Ethiopian Jews, a dying magician, & a Soviet stand-up comic: My Last Day at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

Thursday was the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival's last day at the Albany Twin, and my last day at the festival. I saw three films. Oddly, two of them were fiction; a surprising ratio in this year's documentary-heavy lineup. None of the films I saw were followed by a Q&A. That shouldn't be surprising. Filmmakers … Continue reading Ethiopian Jews, a dying magician, & a Soviet stand-up comic: My Last Day at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

What’s Screening: August 2 – 8

This week in Bay Area movie theaters: Jack the Ripper meets Sherlock Holmes and Captain James T. Kirk. The Princess Bride meets William Shakespeare. A punk rocker meets a valley girl. Also, Hitchcock, zombies, and some good old rock and roll. Also two film festivals. Festivals The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival closes Sunday. I'm covering this one … Continue reading What’s Screening: August 2 – 8