject matter. The festival has a long standing reputation of promoting new voices in Jewish filmmaking.

This year there will be special screenings and appearances from Mike Reiss, writer/producer of “The Simpsons” who will be showing off recent examples of Judaism in animated television, and screen legend Kirk Douglas, who will be accepting the SFJFF’s Freedom of Expression award prior of a screening of “Spartacus”.

Contemporary Jewish-subject films worth checking out include documentaries “Next Year In Bombay”, about The Jews of India, and “Five Weddings and A Felony”, which dissects love among Modern Orthodox singles. For a full listing of scheduled films and to buy tickets, click here.

Official website: http://www.sfjff.org/

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