Landmark Legislation

The Law directed by Christian Faure (France) 2015 dramatizes the French struggle to legalize abortion.

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The Gaullist Minister of Health, Simone Veil, is the key figure in the groundbreaking campaign to establish a safe procedure for ending unwanted pregnancies.

Success depends on a number of factors including s delicate balance of all parties and individuals involved. The stance of the Church and the medical establishment must be reconciled with the demands of Leftists politicians.

Harsh criticism from opponents fueled by emotionally charged arguments threatens to defeat the proposal.

The film screens a final time Sunday 9 August 2015 at the Lakeside Theatre in Oakland during San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 35.

For more information and tickets contact the Jewish Film Institute.

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Finding Meaning

Mr. Kaplan directed by Alvaro Brechner (Uruguay, Germany, Spain) 2014 is about a man nearing the end of life.

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Despite the grand expectations alluded to during his bar mitzvah decades earlier he considers himself a failure.

However, a remark by his youngest child inspires him to undertake a bold, heroic mission he believes will redeem his reputation in society.

The man he chooses to help him is a different kind of failure. Their joint venture is extremely serious but includes plenty of comic blunders.

It screens a final time Friday 7 August 2015 at Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael as part of San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 35.

For more information and tickets contact the Jewish Film Institute.

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Beach Rendezvous

Three Auschwitz survivors meet again in a French beach town in A La Vie directed by Jean-Jacque Zibermann (France) 2014.

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Despite overcoming a horrendous experience the women manage to move forward with their lives. Friendship with one another and the brief leisure time they share allows them to renew a zest for life.

The film screens again Friday night 7 August 2015 at the Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael and Saturday evening 8 August 2015 at the Lakeside Theatre in Oakland during San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 35.

For more information and tickets contact the Jewish Film Institute.

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City Edge

Papa Was Not A Rolling Stone directed by Sylvie Ohayon (France) 2014 is an autobiographical coming–of-age narrative feature.

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It’s set in a suburb outside of Paris where the poor, immigrants, and other marginal populations are warehoused in large, ugly, neglected, high-rise buildings. Typical of the neighborhood where youths rioted a decade ago.

Stephanie, is a bright, talented teenager who lives with her neurotic mother and abusive stepfather.

Despite tremendous odds she’s determined to escape her circumstances in order to build a better future for herself.

The film screens again at the California Theatre in Berkeley Tuesday night 4 August 2015 and the Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael Sunday evening 9 August 2015 as San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 35 moves outside of San Francisco.

For more information and tickets contact the Jewish Film Institute.

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