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N ATION AL RES OU RCE CENTER ATA RA R ELEA SING P U B L I C AT I O N S

I N D E P E N D E N T F I L M M A K E R S : L O O K I N G AT O U R S E LV E S WELCOME TO THE 19TH ANNUAL SAN FRANCISCO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL THE FIRST AND THE LARGEST JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD 37 FILMS FROM 13 COUNTRIES

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Marcia Freedman President Dan Wohlfeiler Vice President Carl Grunfeld Secretary Susie Coliver Treasurer

Gila Almagor Leyna Bernstein Rick Cummings Michael Ehrenzweig Deborah Hoffmann Virginia King Donna Korones Sara Newman Avi Rose Samuel Salkin Peter Samis Lela Sarnat Judy Schaefer Veronica Selver Marian Sofaer Corey Weinstein Steven Zipperstein

PROGRAM ADVISORS

Jim Hoberman Annette Insdorf Deborah Kaufman Gary Meyer Ella Shohat Alan Snitow

STAFF

Janis Plotkin Director Samuel Ball Associate Director Peter J. Jacobson Operations Manager Stacy Bloom Program Administrator Susan Freundlich Development Consultant

As one of many immigrant cultures in the United States, the Jewish experience of otherness has taken different forms: Some immigrants adapted their Judaism to America while others tried to blend in and shed Old World traditions. This year we have a special selection of films that record a century of American-Jewish experience, from immigration at Ellis Island to spiritual renewal on the West Coast. We explore the Midwest (with the delightful YIDL IN THE MIDDLE) and the Deep South (DELTA JEWS and PUSHCARTS AND PLANTATIONS). We look at our own experience in the Golden State (JEWS AND BUDDHISM, I STARE AT YOU AND DREAM, and ADIO). We get to know a writer, an artist, and an athlete (Philip Roth, Ben Katchor and Hank Greenberg), who have each interpreted our experiences in unique ways. We also look back at the former Soviet Union. Our journey begins with the first feature-length documentary ever made about ISAAC BABEL. Then, A TRIP TO MALIN follows an urban Russian family back to its rural Ukrainian roots. KHROUSTALIOV, MY CAR! is the most recent work by a master of Russian cinema. BIOGRAPHY OF A YOUNG ACCORDION PLAYER is the first Kazakh film the Festival has ever shown. We look at Israel this year through the lens of talented new and veteran Israeli filmmakers. Collectively, these films represent the development of new cinematic forms to reflect a society that has developed a distinctive cultural identity but is still in turmoil over its future. This year’s program includes the latest work of directors familiar to SF JFF audiences, including Amos Gitai (YOM YOM), Eytan Fox (FLORENTENE Part 2) and Avi Mograbi (HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR MOGRABI). More than 50 years after the Shoah, the most promising young directors in Germany have begun to address their country’s terrible past and its impact on their own generation. We proudly bring you the premieres of Dani Levi’s MESCHUGGE and Didi Danquart’s VIEHJUD LEVI. Our Opening Night film is a rare opportunity to look back on Jewish life in the Balkans, where many ethnic groups, including Jews, Armenians, and Turks lived peacefully together for centuries. We present AFTER THE END OF THE WORLD as a prayer for ethnic co-existence and harmony. Please join us for festivities at the Castro Theatre. On Opening Day in Menlo Park, New Bridges for Jewish Community is hosting a brunch (650.857.1800 for reservations). We thank you for your continued support of our work. Our organization is unusual in that box office income and individual donations account for more than half of our annual budget. We are also proud of the corporate sponsors who have chosen to support us, because of the quality of our program and the clarity of our mission. We encourage you to support the generous businesses that support the Festival.

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Janis Plotkin Director

Sam Ball Associate Director

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UNITED STATES PREMIERE

AFTER THE END OF THE WO R L D Bulgaria/Germany/Greece, 1999, 35mm, color, 108 minutes. Bulgarian, Greek, Romani and Turkish with English subtitles. Director: Ivan Nitchev

This unusual romantic tale provides a rare glimpse into the richly textured ethnic heritage of the Balkans. Berto, a world-famous Israeli scholar of Byzantine history, flies back to his native Bulgaria for a conference. There, he meets Araxi, his long-lost childhood sweetheart. They reminisce about their childhood adventures and evoke a lost world of Gypsy and Turkish musical celebrations at which the town’s rabbi and the orthodox priest share jokes over a game of backgammon. The film is replete with colorful interactions between townspeople: Armenians, Greeks, Gypsies, Jews, Turks and ethnic Bulgarians. These communities lived together in relative harmony before World War II. As the lovers’ relationship renews itself, the bittersweet past is echoed in the events of the present. Leading Bulgarian actor Stefan Danailov’s powerful screen presence is a discovery for American audiences.

1999 Berlin Film Festival FILMMAKER IN PERSON! Opening reception at CASTRO THEATRE 6:30 pm

CASTRO THEATRE, Thursday July 15

8:00 pm

UC THEATRE, Thursday July 29

8:45 pm

AFTER15 AFTER29

PARK THEATRE, Sunday July 25

5:30 pm

AFTER25

RAFAEL CENTER, Monday August 2

6:00 pm

AFTER02

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BAY AREA PREMIERE

AS TEARS GO BY

Kazakhstan, 1994, 35mm, black and white and color, 90 minutes. Russian and Kazakh with English subtitles. Director: Satybaldy Narymbetov.

Israel, 1996, 35mm, color, 90 minutes. Hebrew with English subtitles. Director: Eitan Green

A charming, affecting and funny film about coming of age on the road in Israel. Yaakov and his son Yitzhak own a small company that produces parties and events, mostly in small towns and on Kibbutzim. They provide sound equipment and a female vocalist who sings Israeli songs. Father and son enjoy a strong relationship, built on trust and comraderie, but they face a major challenge in their business: Yizhak is unable to pass his driver’s test because he can’t stop crying when he gets behind the wheel. A bittersweet tale unfolds as Yitzhak struggles to get at the root of his problem. His father supports him as best he can, as does Yael, the sweet and beautiful young folk singer with whom Yitzhak is falling in love. WITH BAY AREA PREMIERE

This is a beautiful, semi-autobiographical chronicle of growing up in Kazakhstan in the late 1940s. The film’s main character is Eskin, a young Kazakh boy, who is fast becoming the town’s master accordion player. (Some of the songs he plays are Yiddish tunes!) The character of his best friend Yuri is based on Yuri Mamin, the acclaimed RussianJewish director whose provocative films, including WINDOW TO PARIS and SIDEBURNS, have drawn threats and anti-semitic remarks from Russian and Soviet officials. In the film, the child Mamin is a quiet boy, who already shows signs of amused insight into the absurdity of Soviet life. In Stalin’s Soviet Union, Kazakhstan was a place where misfits, radicals and prisoners were sent. When Eskin’s father befriends some Japanese POWs the family begins to understand the overriding control of Stalinist force. The indelible quality of this film resides in its vivid, deeply humane depictions of ordinary Kazakh, Russian, Uzbek and Japanese people and their relationships. A place and time rarely seen in the West comes to radiant life.

SEA HORSES 1999 San Francisco International Film Festival

Israel, 1998, 16mm, color, 17 minutes. Hebrew with English subtitles. Director: Nir Bergman

Noam is a daredevil. He performs dangerous balancing acts on the balustrade of his balcony, high above the traffic below. He sees this game as a sort of contest between himself and the world. If he wins, his father will come back and his parents will get back together. That night, his mother announces to Noam and his two sisters that the family is moving away from Tel Aviv, without their father. A simple, beautifully crafted story about how a child experiences his parents’ divorce. CASTRO THEATRE, Tuesday July 20

2:00 pm

TEARS20

UC THEATRE, Monday July 26

2:00 pm

TEARS26

PARK THEATRE, Sunday July 25

3:30 pm

TEARS25

RAFAEL CENTER, Sunday August 1

6:30 pm

TEARS01

CASTRO THEATRE, Monday July 19

8:30 pm

UC THEATRE, Tuesday July 27

4:00 pm

ACORD27

PARK THEATRE, Wednesday July 28

9:00 pm

ACORD28

PRESENTED IN COOPERATION WITH THE CONSULATE OF ISRAEL UNDERWRITTEN BY A TEEN INITIATIVE OUTREACH GRANT

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BAY AREA PREMIERE

BAY AREA PREMIERE

THE DANUBE EXODUS

DELTA JEWS: A Film About Jews in the Land of the Blues

Hungary, 1998, video, color, 60 minutes. In English. Director: Peter Forgacs Composer: Tibor Szemzo

USA, 1998, video, 57 minutes. Director: Mike Dewitt

THE DANUBE EXODUS is an intimate, surprising, and gripping journey into the world of refugees displaced by war. Found footage pioneer Forgacs (FREE FALL, 1998 SF JFF) combines music, newsreel images, and narration from private diaries with extraordinary footage taken by the captain of a Danube cruise ship between 1938 and 1945. The Hungarian riverboat captain was a talented, amateur cinematographer. He filmed the transformation of his elegant ship into a refugee liner that carried Central European Jews desperate to escape the coming conflagration, traveling by way of the Danube River to the Black Sea and beyond, to Palestine. In deeply moving and personal moments, the captain captures the hopes and anxieties of his pas-sengers as they dance, pray, and even find romance. As the war continues, he begins to ferry a different set of refugees in the other direction: Bessarabian Germans expelled by the Russians in 1940. Their evacuation and resettlement into Poland as World War II progresses is a haunting counterpoint to the fate of the Jewish refugees. With originality, eloquence, and a profound poignancy, THE DANUBE EXODUS forever illuminates a place and a moment in time. —Deborah Kaufman

