Weekend Breaks for Single Moms

These screening are free for Single Jewish Moms, with free childcare at nearby Eureka Valley Arts (4400 20th Street, San Francisco)! If you qualify, please retrieve your complimentary tickets at Will Call preceding the screening (coffee and bagels provided on the Mezzanine before Saturday screenings).

RSVPs and questions can be addressed to membership@sfjff.org

This program has been made possible by a generous grant from the Maxine & Jack Zarrow Family Foundation and gifts from Julie and David Levine and Jamie and Rory Weinstein, and is for the exclusive benefit of single mothers with young children

Germans and Jews

Dirs. Janina Quint, Tal Recanati / This thoughtful documentary is a subtle examination of the history of Germany’s postwar Jewish population and of the fraught and fragile relations between Jews and non-Jews. Structured around a dinner party attended by Germans and Jews—some of whom were born in Germany, some who are “Germans by choice”—the film negotiates sensitive questions of memory, guilt, identity and redemption with grace and aplomb while giving access to both sides of a crucial historical dialogue.

Saturday, July 23 | 12:00PM | Castro Theatre

Hummus! The Movie

Dir. Oren Rosenfeld Where can you find the best hummus in the world? From Suheila, a single Muslim woman who is known for her legendary hummus, to Jalil, a Christian Arab hipster in Ramle who runs his father’s hummus joint, to Eliyahu, a born-again Orthodox Jew who owns a hummus restaurant chain, this fun and fascinating film about the highly competitive hummus restaurant business in Israel shows how powerful this chickpea spread can be.

Sunday, July 24 | 10:30AM | Castro Theatre

Mr. Gaga

Dir. Tomer Heymann / Inspiring and tough, charismatic yet prickly, Ohad Naharin is Mr. Gaga, Israel’s rock star choreographer and the artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company. He is the subject of this exciting new documentary from returning SFJFF favorite, Tomer Heymann. Naharin invented his own playful style of movement called Gaga and returned to Israel to create some of the most provocative and physically demanding choreography of the 21st century.

Saturday, July 30 | 11:30AM | Castro Theatre


Dir. Delaney Ruston / Are your kids scrolling through life, missing out on a childhood filled with imagination and outdoor adventure? Are you multitasking on your device, half listening to your child talk about his or her day? You are not alone. In Screenagers, filmmaker Delaney Ruston examines the impact of digital devices on our lives and the fraught household negotiations taking place around them. Screenagers will be followed by bagels and a post-film discussion.

Sunday, July 31 | 10:30AM | Castro Theatre