San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 42
The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, presented by the Jewish Film Institute, returns July 21-August 7, 2022 to San Francisco, East Bay, and online with another year of world-class films exploring life in through a Jewish lens. SFJFF, the world’s largest and oldest Jewish film festival, showcases 71 films from 14 countries that spotlight bold films and filmmakers who expand and evolve Jewish history.
SFJFF42 kicks off Thursday, July 21 at the Castro Theater with Opening Night, the Israeli comedy Karaoke. Meir and Tova are an upper-middle-class Sephardi couple, seemingly resigned to living out the rest of their semi-retirement in the mundane comforts of an upscale apartment complex in a suburb of Tel Aviv. When Itsik, a sexy bachelor from Miami, moves into the building’s penthouse, their lives are happily turned upside down. Energized by their new friendship with Itsik, Meir and Tova undergo personal transformations, but will their relationship as a couple fall victim to the expression of their individual desires?
After the karaoke, the party continues nearby at the Randall Museum. Crank up your karaoke, tuck into delicious treats and sip refreshments as you admire the San Francisco skyline from the museum’s spellbinding outdoor terraces.
Members of the San Francisco Chronicle can enter to win tickets to the film and opening night on this page. You can find registration details below.
All San Francisco Chronicle readers can use the code SFCHRONIC42 for discounts on all Festival tickets, passes and packages.
Visit www.sfjff.org for full schedule and movie information.
July 21, 2022
Arrival time: 5:30 p.m.
Event start time: 6:30 p.m.
The Castro Theater
429 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114