The Mississippi Delta is known more for catfish than for gefilte fish, for its levees more than its Levys, and for its blues more than its Jews. For more than a century, however, the largely rural region has been home to a thriving Jewish community, rooted generations-deep in rich southern soil. Jews became an integral part of Delta life, forging a hybrid identity that was deeply Jewish and distinctly southern. Those that remain trace the history of their community that was dominated by fundamental Protestantism and divided by racial inequities. The film includes a surprising account of a Jewish reaction to the Mississippi summer. Narrated by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Alfred Uhry (DRIVING MISS DAISY). PRECEDED BY BAY AREA PREMIERE

PUSHCARTS AND PLANTATIONS USA, 1998, video, 54 minutes. Director: Brian Cohen

FILMMAKER IN PERSON! WITH

From Louisiana's beginnings as a French colony, Louisiana Jews have developed a unique culture steeped in Cajun and Creole influences. Jews from New Orleans to Lake Charles and Shreveport lead us through Mardi Gras, small town southern life and the innovations of keeping a kosher diet in a Cajun culture.

UNITED STATES PREMIERE

PAVEL AND LYALYA Russia/Israel, 1997, 35mm, black and white, 29 minutes. Russian with English subtitles. Director: Victor Kossakovsky

Acclaimed Russian director Victor Kossakovsky poetically records a poignant love story. Pavel Kogan and Ludmila Stanukinas were filmmakers and professors at Saint Petersburg’s world-famous film academy. When Pavel fell ill in 1992, Ludmila took him to Israel to live out his days. Sensuous, real-time shots of Ludmila combing her long white hair dazzlingly reveal a beauty that defies grief and old age. CASTRO THEATRE, Monday July 19

6:30 pm

DANUB19

UC THEATRE, Tuesday July 27

6:15 pm

DANUB27

CASTRO THEATRE, Sunday July 18 UC THEATRE, Wednesday July 28

11:00 am

DELTA18

3:30 pm

DELTA28

DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF HANNAH SENESH

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NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

ELLIS ISLAND TALES

FLORENTENE (Part II)

France, 1980, 116 minutes, 16mm, black and white. English and French with English subtitles. Director: Robert Bober

Israel, 1997, video, 150 minutes. Hebrew with English subtitles. Director: Eytan Fox

This landmark documentary is a poignant meditation on the meaning of exile, diaspora and the American dream. Filmmaker Robert Bober visited Ellis Island in 1979, before it was turned into a museum. The camera follows a young tour guide and some American tourists along the path their ancestors took while passing through the Ellis Island immigration center. Narration by the great French-Jewish writer Georges Perec provides a counterpoint to Bober’s rich cinematic evocation of the island. "For me, Ellis Island is the location of Exile. . . . What I find here are not roots or traces, but the opposite, something shapeless, nearly indescribable that can be called closure or scission or breakage, something intimately and confusedly linked to the very fact of being Jewish." The second part of ELLIS ISLAND TALES is structured around charming, testimonial portraits of Jewish and Italian Americans who passed through Ellis Island. The interviews also evoke New York City as a place of opportunity, and they explore the contradictory legacies of a place nicknamed Island of Tears in both Yiddish and Italian. CASTRO THEATRE, Thursday July 22

1:00 pm

ELLIS22

UC THEATRE, Wednesday July 28

1:00 pm

FREE

The witty, sexy and politically savvy Israeli night-time TV drama FLORENTENE, clearly the audience favorite of last year’s Festival, is back by popular demand. Five new installments continue the story of friendship, love and lust set in the bohemian neighborhood of Florentene, in South Tel Aviv, a haven for Israeli 20-somethings. Whether you saw the first shows or not, these charismatic, welldrawn characters will draw you in. Having shared the shock of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination, the young heroes continue to evolve. Tuti, who was having an affair with her downstairs neighbor, Russian émigré Sasha, has to deal with the arrival of his wife and family. Maor, after having been dumped by TV star Shira, is piecing his life back together, running a successful coffee shop and occasionally seducing beautiful customers to mask his sorrow. Tomer, who just "came out" to his family, must now negotiate his new identity and renegotiate his relationship with his flamboyant "roommate" Iggy. Kobi, having discarded his life in a religious yeshiva in Jerusalem, has second thoughts. Woven into the story are the terrorist attacks in downtown Tel Aviv and the mounting tension in the face-off between Shimon Peres and Benjamin Netanyahu. Hilarious musical numbers and a controversial on-screen kiss between two men complement expert acting, hip and delicious shooting and supersmart writing. "This is must-see TV." –Michael Fox, SF Weekly FILMMAKER IN PERSON!

CASTRO THEATRE, Sunday July 18

8:45 pm

FLORE18

UC THEATRE, Sunday July 25

8:15 pm

FLORE25

PRESENTED IN COOPERATION WITH THE CONSULATE OF ISRAEL UNDERWRITTEN BY TZAVTA OF THE ISRAEL CENTER

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BAY AREA PREMIERE

BAY AREA PREMIERE

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. MOGRABI

I STARE AT YOU AND DREAM

Israel/France, 1999, 16mm, color, 77 minutes. Hebrew with English subtitles. Director: Avi Mograbi

USA, 1997, video, 60 minutes. Director: Susan Mogul

Israeli gadfly Avi Mograbi (HOW I LEARNED TO OVERCOME MY FEAR AND LOVE ARIK SHARON, 1996) is back with a politically dense, tongue-in-cheek mock documentary. It is 1998 and Israel is turning fifty. Mograbi is hired by Israeli television to document numerous lavish celebrations of the nation’s 50th anniversary. At the same time, a veteran Palestinian television producer, Daoud Kutaub, hires him to document a wave of evictions of Palestinians. Meanwhile, Mograbi is facing the prospect of losing his own home. The filmmaker obsessively turns the camera on himself as he desperately tries to make sense of his entangled life. Mograbi masterfully blurs the lines between fact and fiction, between the personal and the political - a metaphor for modern Israeli life.

1999 Berlin Film Festival WITH BAY AREA PREMIERE

This is an intimate, deeply personal look at the lives of four characters caught in the everyday melodrama of life and longing in Los Angeles. Filmmaker Susan Mogul approaches the documentation of neighborhood life both as an outsider who has kept a distinctively New York, Jewish sensibility and as an insider at home with a city and its people. New York-transplant Susan has been living in LA’s Highland Park district for years. She began documenting life on her block, painting a warm, colorful portrait of a friendly, blue-collar neighborhood. In I STARE AT YOU AND DREAM, Mogul introduces us to her best friend Rosie Sanchez, who runs a family Mexican-American restaurant. Also central is Rosie’s daughter Alejandra, a spirited, intelligent teenager who is a hip-hop poet by night. Ray Aguilar is the charming, thoughtful and enigmatic man with whom the filmmaker enjoys an "on-and-off" romance. As they struggle against solitude and societal pressures, Mogul and her friends reach out to one another and redefine family in a modern urban context.

MEMORIAL DAY

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Israel, 1998, 16mm, color, 15 minutes. Hebrew with English subtites. Director: Amit Shalev

BAY AREA PREMIERE

ADIO

A sultry romantic comedy set in a Tel Aviv apartment building inhabited by several young couples. What is not clear is who belongs with whom. The action takes place during the Israeli holiday that commemorates fallen soldiers. A siren rings across the nation and Israelis stop whatever they are doing to observe a moment of silence. CASTRO THEATRE, Tuesday July 20

8:30 pm

HAPPY20

UC THEATRE, Monday July 26

8:45 pm

HAPPY26

PARK THEATRE, Thursday July 29

6:15 pm

USA, 1998, 35mm, color, 19 minutes. Director: Gregory Viens

A film about storytelling and storylistening, ADIO observes the transmission of knowledge and identity between a mother, a daughter and a granddaughter in Los Angeles. What emerges is a loving portrait of a Sephardic Jewish family from the Island of Rhodes.

