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San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
The 42nd San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (with films live and streamed) includes three films featuring Ashkenazic culture:
The Waltz (5 mins.). Featuring a Yiddish poem sung to children in the Lodz ghetto, this animated short expresses the poet’s nostalgia for his homeland and the fragility of life. Tuesday, July 26, 1pm, Albany Twin
Family Photo (7 mins.). Jewish family members who live in Poland, Israel, and France reconnect with their family history and each other. A true story rooted in the past but looking into the future.Thursday, July 28, 8:15pm, Albany Twin
Kinderland (33 mins.). The tale of a century-old rivalry between two progressive Jewish summer camps in Upstate New York and their newfound alliance to inspire youth activism today. Streams digitally Monday, August 1 – Sunday, August 7