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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Greek Spell

The former mayor of a small Israeli town goes to Greece for a sister cities ceremony in Magic Men directed by Guy Nattiv and Erez Tadmor (Israel) 2013.

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He visits his childhood home in Thessaloniki and searches for the man who saved his life during World War !!.

However, the more difficult challenge during his travels in Northern Greece is resolving the contentious relationship between him and his son.

This film screens a final time Monday night 4 August 2014 at the California Theatre in Berkeley during the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 34.

For more information and tickets contact SFJFF.

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