CASTRO THEATRE, Wednesday July 21

8:30 pm

STARE21

UC THEATRE, Thursday July 29

4:00 pm

STARE29

HAPPY29

UNDERWRITTEN TO HONOR THE WORK OF THE RABBIS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

PRESENTED IN COOPERATION WITH CINE ACCIÓN

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BAY AREA PREMIERE

UNITED STATES PREMIERE

IN THE BEGINNING: Once Upon A Time… There Were Arab Jews

ISAAK BABEL Netherlands, 1998, video, 52 minutes. Dutch, English and Russian with English subtitles. Director: Jack Janssen

France, 1997, video, 57 minutes. French and Arabic with English subtitles. Director: Serge Lalou

This story of a Jewish community living in harmony with its neighbors on Islamic soil is told through the memories of three generations of a family now living in France. Testimonies highlighted with old photographs, postcards and archival footage invite us back to the peace of another time, in the city of Laghouat, Algeria, not so long ago. Family members fondly recall a common Islamic-Jewish culture in a place where Arab Jews and Muslims worked together, studied together and played together. Born into sacred textual traditions, both peoples looked for and found common ground in the Torah and the Koran. This directorial debut by Serge Lalou, producer of ROTHSCHILD’S VIOLIN (1998 SF JFF) and the LAST MARANNOS (1992 SF JFF), is a message from the past that needs to be heard today. CASTRO THEATRE, Tuesday July 20 UC THEATRE, Thursday July 29

4:00 pm

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The Russian-Jewish author Isaak Babel (1894-1940) became famous overnight in 1925 upon the publication of The Red Cavalry, a collection of short stories that ranks high in the canon of twentieth century literature. As a screenplay writer for Sergei Eisenstein, Babel also played a critical role in the development of Soviet cinema. For all his fame, the private Babel remains an enigma. Filmmaker Jack Jannsen interweaves fragments of Babel’s stories (including the film adaptation of "Benya Krik") with the testimony of surviving family members. A contradictory portrait emerges. Babel was a man of great charm who loved children. He was also a tyrant. His three children, each fathered with a different woman, tell of the powerful presence he still has in their lives. His only surviving widow, Anthonina Pirozkhova, an engineer who helped build Moscow’s famous subway system, has devoted much of her life to keeping Babel’s memory alive. She talks about the recurring theme of family reunion that runs through his work, a scene that seldom occur red in his life. Babel lived glamorously and adventurously until, like many Jewish artists, he was executed by Stalin. WITH

A TRIP TO MALIN Russia, 1997, 35mm, 20 minutes, color. Russian with English subtitles. Director: Arkady Kogan

A delightful account of a family reunion in a small, Ukrainian town. A 72-year-old Jewish woman has come with her grandsons to show them the homeland she left behind many years ago. CASTRO THEATRE, Monday July 19

2:00 pm

FREE

UC THEATRE, Tuesday July 27

2:00 pm

FREE

UNDERWRITTEN BY THE BERNARD OSHER JEWISH PHILANTHROPIES

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WORLD PREMIERE

KHROUSTALIOV, MY CAR!

JEWS AND BUDDHISM: Belief Amended, Faith Revealed

Russia/France, 1998, 35mm, black and white, 137 minutes. Russian with English subtitles. Director: Alexei Gherman

USA, 1999, video, 41 minutes. Directors: Bill Chayes and Isaac Solotaroff

This is a timely new work about the spiritual and historical confluence between Buddhism and Judaism. Writers, scholars, and even the first Prime Minister of Israel David Ben Gurion (who practiced Buddhist meditation) remark upon the striking resonance between the two ancient traditions. Allen Ginsberg, who helped to popularize Buddhism in America, plays a central role. Through powerful archival footage, including a fascinating account of the pilgrimage made by eight Jewish scholars to meet the Dalai Lama in India, this film takes us on an exciting and revealing journey into the spiritual underpinnings of two far-reaching cultures. Included are interviews with Bay Area spiritual leaders Rabbi Alan Lew, Sylvia Boorstein and Jack Kornfeld. They exalt in the way their Jewish identities are enriched by meditation and the way Jewish traditions have flexibly adapted to the influence of Buddhism. Narrated by Sharon Stone. PRECEDED BY

KHROUSTIALOV, MY CAR! is a stunning avant-garde achievement, in lustrous black and white, by a master of Russian cinema. The action is set in the winter of 1953 in Moscow. Yuri Glinsky is a Red Army general, a brain specialist in charge of a big state hospital and the head of a large family. He divides his time between the hospital, his home and adulterous affairs accompanied by generous amounts of vodka. The state has set off a monstrous wave of anti-Semitism that will have terrible consequences. Members of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee and Jewish poets will be shot. Jewish theatres will be shut down, and Jewish newspapers will be banned. At home, the general deals with this crisis by hiding his two Jewish nieces in the closet whenever someone comes to visit. He believes his rank may protect him, but his world falls apart when he becomes embroiled in an unsavory affair. In one of the most harrowing scenes ever depicted in cinema, Glinsky is caught, tortured and raped. He is freed in time to pay a doctorís visit to Stalin, who is on his deathbed. The films‘ dense visual poetry is a metaphor for the chaos of a time when everyone is sure something catastrophic will happen, but no one can predict how, where or when.

THE PERSONALS Cannes Film Festival, 1998 San Francisco International Film Festival, 1999

USA, 1998, 16mm, color, 37 minutes. Director: Keiko Ibi

On stage, a group of seniors perform their roles with energy and laughter. Off stage, they conduct their everyday lives alone in silence. THE PERSONALS, this year’s Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary Short, follows a drama group for senior citizens as they rehearse and perform an original play, drawn from the comedy and drama of looking for dates through personal ads.

CASTRO THEATRE, Monday July 19

3:45 pm

KHRUS19

UC THEATRE, Tuesday July 27

8:45 pm

KHRUS27

1999 Academy Award Winner, Documentary Shor t 1998 Jewish Video Competition Winner FILMMAKER IN PERSON! CASTRO THEATRE, Sunday July 18

1:30 pm

JEWBU18

UC THEATRE, Sunday July 25

3:00 pm

JEWBU25

PARK THEATRE, Monday July 26

6:15 pm

JEWBU26

11:00pm

JEWBU01

RAFAEL CENTER, Sunday August 1

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SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE

SNEAK PREVIEW IN SAN FRANCISCO ONLY

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF HANK GREENBERG

MAN IS WOMAN

USA, 1998, 16mm, color, 90 minutes. Director: Aviva Kempner

France, 1997, 35mm, color, 96 minutes. French and Yiddish with English subtitles. Director: Jean-Jacques Zilberman

As Hitler was invading Europe, a handsome, young Jewish baseball player was challenging Babe Ruth's home run record. Aviva Kempner's award-winning documentary reveals how Detroit Tiger Hank Greenberg transcended American religious prejudice, shattered stereotypes, and became an American hero. Part social history, part humorous Americana, this compelling and entertaining movie crosscuts thoughtful and sentimental interviews with family, friends and celebrity fans like Walter Matthau and Alan Dershowitz with rich archival footage from the 1930s and ‘40s. Twelve years in the making, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF HANK GREENBERG delivers thrills and chills, edge-of-your-seat scenes of Hammerin' Hank in action, and the only rendition of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" - in Yiddish - sung by Mandy Patinkin! —Deborah Kaufman

Audience Award, Hamptons Film Festival 1998 FILMMAKER IN PERSON!

CASTRO THEATRE, Sunday July 18

6:00 pm

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This offbeat romantic comedy and Yiddish musical was a surprise blockbuster in France, at one point beating TITANIC’s spectacular box office grosses. Simon, portrayed by the handsome, intense French theatre and film star Antoine de Caunes, is a cynical Parisian jazz musician. Rosalie, played by beautiful, charming Elsa Zylberstein (MINA TANNENBAUM, SF JFF 1994) is an extroverted Yiddish folk singer, an observant girl who is keeping herself pure for the man of her dreams. After hearing Simon play klezmer clarinet at his cousin’s wedding, she decides he is the one. Simon, who isn’t interested in nice Jewish girls, accepts a marriage of convenience with Rosalie to get his family off his back. He also declares undying love to his male cousin. As one would expect, Simon and Rosalie’s marriage is a disaster. They remain poles apart in every imaginable sense, yet their lives are transformed, little by little, in unexpected ways. From the director of NOT EVERYONE IS LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE HAD COMMUNIST PARENTS (1996 SF JFF Opening Night Film) FILMMAKER IN PERSON!

CASTRO THEATRE, Saturday July 17

7:30 pm

UC THEATRE, Saturday July 24

7:15 pm

MANWO24

PARK THEATRE, Sunday July 25

8:30 pm

MANWO25

RAFAEL CENTER, Saturday July 31

8:30 pm

MANWO31

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After the End of the World

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I Stare at you and Dream

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Danube Exodus

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Pushcarts and Plantations

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Biography of a Young Accordion Player

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Pleasures of Urban Decay,

The Seventh Million

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4:00pm 8:45pm

The Roth Explosion WITH

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4:00pm

Ellis Island Tales CODE ELLIS22 (PAGE 6)

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Muni Lines 24, 33, 37 and Streetcars F, K, L, M PUBLIC PARKING on 18th Street between Castro and Collingwood and on Castro Street between 17th and 18th.

5:30pm

8:30pm

6:00PM

AN EVENING WITH BEN KATCHOR

CODE SEVEN20 (PAGE 15)

Urban Doodles

Happy Birthday, Mr. Mograbi

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PARKING METERS: No charge Mon-Sat after 6:00pm and on Sunday

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THE CASTRO THEATRE Is wheelchair accessible.

