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 Queen of the Deuce:
Weaving together archival footage, home movies, animated sequences and interviews with her daughters, grandchildren, friends and associates, Queen of the Deuce is the offbeat tale of a Jewish grandmother who built her and her family a pornographic legacy.
Born to a devout Sephardic Jewish family, Chelly Wilson was an avowed tomboy who smoked cigarettes, wore pants and studied medicine.. Always ahead of the curve, Wilson saw the writing on the wall for Jews, and boarded the last ship out of Athens alone in 1939. With five dollars she turned a modest hot dog stand into a legitimate theater business before pivoting to porn and changing New York’s seedy underbelly in the process.
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 a delicious Greek meal, which you will see plenty of in the film. If you want to join for dinner, please select the dinner and a movie option at checkout.
Every ticket comes with free concessions; popcorn, candy, wine and soda!
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.