We are pleased to bring you the Best of the Fest from this season’s San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. We are featuring three must-see films throughout the month of February.
About 1341 Frames of Love and War-
See a beautifully laid out story of Israel’s struggles and victoies, told though the negatives of Israel’s most celebrated war photographer Micha Bar-Am, who for decades was the country’s photo correspondent for The New York Times. For a year and a half, he and his archivist wife Orna allowed director Ran Tal to enter their vast archive. As they mine this extraordinary trove of over 500,000 photos, the film seamlessly intertwines a historical narrative of a country with Bar-Am’s personal reflections on the psychological and personal toll of bearing witness to multiple wars. 1341 Frames of Love and War is a complex love letter to the beauty and horror of photographic imagery and to the country whose image Bar-Am helped shape.
Looking for dinner and a movie?
Join us at 5:30 for an optional dinner, themed to each movie. For this film, we will be serving up a classic Israeli style meal. Please select the dinner and a movie option at checkout.
Every ticket comes with free concessions; popcorn, candy, wine and soda!
• Thursday, February 15: Queen of the Deuce
ABOUT THE SF JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival is the first and largest Jewish film festival in the world. Presenting innovative film each summer in the Bay Area, the festival promotes awareness, appreciation and pride in the diversity of the Jewish people. Festival programs are meant to create community and strengthen consciousness of Jewish identity, history and culture; provide a dynamic and inclusive forum for exploration of and dialogue about the Jewish experience; and encourage independent filmmakers working with Jewish themes.
The Jewish Film Institute (JFI) is the premier curatorial voice for Jewish film and media around the world. Founded in 1980 as the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (SFJFF), the world’s first and most revered event for independent, Jewish-themed storytelling, JFI’s programs illuminate the full diversity of Jewish experiences.