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Memorial Day

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Yom Yom CODE YOMMM22 (PAGE 18)

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BERKELEY CALENDAR UC THEATRE JULY 24-29 2036 UNIVERSITY AVENUE AT SHATTUCK TELEPHONE (510) 843-6267

SATURDAY, JULY 24 6:00PM 8:45PM

WEDNESDAY, JULY 28

Man Is Woman CODE MANWO24 (PAGE 10) Yom Yom CODE YOMMM24 (PAGE 18)

1:00PM

FREE MATINEE (PAGE 6) NO TICKET NECESSARY

3:30PM

SUNDAY, JULY 25 11:00AM

The Roth Explosion

MONDAY, JULY 26 2:00PM

4:00PM

6:00PM

Port of Last Resort 8:45PM

8:30PM

The Seventh Million CODE SEVEN26 (PAGE 16)

AND

Urban Doodles

Happy Birthday, Mr. Mograbi WITH

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Memorial Day

AND

Carfare City CODE URBAN28 (PAGE 16)

CODE HAPPY26 (PAGE 7)

The Personals

THURSDAY, JULY 29

CODE JEWBU25 (PAGE 9)

TUESDAY, JULY 27 2:00PM

12:00PM

Babel AND

8:00PM

Florentene

A Trip to Malin

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FREE MATINEE (PAGE 8) NO TICKET NECESSARY 4:00PM

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: AC Transit #7, #9,#15,#40,#43, #51, #52 #65,#67,“F” from San Francisco.

4:00PM

Biography of A Young Accordion Player Danube Exodus

BART: Berkeley Station.

Adio CODE STARE29 (PAGE 7) 6:00PM

Babcha CODE MESCH29 (PAGE 14)

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Khroustaliov, My Car! CODE KHRUS27 (PAGE 9)

The UC THEATRE is wheelchair accessible.

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Pavel and Lyalya 8:45PM

I Stare at You and Dream WITH

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In The Beginning Once Upon A Time There Were Arab Jews CODE BEGIN29 (PAGE 8)

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PUBLIC PARKING at Berkeley Way or Center Street between Shattuck and Milvia

AN EVENING WITH BEN KATCHOR

Pleasures of Urban Decay

Jews and Buddhism

CODE JLEVI25 (PAGE 17)

Yidl In The Middle CODE YIDDL28 (PAGE 18)

CODE SISTR26 (PAGE 16)

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Viehjud Levi

6:30PM

Silence

Jonah

5:30PM

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Three Sisters WITH

AND

3:00PM

Delta Jews

CODE TEARS26 (PAGE 4)

AND

CODE PORTO25 (PAGE 14)

AND

As Tears Go By Sea Horses

Purim

12:45PM

Pushcarts and Plantations

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Vilna

Ellis Island Tales

8:45PM

After The End of The World CODE AFTER29 (PAGE 3)

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PENINSULA CALENDAR PARK THEATRE JULY 25-29 1275 EL CAMINO REAL AT V ALPARAISO , MENLO P A R K TELEPHONE (650) 32-MOVIE

SUNDAY, JULY 25 12:30PM

3:30PM

Yidl In The Middle

6:15PM

Jews and Buddhism

CODE YIDDL25 (PAGE 18)

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As Tears Go By WITH Sea Hors e s

CODE JEWBU26 (PAGE 9)

CODE TEARS25 (PAGE 4) 5:30PM

MONDAY, JULY 26

After The End of The World

WEDNESDAY, JULY 28 6:30PM

The Personals 8:45PM

The Port of Last Resort CODE PORTO28 (PAGE 14)

9:00PM

Viehjud Levi

Biography of A Young Accordion Player CODE ACORD28 (PAGE 4)

CODE JLEVI26 (PAGE 17)

CODE AFTER25 (PAGE 3) 8:30PM

Man Is Woman

TUESDAY, JULY 27

CODE MANWO25 (PAGE 10)

6:30PM

AN EVENING WITH BEN KATCHOR

THURSDAY, JULY 29 6:15PM

Pleasures of Urban Decay

PARKTHEATRE: From 101: Exit Marsh Road southbound (away from the Bay). Left turn on Middlefield. Right turn on Oak Grove. Right turn, north on El Camino. The theatre is on the left.

WITH

AND

Memorial Day

Carfare City

CODE HAPPY29 (PAGE 7)

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SAMTRANS: #7 from San Francisco.

8:30PM CALTRAIN: Menlo Park station is two blocks from the Park. (walk north on El Camino Real.)

Meschugge

Happy Birthday, Mr. Mograbi

8:30PM

Yom Yom CODE YOMMM29 (PAGE 18)

WITH

Babcha

THE PARK THEATRE is wheelchair accessible.

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MARIN CALENDAR RAFAEL FILM CENTER JULY 31-AUGUST 2 1 18 4TH STREET, SAN RAFAEL TELEPHONE (415) 454-1222

SATURDAY, JULY 31 6:00PM

Viehjud Levi

SUNDAY, AUGUST 1 11:00AM

CODE JLEVI31 (PAGE 17)

Jews and Buddhism WITH The Pers o n a l s

MONDAY, AUGUST 2 6:00PM

CODE AFTER02 (PAGE 3)

CODE JEWBU01 (PAGE 9) 8:30PM

Man Is Woman CODE MANWO31 (PAGE 10)

1:30PM

The Port of Last Resort CODE PORTO01 (PAGE 14)

4:00PM

Yidl In The Middle Adio (PAGE 7)

WITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER From 101 take Central San Rafael exit. Go west on Fourth Street. The theatre is between A and B Streets.

CODE YIDDL01 (PAGE 18) 6:30PM

GOLDEN GATE TRANSIT: travel five blocks west and one block north from the San Rafael transit center at Third and Weatherton.

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RAFAEL FILM CENTER is wheelchair accessible.

As Tears Go By Sea Horses

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Meschugge WITH B a b c h a

After The End of The World

8:45pm

Yom Yom CODE YOMMM02 (PAGE 18)

This year we'll be publishing our book, INDEPENDENT JEWISH FILM: A RESOURCE GUIDE, on the internet! You’ll be able to find listings of every film the Festival has ever shown - with print sources! In-depth articles, scads of Jewish film resources including a complete list of Jewish Film Festivals worldwide, links to other sites and articles, images, and searchable indexes make this an exciting http://www.sfjff.org new resource.

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MESCHUGGE

BAY AREA PREMIERE

THE PORT OF LAST RESORT

Germany, 1998, 35mm, color, 107 minutes. In English. Director: Dani Levy

Dani Levy (WITHOUT ME, SF JFF 1994) returns to the Festival with a dazzling new thriller that is sexy, taut and psychologically penetrating. This is a beautifully photographed film about two families and their shared past. Events that happened fifty year ago in Germany suddenly take on new meaning and conspire to link people who have not seen one another in decades. Long-dormant emotions emerge despite attempts to keep them hidden. Levy skillfully wends his way through a complex story into the shadowy recesses of a nightmare. Moving between America and Germany, between two generations – one protective of its secrets, the other eager to uncover them MESCHUGGE explores what happens when events collide with actions motivated by a matrix of love, hatred, revenge and reconciliation. This is a collaborative effort between Jewish actor/director Levy and renowned German actress Maria Schrader (WITHOUT ME, SF JFF 1994), who co-wrote the script.

1998 Toronto Film Festival PRECEDED BY

Austria/USA, 1998, 16mm, color, 79 minutes. English and German with English subtitles. Directors: Joan Grossman and Paul Rosdy

The lost Shanghai, a city of extreme contrasts, is revealed through a dazzling array of archival materials: rare home movies, photos, propaganda films, newsreels, relief reports, secret documents and personal and published writings by refugees. An enthralling score by avantguard Jewish composer John Zorn punctuates a rare evocation of Shanghai’s European districts in the 1930s and ‘40s. Interview subjects, four of the thousands of Central European refugees who flooded into Shanghai, recall their experiences. In 1930, the city was a free port and home to thriving Sephardic and Russian Jewish communities. Until the Japanese invasion, no papers were required to live and work in Shanghai, and it was a safe haven for thousands of people fleeing Hitler. With the world at war, the city was in decline and tens of thousands of Chinese refugees began to arrive. The Japanese took over the city in 1943. Jews were forced into the district of Hongkew, where most survived two years of hunger, disease and repression thanks to well-organized support systems and good relations with their new Chinese neighbors. Most Jews fled the city shortly after World War II as the Chinese Civil War was raging.

1999 Berlin Film Festival

BABCHA Israel, 1998, 16mm, color, 15 minutes. Hebrew with English subtitles. Director: Micki Zilbershtein

FILMMAKER IN PERSON!

