We are happy to recommend 2 films from this year's
Jewish Film Festival. www.sfjff.org
Fiddler: Miracle of Miracles
Fiddler: Miracle of Miracles Opening Night at the Castro
Thurs. July 18th at 6:30 pm
This documentary tells the story behind Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof and its creative roots in early 1960s New York. The film highlights the musical’s long-lasting cultural impact around the world. Showing one time only at SFJFF’s opening night- tickets now on sale at https://jfi.org/sfjff-2019/film-guide/fiddler-miracle-of-miracles.
Opening in 1964, Fiddler on the Roof held the record for the longest running musical for almost 10 years, won nine Tony Awards, and spawned five Broadway revivals. The show is still performed more than any other show, from middle schools in inner cities to high schools in rural America, around the world from grand state theaters in Japan and Vienna to Johannesburg and Mexico City. FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES includes interviews with the Broadway show’s Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick, legendary producer Hal Prince, original cast members, such as Austin Pendleton, as well as rare archival footage of choreographer Jerome Robbins.
Mon. July 22nd at the Castro 3:15 pm
Sun. Aug. 4th at Piedmont Theatre in Oakland at noon
When a friend sent Ronit a viral YouTube video of an Austrian driver smuggling refugees over the border and singing songs with them in Yiddish, she knew there was a story to be told. Hans Breuer, the driver, is the protagonist of the film REFUGEE LULLABY. He spends his free time helping refugees any way he can, while singing to them Yiddish lullabies to comfort them.
This powerful documentary follows Hans Breuer, shepherd by day and activist by night. Using a private Facebook group, he helps refugees by driving them across the Hungarian border, providing hot soup, and singing Yiddish lullabies. Tickets now on sale at https://jfi.org/sfjff-2019/film-guide/refugee-lullaby.