No Return

Arabani directed by Adi Adwan (Israel) is about a man who returns to the Druze village he left after the dissolution of his marriage to a Jewish Israeli woman.

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He, his teen daughter and son face many ethnic and religious obstacles.The challenges of reintegration into a traditional community are perilous. The residue of past grievances only complicates the situation

This film will screen two more times during the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 34.

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Twenties Provence

Magic In The Moonlight directed by Woody Allen 2014 is an enjoyable, romantic comedy set mostly in the lush, upper-class world of Provence in the late 20s. The landscape alone is stunning!

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The main character is an arrogant Brit who is both a celebrated magician and a zealous debunker of all spiritual claims.

He’s invited to the south of France by a childhood chum to challenge the work of a charming, young American woman who’s struck riches with both the widow and love-struck son of a wealthy family.

The film opens 25 July 2014 at the Clay Theatre and Century 9 in San Francisco. 1 August 2014 at the Albany Twin in Albany, Piedmont Theatre in Oakland, Century 16 in Pleasant Hil, CineArts at Santana Row and Camera in San Jose, Guild in Menlo Park, and Regency Cinemas Six in San Rafael.

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Son And Lover

Gynecologist Fabrizio wants a serious commitment from his photographer boyfriend Diego. Their union will include the planting of a pine tree. While Diego is out to his parents, he hesitates knowing Fabrizio’s father is opposed to their relationship. But before Diego responds he receives word that his teenage son Armando is on the way from Spain to Venezuela.

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My Straight Son directed by Miguel Ferrari (Venezuela/Spain) 2012 has all the elements of a telenovela. It includes complex family dynamics, colorful characters, high drama and humor, as well as the tragic consequences of intolerance for those outside the mainstream.

It screened at the recently concluded Frameline 38 film festival.

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Jewish Film Fest 34

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 34 will screen work in Berkeley, Oakland, Palo Alto, San Francisco, and San Rafael from 24 July to 10 August 2014.

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Narrative features include: Arabani (Israel) 2013: Father And Son (Poland 2013); For A Woman (France) 2013; Magic Men (Israel) 2013; Run Boy Run (France/Germany) 2013; Snails In The Rain (Israel) 2013; and Swim Little Fish Swim (USA/France) 2013.

For more information and tickets contact SFJFF.

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