CASTRO THEATRE, Wednesday July 21

A sexy, eccentric young man lives with his very cool babcha (grandma) in a run-down but homey shack in the country. During a visit to town he meets a beautiful young professional woman, who is at first turned off by his irreverent sense of humor. Slowly, babcha wins her over and she begins to see the young man in a different light. CASTRO THEATRE, Wednesday July 21

5:45 pm

MESCH21

UC THEATRE, Thursday July 29

6:00 pm

MESCH29

PARK THEATRE, Tuesday July 27

8:30 pm

MESCH27

RAFAEL CENTER, Sunday August 1

9:00 pm

MESCH01

UC THEATRE, Sunday July 25

1:30 pm

FREE

12:45 pm

PORTO25

PARK THEATRE, Wednesday July 28

6:30 pm

PORTO28

RAFAEL CENTER, Sunday August 1

1:30 pm

PORTO01

PRESENTED IN COOPERATION WITH THE NATIONAL ASIAN AMERICAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION UNDERWRITTEN BY THE BERNARD OSHER JEWISH PHILANTHROPIES

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WORLD PREMIERE

UNITED STATES PREMIERE

THE ROTH EXPLOSION: Confessions of a Writer

THE SEVENTH MILLION

Germany, 1998, video, 53 minutes. In English. Director: Christa Maerker

Israel/Germany/Netherlands, 1996, video, 104 minutes. Hebrew with English subtitles. Director: Benny Brunner

A remarkably intimate portrait of the great American writer Philip Roth, whose books swing between solemnity and insane comedy. Roth was born in New Jersey in 1933, the son of Yiddish-speaking parents. He allows the internal contradictions of his life to become his subjects, exploring the impact of growing up in "a strictly Jewish milieu" within a broader American context. He talks about his attempts to escape–as in the controversial Portnoy’s Complaint –and discusses his resulting feelings of guilt. He speaks with candor about his relationship with actress Claire Bloom. PRECEDED BY SHORTS

PURIM USA, 1998, video, 3 minutes. Director: Madeline Schwartzman

Hasidic children masquerade in Brooklyn, New York, on the holiday of Purim. The unfamiliar gaze of the camera adds a surprise twist to these portraits.

VILNA

This arresting video-essay is closely based on a controversial book by Israeli historian Tom Segev, which examines the most sensitive and previously-closed chapters of Israeli history. Segev tells what he believes to be the last major story about the Holocaust: Zionist leadership’s ambiguous response while the Holocaust was happening and Israel’s struggle to deal with a terrible legacy. Director Benny Brunner (AL NAKBA, 1998 SF JFF) and writer Segev describe the disturbing postwar reception of Holocaust survivors, who found themselves ignored by a society devoted to heroism and the creation of a "new man." An important moment is the Eichmann trial in the early sixties, which served as group therapy for the nation as survivors were finally allowed to publicly tell their story. Segev’s narration is punctuated by fascinating, archival footage and tours through Holocaust memorial sites in Israel and at Auschwitz. Interviews with prominent Israeli thinkers provide a foil, sometimes directly countering Segev’s arguments, thus providing an interesting dialectic. This is a hard look at the complicated relationship between the Holocaust and Israeli political identity in the first fifty years following the most cataclysmic event in Jewish history.

USA, 1998, video, 3 minutes.

This exquisitely-crafted love-poem, filmed in New York and Vilna, pays tribute to the Lithuanian city once known as “the Jerusalem of the East.”

CASTRO THEATRE, Tuesday July 20

5:30 pm

SEVEN20

UC THEATRE, Monday July 26

6:00 pm

SEVEN26

JONAH Hungary, 1998, 35mm, 4 minutes.

This is an off-beat and hilarious animated retelling of a biblical story. FILMMAKER IN PERSON!

CASTRO THEATRE, Thursday July 22 UC THEATRE, Sunday July 25

3:30 pm

PROTH22

11:00 am

PROTH25

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AN EVENING WITH BEN KATCHOR Ben Katchor is a pioneer of a burgeoning new genre: the American Jewish graphic novel. He is the creator of The Jew of New York; Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer and the nationally syndicated Cardboard Valise (which runs in the SF Weekly). His eccentric vision of the urban diaspora touches our deepest subconscious.

US PREMIERE

THREE SISTERS Israel/Germany, 1998, 16mm, color, 68 minutes. In Hebrew, Yiddish and Polish with English subtitles. Director: Tzipi Reibenbach-Levison.

This unusual and beautifully photographed documentary tells the story of three sisters in Tel Aviv, all of whom were in love with the same man in Poland, more than 50 years ago. Fruma won him, though he loved Esther, the youngest, most of all. Today, the sisters take care of their ailing husbands and speak to each other on the telephone (in Yiddish, Polish and Hebrew), but they rarely meet. The pace of this verite documentary matches the pace of their daily life. Director Tzipi Reibenbach takes a deeply personal and cathartic approach to a difficult subject: people whose youth was stolen by the Nazis who are now approaching death. With humor and sensitivity, Reibenbach turns the camera on her two aunts, her mother and the skeletons in the family closet. The result is a delicate and powerful requiem for a culture that is slowly taking its leave.

WORLD PREMIERE

PLEASURES OF URBAN DECAY USA/Canada, 1999, 16mm, color, 18 minutes. In English. Director: Sam Ball

Katchor’s Yiddish-inflected voice guides us through a vast and shadowy landscape of old skyscrapers, neglected warehouses and all-night cafeterias. PLEASURES OF URBAN DECAY peers behind the city’s facades and through its cracks, turning New York’s everyday trappings into urban poetry.

URBAN DOODLES USA, 1996, video, 14 minutes. Director: George Kuchar

Legendary San Francisco filmmmaker George Kuchar’s low-budget video pays homage to the comic-strip artist. A visit with Katchor in his downtown Manhattan studio is juxtaposed with an irreverent excursion through a comic art exhibit in Oakland.

Berlin Film Festival, 1998 WITH

SILENCE

WEST COAST PREMIERE

England, 1998, 35mm, color, 15 minutes.

CARFARE CITY

This imaginative animated film captures the haunting, surreal world of a child who survived Teresienstadt thanks to her resourceful grandmother.

1998 New Directors, N ew Films 1999 San Francisco International Film Festival CASTRO THEATRE, Wednesday July 21

4:00pm

SISTR21

UC THEATRE, Monday July 26

4:00pm

SISTR26

USA, 1996, color slide performance, 40 minutes. Director: Ben Katchor

In this slide-show performance, the artist looks at the mysterious processes involved in navigating the streets of a city. He will present his utopian urban plan. CARFARE CITYfirst appeared in Katchor’s "The Evening Combinator," a story the producers of JUMANJI have optioned to turn into a Hollywood film. BEN KATCHOR WILL APPEAR IN ALL VENUES. FILMMAKERS WILL ALSO BE PRESENT.

URBAN DOODLES will be shown in San Francisco and Berkeley only. CASTRO THEATRE, Thursday July 22

6:00 pm

UC THEATRE, Wednesday July 28

8:30 pm

URBAN28

PARK THEATRE, Tuesday July 27

6:30 pm

URBAN27

UNDERWRITTEN BY AN ANONYMOUS DONER

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VIEHJUD LEVI

BAY AREA PREMIERE

WHO’S THE CABOOSE?

Germany, 1999, 35mm, color, 97 minutes. German and Yiddish with English subtitles. Director: Didi Danquart

USA, 1997, 35mm, color, 93 minutes. Director: Sam Seder.

In 1935 Levi comes down, as he does every year, to do business in a remote Black Forest valley. He is in love with Farmer Horger’s beautiful daughter Lisbeth, and he looks forward to the trip. But the valley has changed. The government in Berlin has sent a young engineer and his men to undertake a major railway project, and the newcomers bring more than just the railroad. Their National-Socialist spirit proves to be contagious. Lisbeth’s father is one of many who will no longer buy cattle from a Jew. (Viehjud is an old, derogatory German word for a Jew in the cattle trade.) Other signs of a new era, the Nazi flag, for example, begin to arrive and, slowly, Levi’s journey to a familiar place becomes a nightmare. None of the villagers will stand up for him except for Lisbeth. She is appalled at the change in her town and beginning to lose faith in her rebellious but weak-spirited boyfriend Paul. She is falling in love with Levi, but time is against them. German actress Eva Mattes, of Fassbinder fame, gives a splendid performance as Mrs. Horger.

This mockumentary (in the tradition of WAITING FOR GUTHMAN, LIVING IN OBLIVION and THIS IS SPINAL TAP) is a delightfully scathing send-up of LA’s comedy biz. Susan, a 20-something New Yorker, goes out West for "pilot season," when a multitude of aspiring actors vye for scant employment opportunities in network sit-coms. A documentary crew "from NYU film school" abandons a thesis project about homelessness to follow her. Much to Susan’s delight, the crew has little respect for her privacy, which gives her instant cachet in Hollywood and adds drama to her blundering relationship with her boyfriend Max, who follows her to LA though he is not invited. The road to network fame is a hilarious parade of stressed-out personal assistants, shady agents, ruthless casting agents and turncoat friends. You don’t have to be an insider to laugh with rueful recognition at the travails of young, mostly-Jewish actors, who have to compete for roles in coveted TV fare such as And Baby Makes Five, or Don’t Forget Your Mother-in-Law. Cable-television junkies will relish appearences by the best young talent in American comedy, including Andy Dick (News Radio), David Cross (Mr. Show), Laura Silverman (Dr. Katz), star Sarah Silverman (Seinfeld), and co-star Jon Benjamin.

1999 Berlin Film Festival Caligari Prize (award for innovation) FILMMAKER IN PERSON!

CASTRO THEATRE, Saturday July 17

5:00 pm

JLEVI17

UC THEATRE, Sunday July 25

5:30 pm

JLEVI24

PARK THEATRE, Monday July 26

8:45 pm

JLEVI25

RAFAEL CENTER, Saturday July 31

6:00 pm

JLEVI31

FILMMAKERS IN PERSON!

