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Best Of The Fest Opening Night: Karaoke Film Screening

Thursday, February 9 @ 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Osher Marin JCC
200 North San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA 94903 United States
Join us to screen Karaoke – an optimistic portrait of midlife self-discovery, laced with both poignant wisdom and barbed humor

Come spend your Thursday evenings with us this February to celebrate the best of the Jewish films of the year! 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.

First up on Thursday, February 9th at 7 PM is Karaoke!

Meir and Tova are a Sephardic upper middle class couple, seemingly resigned to live out the rest of their semi-retirement in the banal comforts of an upscale apartment complex in a Tel Aviv suburb. When Itsik, a sexy bachelor from Miami, moves into the building’s penthouse, their lives are gleefully upended. Energized by their newfound friendship with Itsik, Meir and Tova undergo personal transformations, but will their relationship as a couple be a casualty of expressing their individual desires? When Itsik begins to pull away from Meir and Tova, the couple’s obsession with the bachelor grows into a full-blown identity crisis. What follows is an entertaining foray into masculinity, the institution of marriage, social status, narcissism and conformity as they relate to a “new Israeli” class identity. Taking inspiration from his own family, director Moshe Rosenthal has created a special film that focuses on a major population in modern Israel—the Sephardic middle class—that is underrepresented in cinema. With its title playing on the duality of the kitschy and the operatic that coincide within the social act of amateur singing.

BEST OF THE FEST 2022 FILM SCHEDULE : If you missed it this summer, now’s your chance to catch it closer to home in Marin! We are pleased to present three films that represent the best from Season 42 of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.

Thursday, February 9: Karaoke

Thursday, February 16: Farewell Mr. Haffman

Thursday, February 23: The Narrow Bridge

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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.

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