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Jewcy Picks The San Francisco Film Fest

For the thirtieth year in a row, the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival has put together another stellar lineup to entertain the Jewish film buffs of the Bay Area. Here are our three must see picks for this weekends shows … Read More

By / July 30, 2010

For the thirtieth year in a row, the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival has put together another stellar lineup to entertain the Jewish film buffs of the Bay Area.

Here are our three must see picks for this weekends shows in Palo Alto and Berkley.

 

 

Budrus

Showing Sunday, August 1st at RODA at Berkley Repertory Theater

There was a lot of talk leading up to this years Festival, about the open letter signed by seventy Bay Area scholars, protesting  the "decision by the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation to restrict its funding to groups and projects that hold what it deems to be acceptable views on the State of Israel."

That’s what makes the film Budrus so interesting. 

The documentary that Nicholas D. Kristof calls this year’s "must-see," is a riveting view of Palestinian protesters in the West Bank that might not fall under what some people consider "acceptable" in terms of its portrayal of Israel, but we suggest you don’t let that stop you from checking this out.

 

 

 

Jew and Baseball: An American Love Story

Showing Saturday, July31st at RODA at Cinearts at Palo Alto Square

Do we really need to sell you on this?  Unless of course you don’t like baseball. 

 

My So-Called Enemy

Showing Sunday, August 1st at Cinearts at Palo Alto Square

 

 

"In July 2002, 22 Israeli and Palestinian teenage girls traveled to the United States to participate in a women’s leadership program called "Building Bridges for Peace." They were Jewish, Muslim and Christian, and many had lost friends and family in the conflict. My So-Called Enemy follows six of these young women to reveal how the experience complicated their lives and attitudes over the next seven years."