CASTRO THEATRE, Saturday July 17

10:00 pm

CABOS17

PRESENTED IN COOPERATION WITH THE GOETHE INSTITUT UNDERWRITTEN BY GARY AND LAURA LAUDER

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BAY AREA PREMIERE

BAY AREA PREMIERE

YIDL IN THE MIDDLE: Growing Up Jewish in Iowa

YOM YOM

USA, 1998, 16mm, color, 58 minutes. Director: Marlene Booth

Israel, 1998, 109 minutes, 35mm, color. Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles. Director: Amos Gitai

In many ways, Marlene Booth was just like any other girl growing up in the fairy-tale world of 1950s Iowa. She went to football games with her father, sang the Iowa Corn Song with pride, dreamed of being a cheerleader, was a member of the Girls Club and Student Court, and ended up marrying her high-school sweetheart. But there was something about her that always made her feel different: She was Jewish. With warmth and wisdom, Booth provides a missing link in discussions of Jewish identity – the "negotiated identity" of Jews in smalltown America who adapt their behavior to local norms. Through hilarious home movies, conversations with old friends and footage of Marlene’s thirtieth high school reunion, we witness the forging of an identity composed of conflicting parts. Marlene Booth’s RAANANAH (1981), THE FORWARD (1988) and WHEN I WAS 14 (1996) were featured in previous San Francisco Jewish Film Festivals. FILMMAKER IN PERSON!

CASTRO THEATRE, Sunday July 18

4:00 pm

YIDDL18

UC THEATRE, Wednesday July 28

6:30 pm

YIDDL28

PARK THEATRE, Sunday July 25

5:30 pm

YIDDL25

RAFAEL CENTER, Sunday August 1

4:00 pm

YIDDL01

YOM YOM (Day After Day) is an existential comedy about a half-Arab, half-Jewish Israeli from Haifa, played by the renowned Israeli actor Moshe Ivgi (CUP FINAL, SF JFF 1992; SH’CHUR, 1994; SHUROO, 1991). He is Mussa to his Palestinian father, Moshe to his mother and Mosh to his friends. Ivgi’s character is a hypochondriac who fantasizes about his doctor. He is more or less happily married to Didi and he is having an affair with a sexy younger woman, Grisha. He shares all his thoughts and fantasies with his best friend Jules, played by the ruggedly handsome Arab/Jewish actor Juliano Mer r. The two share an obsessive fear of death. Unbeknownst to Mosh, they share the beautiful Grisha as well. Tragicomic episodes in the life of Mosh’s half-Jewish, half-Palestinian family take us through a mirror gallery of daily reality in Haifa. Mosh’s father is an Israeli Arab who must decide whether to sell his family’s ancestral land to a super-modern Israeli mall. This question preoccupies the characters and reveals the complexity of their relationships. At the center of the kaleidoscope is Mosh’s cousin Mimi, a traffic controller who observes parts of the story, transmitted to her office by surveillance cameras positioned all over the city. She is simultaneously a character in the film and it’s first spectator, evoking the pressure of living in a society so small and tense that it is easy to feel you are constantly being watched.

1999 Berlin Film Festival WITH ACTOR MOSHE IVGI PRESENT CASTRO THEATRE, Thursday July 22

8:15 pm

YOMMM22

UC THEATRE, Saturday July 24

8:45 pm

YOMMM24

PARK THEATRE, Thursday July 29

8:30 pm

YOMMM29

RAFAEL CENTER, Monday August 2

8:45 pm

YOMMM02

PRESENTED IN COOPERATION WITH AMERICAN JEWISH WORLD SERVICE CLOSING NIGHT IN SAN FRANCISCO IS UNDERWRITTEN BY THE CAVALIER FAMILY FUND, SANDY ROSENBERG AND CAROLYN CAVALIER-ROSENBERG. LIBATIONS FOR RECEPTION PROVIDED BY SKYY VODKA.

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ADIO Gregory Viens 333 S. Bedford Drive Beverly Hills CA 90212 tel: 310.552.7902 fax: 310.556.2697 gfviens@prodigy.net AFTER THE END OF THE WORLD Cinemascope Nichev 8, L Karavelov str. Sofia 1000 Bulgaria tel: 359 2.873.577 fax: 359 2.980.7055 nichev@omega.bg AS TEARS GO BY Regev Dvash Productions 10 Hafetz Haim Street Tel Aviv 67441 Israel tel: 972 3.604.6469 fax: 972 3.602.1245 BABCHA Micky Zilbershtein 6 Hagalil Street Holon 58266 Israel tel: 972 3.629.7362 fax: 972 3.556.4097 cell: 972 53.970.159 BABEL First Run/Icarus Films 153 Waverly Place, 6th Fl. New York, NY 10014 tel: 212.727.1711 fax: 212.989.7649 BIOGRAPHY OF A YOUNG ACCORDION PLAYER Satybaldy Narymbetov Almaty Kazakhstan fax: 7 3272.481.155 DANUBE EXODUS, THE Peter Forgacs Mese koz 10 Budapest H-1121 Hungary tel: 36 1.200.7624 pforgacs@mail.datanet.hu WORLD WIDE SALES Cesar Messemaker Lumen Film Korte Prinsensgracht 17-D NL – 1013 GN Amsterdam Holland Tel: 31 20.623.2600 Fax: 31 20.625.4830 Hilversum fax: 31 31.622.1876 Cell: 31 65.124.2068 Cesarmessemaker@lumen film.demon.nl DELTA JEWS Mike DeWitt 323 West 100th Street #9 New York, NY 10025 tel: 212.865.9035 fax: 212.358.0662 ELLIS ISLAND TALES Robert Bober 44 rue Rene-Boulanger Paris 75010 France tel: 33 142.027.154

FLORENTENE Edna Harel fax: 650.529.9065 haimharl@ix.netcom.com HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR.MOGRABI Avi Mograbi 5 Bilu Street Tel Aviv 65222 Israel tel: 972 3.685.8889 fax: 972 3.685.9154 I STARE AT YOU AND DREAM Susan Mogul 4920 Echo Street #14 Los Angeles, CA 90042 tel: 323.255.1262 susanmogul@aol.com IN THE BEGINNING:ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WERE ARAB JEWS Catherine Roux Les Films d'Ici 12 rue Clavel Paris 75019 France tel: 33 1.4452.2323 fax: 33 1.4452.2324 films.dici@wanadoo.fr JEWS AND BUDDHISM Bill Chayes Judah Magnes Museum 2911 Russell Street Berkeley, CA 94705 tel: 510.549.6950 fax: 510.849.3650 JONAH Zsolt Kertesz PannoniaFilm KFT Kerek u. 80 Budapest 1035 Hungary tel: 36 1.250.0194 ex.131 fax: 36 1.250.0233 pannonia@mail.datanet.hu KHROUSTALIOV, MY CAR! Flach Pyramid International 5 rue Richepanse Paris 75008 France tel: 33 1.4296.0220 fax: 33 1.4020.0551 pricher@f-p-i.net MAN IS WOMAN Alain Binet UGC International 2 rue des Quatre-Fils Paris 75003 France tel: 33 1.4029.8900 fax: 33 1.4029.8910 cremont@ugc.fr MEMORIAL DAY Amit Shalev 4th Hovevy Zion Street #7 Tel Aviv 63148 Israel tel: 972 3.525.9073 fax: 972 3.525.9073 MESCHUGGE Bavaria Film International Bavariafilmplatz 8 Geiselgasteig 82031 Germany tel: 49 896.499.3179 fax: 49 896.499.3720 michael.weber@bavaria-film.de

PAVEL AND LYALYA YOM YOM Jane Balfour Films Burghley House 35 Fortess Road London, England tel: 44 171.267.5392 fax: 44 171.267.4241 jbf@janebalfourfilms.co.uk PERSONALS, THE Keiko Films 561 Hudson Street #115 New York, NY 10014 tel: 212.229.1387 fax: 212.645.7495 KeikoFilms@aol.com PLEASURES OF URBAN DECAY Romalis Productions 162 DeGrassi St. Toronto, ON M4M 2K7 Canada tel: 416.406.3450 fax: 416.406.2891 lromalis@imax.com PORT OF LAST RESORT, THE Pinball Films 18 Cheever Place Brooklyn,NY 11231 tel: 718.855.9836 fax: 718.855.9836 joangrs@mail.idt.net PURIM Madeline Schwartzman 248 Third Ave. Apt. 4 New York, NY 10010 tel: 212.477.1309 fax: 212.674.1495 PUSHCARTS & PLANTATIONS Apple West Productions 327 E. 88th Street, Suite 15 New York, NY 10128 tel: 212.348.7740 fax: 212.876.8783 2027278@mcimail.com http://pages.prodigy.com/ applewest ROTH EXPLOSION, THE Christa Maerker SybelstraBe 45 Berlin 10629 Germany tel: 49 30.323.7095 fax: 49 30.323.9616 cmaerker@aol.com SEA HORSES The Sam Spiegel Film & Television 4 Yad Harutzim St. Jerusalem 91103 Israel tel: 972 2.673.1950 fax: 972 2.673.1949

SILENCE Filmmakers Library 124 East 40th Street New York, NY 10016 tel: 212.808.4980 THE LIFE AND TIMES OF HANK GREENBERG Ciesla Foundation 3721 Jenifer Street NW Washington, DC 20015 tel: 202.244.1347 fax: 202.686.5445 THREE SISTERS Tsipi Productions 4/40 Eliahu Hakim St. Tel Aviv, 69120 Israel tel: 972 3.642.8073 fax: 972 3.641.5115 TRIP TO MALIN Arkady Kogan Zelenograd, korp. 1005, ap. Moscow K-575 Russia tel: 7 095.532.1320 fax: 7 095.209.4021 paganel@cityline.ru URBANDOODLES George Kuchar San Francisco Art Institute Film and Video Department San Francisco, CA 94144 tel: 415. 771. 7020 fax: 415.749.4590 VIEJUD LEVI Martin Hagemann Zero Film Lehrter Strasse 57 Berlin D-10557 Germany tel: 49 30.390.66.30 fax: 49 30.394.58.34 zerofilm@bln.de VILNA Harvey Wang 309 East 4th St. #3C New York, NY 10009 tel: 212.777.5918 WHO'S THE CABOOSE Pilot Season Inc. 425 Park Ave. Suite 10A New York, NY 10016 tel: 212.689.2912 fax: 212.481.2001 http://www.pilotseason.com YIDL IN THE MIDDLE Raphael Films 23 Irving Street Cambridge, MA 02138 tel: 617.547.2865 fax: 617.497.9484

SEVENTH MILLION, THE Benny Brunner Weteringschans 40/1 Amsterdam 1017 SH The Netherlands tel: 31 20.627.7859 dov@xs4all.nl

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SPONSORS

NEA/Media Arts Program Bernard Osher Jewish Philanthropies San Francisco Grants for the A r t s Teen Initiative Outreach Grant Tzavta of the Israel Center

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We wish to thank the following for their generous support.

BUSINESS A N D COMMUNITY SPONSORS Wells Fargo Bank Skyy Vo d k a Barrish Bail Bonds Friedkin-Becker Management Margolin & Biatch Temple Emanu-El

IN-KIND GIFTS Alternative T e l e c o m ARCH Drafting Supplies AVR Gold Full Service V i d e o

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Consulate of Israel Consulate of F r a n c e Ev Shafrir Fantasy Studios Film Arts F o u n d a t i o n Goethe Institut H E ' B R E W, The Chosen Beer H u r e t , Rothenberg & C o. Joie de Vivre Hotels Jeremiah's Pick Joseph Schmidt Confections Marcia Freedman Marketing & Communications McCune A u d i o v i s u a l Meryle W e i n s t e i n Monaco Labs & V i d e o Odwalla Oppenheimer Camera Outpost Rental Express V i d e o Aero Delivery Bartel A u d i o v i s u a l Blumenfeld Enterprises, I n c. Cable Co-op Cafe Borrone Ciao Bella Gelato CheeseCake City Hagafen Cellars I z z y ’s Brooklyn Bagels Judy's Breadsticks, A K A L o v e s t i c k s Just Desserts Kepler's Books KQED-TV KRON-TV La Tempesta Bakery New Bridges to Jewish Community P h o t o g r a p h e r ’s Lighting Seltzer Sisters Semifreddi's Bakery Sweet Sue Trader Jo e ' s Ultimate Cookie

ANGELS Anonymous Leyna Bernstein & Peter Barnes Susie Coliver Victor & Lorraine Honig Maurice Kanbar

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PRODUCER'S CIRCLE Anonymous Linda and Neill Brownstein Rick Cummings Nan Fink Gefen Jonathan & Susan Golovin Carl Grunfeld Valerie J o s e p h Virginia King Donna K o r o n e s Laura and Gary Lauder Moses Libitsky & Susan Solomon Alan Ramo Marc Reisman Aaron Roland Susan & Alan Rothenberg Phyllis Rubinstein Carol and Harry Saal Sam Salkin Gerry & Lela Sarnat Leonard Shustek Marion Sofaer Steven & Mary Swig Marty & Bonnie T e n e n b a u m Janet Tr a u b Dan Wo h l f e i l e r

S U S TA I N E R S Anonymous Robert & Judy A p t e k a r Arthur Berliner Bonnie Burt & Mark Liss Catherine Coates Harry Chotiner Norman Coliver Michael Ehrenzweig Claudia & Howard Herman Jack & Debra Kaiser Sunny Kaplan Sheila Khalov Ellen Jane Ku t t e n Racquel Newman Sara Newman Tobey Roland Joan Sarnat & David Hoffman Judy Schaefer Albert & Janet Schultz Helen Serxner Alan Snitow Barry & Marjorie Tr a u b Corey We i n s t e i n

F O U N D ATIONS AND PUBLIC SUPPORT California Arts Council Consulate of Israel Howard Berkowitz F o u n d a t i o n Jewish Community Endowment Fund Jewish Community Federation of San F r a n c i s c o, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties Nathan Cummings F o u n d a t i o n Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund Richard & Rhoda Goldman Fund Walter & Elise Haas Fund William & Flora Hewlett F o u n d a t i o n Jewish Federation of the Greater East Bay David L. Klein Jr. Memorial F o u n d a t i o n Richard Nagler & Sheila Sosnow Family F o u n d a t i o n

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Susan A l p e r, Montreal JFF Will Aarsheim David & Nicole Ball Jerry Barrish Rick Bartel Gina Batelli Randy Bean, Channel 51 Melanie Beene Carrie Bennet, Mark Gantor & Gary Olive Paul Benson David Biale Tod Booth, Castro T h e a t e r Maria Borrone Brandeis Hillel Day School Oren Branstein, Joie de Vivre Hotels Rebecca Broder Greg Byrne and staff, Music A n n e x Olga Carlisle Bill Chayes Phyllis Cook, Jewish Community Endowment Fund Jeremy Cowan Susie Crumpler, Eric Ludwig, Leonore Naxon, JCC of SF Nicole Galiner, Berlin JFF Justin A t k i n , Josh Wa l l a c e, Cable Co-op Emanuel Delloye Rob Elkin Monica Espinoza Ann Etheridge, Bay Area Video Coalition Josh Fe i g e r Brian Gaines Sue Glazer Gail Silva, J Carranza, & KC Smith, Film Arts Fo u n d a t i o n Don Flaxman Russ Gage, Michael Lumpkin, Jennifer Morris, & Desi del Va l l e, Fr a m e l i n e D r. Ingrid Eggers, Goethe Institut Meir F e n i g s t e i n , Israfest Fo u n d a t i o n Gloria Goldblatt Brian Gordon, Golden Gate Aw a r d s, San Francisco Film Society Elaine Gradman Hamilton Hall Pam Hickox Amara Holstein, Koret Fo u n d a t i o n Shalomi Ravid & Melissa Stern, The Israel Center Mareya Ibrahim Jeff Jo n e s Deborah Kaufman Liz Ke i m , The Exploratorium Clark Ke p l e r Mike Ke s s e l m a n , Koret Fo u n d a t i o n Ko d a k Scott Dwyer, K Q E D Rena Krasnow, S i n o - Judaic Institute Jan Krawitz, Stanford University Alan Blandgee, Will Fo x , Ruth Hayler, Michael McLellan, and Brian Zatko; Landmark T h e a t r e s Marc Fi s h k i n , Mill Valley Film Fe s t i v a l Edith Kramer, Pacific Film A r c h i v e Hannah Kranzberg Nancy Fi s h m a n , Bradley Jo n e s, Karen Larsen, and all our pals at Larsen Associates Mina Le Boeuf, INA Irina Leimbacker, SF Cinematheque Nancy Levenberg & Ernie We i r Rachel Levin, Righteous Persons Foundation Rabbi Alan Lew


Caroline Libresco Robyn Lieberman, Walter & Elise Haas Fund Lori Luft Maria Manlove Noa Mendel, Sam Spiegel School of Film & T V Gary Meyer Craig Merritt Marcia Mintz, Jewish Community F ederation South Peninsula Region Tiffany Mitchell Rob Monaco, Sandi Stewart, Anne OíTo o l e ; Monaco Labs Peter Moore & Anita Monga Judi Montell Pauline Juste & David Te b o u l , Museum of Jewish Art & History, P a r i s Nanette Fo k , Brian Lau, Eddie Wo n g ; N A ATA Lynda Najarian Miriam Nathan, Washington JFF Jerome Chanes, Avi Decktor, Richard Siegel; N F J C Ori Nir Stacey NiKhole Tamsin Orion, Stanford Instructional Te l e v i s i o n Pacific Film A r c h i v e Ken Packer Marc Page Annaick Peídrono Micha Peled Richard Pena, New York Film Society Greg Phillips, Osher Marin JCC Jeremiah Pick Debra Plotkin Tom Powers, Release Print Jim Pursley Cullen Quave, Steadi Systems Quest Productions Les Rabinowicz, F estival of Jewish Cinema, Australia H o l l y - Jane Rahlens Mark Reisbaum, Jewish Community Endowment Fund Michael Renov, U S C Henry S. Rosenthal Alan & Susan Rothenberg Sara Rubin & Kai W i l s o n , Boston JFF Audrey Ryan Peter Scarlett, Hilary Hart, Amy Leisner, Rachel Rosen, Doug Jo n e s, SF International Film Festival Marc Schnapp Maria Schrader Steve Seid Sarah Schoen, Gloria Ferrer Champagne Marie Shek, Consulate of Israel Joel Shepard, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Mel & Lisa Sibony Gail Silva, FA F Jordan Simmons, East Bay Center for the Performing Arts Dita Sixt, Goethe Institut Micole Skertic Karl Soehlein, Release Print Spring Smith K C S m i t h , FA F Marc Smolowitz Alan Snitow Kate Stilley Judy Stone Tom Battin & Miriam Engleberg, Support Center for Nonprofit Management Nechama Ta m l e r Gene Tr a u b Janet Tr a u b Roger Udin, Rental Express Rosalia Va l e n c i a , Cine Acción Boris V l a d i m i r s k y Giorgi Vlashenko

SPONSORS

Marilyn Wa l d m a n Janice We i n s t e i n , New Bridges to Jewish Community Monica and Alan Zimmerman Steven Zipperstein Maria Zvetina, UC T h e a t r e Steve Zwetsch

F E S T I VAL TRAILER CREDITS Producer/Director Sam Ball Editor Sari Gilman Cinematography Daniel Robin Sound Design and Mix Dave Nelson,Outpost Assistant Camera Jonathan Sanford Titles Carter Tomassi,Messy Optics Titles Lithography Circus Litho Negative Cutting Angela Chou Assistant Editor Karine Baczynski Noise Reduction Dolby SR Optical Soundtrack NT Audio

Technical Director Hal Roland Ticket Manager Lisa Geduldig Assistant Box Office Manager Christian Bruno Ticketing Staff Emma Neuman Stacey NiKhole Volunteer Coordinator Emeritus Ted Greenberg Volunteer Coordinator Peter J. Jacobson Creative Director, Festival On-line Ev Shafrir Website & Publicity Assistant Stacy Bloom Hospitality Coordinator Josh Feiger Hospitality Assistant Maddy Russell-Shapiro Transportation Coordinator Corey Eubanks Special Events Coordinator Lawrence Helman Business Sponsors Lawrence Helman Corey Weinstein Community Outreach Kate Goldstein Breyer Penny Rosenwasser

Laboratory and Telecine Monaco Labs and Video

Photographers Richard Bermack Andy Partos

Camera Package Oppenheimer

Catering Rebecca Broder Catering

AVID Film Composer Film Arts Foundation

Art In UC Theatre Lobby Elly Simmons

Post Production Facility: Fantasy, Inc.

© 1999 SAN FRANCISCO

Lighting Equipment Photographer’s Lighting

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Insurance: Henry S Rosenthal,Complex Corp .

Independent Filmmakers Looking At Ourselves

35 MM Film Stock KODAK

F E S T I VAL PRODUCTION STA F F Program Design Deb Sibony Editor Marcia Freedman Copyeditor Malka Weitman Printing Descalsio Lithograph Window Display Mira Reisberg Guy Geduldig Publicist Larsen Associates Accounting Trudi Larsen Festival Production Manager Susan Freundlich House Manager Brad Robinson

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Cover photos from the films: ADIO, MESCHUGGE, ISAAK BABEL For further information regarding this program and others sponsored by the San Francisco Jewish film Festival please contact: SA N FRANCISCO

jewish film festival 346 Ninth Street San Francisco, CA 94103 Tel: 415-621-0556 FAX: 415-621-0568

The Jewish Film Festival is a beneficiary of the Jewish Community Federation of San F r a n c i s c o, the Peninsula, M a r i n , and Sonoma Counties. This program is funded in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency, a n d is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the A r t s.

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TICKET ORDER FORM (415) 552-FEST (552-3378)

http://www.sfjff.org

PRICES:

GENERAL INFORMATION

SPECIAL EVENTS

All programs are subject to change. Seating for all films is on a first-come, first-served basis.

San Francisco Opening Night Film & Party: $19

NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES!

For all ticket information, call the Jewish Film Festival information line, (415) 552-FEST (552-3378).

San Francisco Closing Night Film & Party: $10 SORRY, NO DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR ANY SFJFF SPECIAL EVENTS

*For daily recorded program information, call the Castro Theatre from July 15-22 at (415) 621-6120; from July 24-29 call the UC Theatre at (510) 843-6267. From July 25-29 call the Park Theatre at (650) 32-MOVIE or (650) 326-6843 and from July 31-August 2 call the Rafael Film Center at (415) 454-1222.

ALL FESTIVAL PASS: $119 (AMAZING DEAL!!!)

Good for all films at all theatres. Includes Opening and Closing Night parties. Enjoy special Passholders door at theatres! Seats for passholders held until 20 minutes prior to show.

HOW AND WHERE TO BUY TICKETS: NEW TICKETING SERVICE FOR 1999!: We are pleased to offer a more streamlined, in-house ticketing service. It Ă­s as easy as filling out the TICKET ORDER FORM, faxing, mailing or phoning your order.

NEW THIS YEAR!

REEL PASS: $35 For 25 years and younger only. Proof of age required. Same benefits

ADVANCE TICKETS

as all festival pass. (See above)

BUY MANY! BUY EARLY! Please note that the advance ticket rate is only good for ticket orders received in our office by Thursday, JULY 8th. NO EXCEPTIONS. Your advance order will be sent to you via US mail.

ADVANCE TICKETS: $7.00 Available through mail/fax order until July 8th. No advance orders will be accepted after this date. DISCOUNTS: Seniors (over 65), students* (under 25), disabled, and matinees: $5.00

FAX ORDER

(FORCREDIT CARD PAYMENT ONLY)

Please fill out this form completely. Orders must include credit card number, name on card, expiration date, signature and phone number. Fax orders to (415) 552-0307.

*MUST ENCLOSE COPY OF STUDENT I.D.

DAY-OF-SHOW SALES: $7.50

NO FAX ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER JUL Y 8TH.

Available on the day of the show at the theatre box office. DISCOUNTS: Seniors (over 65), students *(under 25), disabled, and matinees: $6.00 * MUST SHOW STUDENT I.D.

For films being shown that day, tickets are available at the theatre box office one hour prior to the first show of the day. For any other day, tickets are available at the JFF ticket table in the lobby for any film at any venue. The lobby ticket table opens one hour prior to the first show of the day.

MAIL ORDER Please fill out this form completely and be sure to include the handling charge. Orders must be accompanied by a check payable to San Francisco Jewish Film Festival or include credit card number, name on card, expiration date, signature and a self-addressed, stamped envelope. NO MAIL ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER JUL Y 8TH.

Send all mail orders to:

SFJFF Box Office 2336 Market St.#6 San Francisco, CA 94114

MATINEES: No tickets are necessary for free matinees. All other weekday screenings before 5:00 PM: $6.00 day-of-show. ($5.00 in advance)

GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE: Contact our office (415) 552-FEST (552-3378) for rates.

NEW THIS YEAR!

PHONE ORDERS

(FOR CREDIT CARD PAYMENT ONLY)

Call our in-house TICKET ORDER LINE, (415) 552-FEST (552-3378). Please have your order form filled out with FILM TITLE and PROGRAM CODES and your credit card number ready. There will be a $5.00 service and mailing fee for phone orders only. PHONE ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED MONDAY - FRIDAY (12:00-5:00PM) THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL.NOTE:DAY-OF-SHOW TICKETS CANNOT BE PURCHASED BY PHONE.

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TICKET ORDER FORM ALL FAX AND MAIL ORDERS MUST BE RECEIVED BY JULY 8TH. To pay by check, send ORDER FORM with check and self-addressed, stamped envelope to: SFJFF Box Office, 2336 Market Street #6, San Fr a n c i s c o, CA 94114. P h o n e : (415) 552-FEST (552- 3378) To pay by credit card mail Order Form to address above or fax to: (415) 552-0307 PLEASE PRINT NEA T LY !

Name (as shown on credit card) Address City Day Phone

State

ZIP

Evening Phone

Method of Payment (check one) Visa

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E-m ail address

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Account #

Expiration Date

Signature Authori zation to ad just credit card total due to mi scal culation (

) - please i nitial.

Three l etter code from mai l ing l abel on back of p rogram (if no code...enter 000) I want to volunteer for the 20th Annual SFJFF i n 20 00, please contact m e ( Ye s, i nclude my name for year-round screenings (

PROGRAM T I T L E

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COST PER T I C K E T

N o. OF TICKETS

TOTA L P R I C E

S U B TOTA L Festival Pass(es) $119 X (# of passes)

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M a i l / Fax Service/Handling

3.50

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5.00

Phone Orders

Tax-deductible Donation GRAND TOT A L : * FOR 25 YEARS AND YOUNGER — INCLUDE PROOF OF AGE


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