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For The Love of Spock
“Live long and prosper.” It’s impossible not to cherish those famous words spoken by the beloved half-human Vulcan. Leonard Nimoy, the man behind the pointy ears, left an indelible mark as an artist and as a mensch. Featuring clips from Nimoy’s career and inspiring interviews with the Star Trek cast, director Adam Nimoy has crafted a loving tribute to not only his father, but also to the man we know as Mr. Spock. —Joshua Moore
Sun, Jul 31, 2016 7:45 PM
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 8:30 PM
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In Search of Israeli Cuisine
Renowned chef Michael Solomonov explores a diverse world of food drawn from more than 100 cultures. Chefs, farmers, vintners, cheese makers and home cooks discuss their roots and show specialties that both preserve and update traditional recipes using global inspiration. Uniquely and lovingly prepared shakshuka, boreka, maqluba, couscous and a kugel that challenges expectations are just a few of the irresistible dishes featured. Warning: This movie will make you hungry!
Sat, Jul 23, 2016 3:50 PM
Sun, Jul 24, 2016 2:15 PM
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 12:00 PM
Fri, Aug 5, 2016 4:20 PM
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After his engagement falls apart on the evening of his birthday, Joshy’s (Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley) best buddies rally together to pull off a much-needed guys-only weekend for their grieving friend. As the partying heats up, Joshy and company continue to distract themselves from their troubles until they finally have to confront the elephant in the room: their feelings. Male bonding has never been more complex . . . and comically awkward. - Joshua Moore Screened at 2016 Sundance Film Festival After the screening of Joshy, Next Wave passholders are welcome to join director Jeff Baena and invited talent from the film for a reception on the Castro mezzanine.
Thu, Jul 28, 2016 8:30 PM
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The Last Laugh
The Last Laugh explores the role of humor and its limitations in confronting tragic events, including the Holocaust. It is a journey across a comedic landscape marked by speed bumps, caution signs and potholes big enough to swallow a clown car. Comedic giants like Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Sarah Silverman will leave you laughing and appreciating the importance of humor even in the face of events that make you want to cry. - Mark Valentine
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 7:10 PM
Sun, Jul 31, 2016 2:55 PM
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Jewish Canadian writer David Bezmozgis directs his acclaimed short story of forbidden teenage love between Mark, a Toronto slacker and his troubled Russian cousin by marriage. Bezmozgis’s highly provocative and deeply poignant coming-of-age drama features the extraordinarily measured performances of Alex Ozerov as Mark and newcomer Sasha K. Gordon as the sexually precocious Natasha, the dark star who forever alters Mark’s staid, suburban existence. —Thomas Logoreci
Tue, Jul 26, 2016 6:20 PM
Wed, Jul 27, 2016 7:50 PM
Fri, Jul 29, 2016 6:25 PM
Sat, Aug 6, 2016 8:30 PM
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Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You
Norman Lear wrote, produced, created, and developed more than a hundred television shows. His legendary body of work includes such iconic programs as: All in the Family; Maude; Good Times; The Jeffersons; and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. Now about to turn 94, this Jewish World War II veteran is the focus of the documentary Norman Lear: Another Version of You and the author of an autobiography, Even This I Get to Experience. The Festival is honored to present this year’s Freedom of Expression Award to Norman Lear, the television pioneer and founder of the advocacy organization, People for the American Way, whose passionate, inspiring involvement may be needed now more than ever. —Lexi Leban Screened at Sundance 2016
Sun, Jul 24, 2016 3:15 PM
Mon, Jul 25, 2016 6:15 PM
Sun, Aug 7, 2016 2:10 PM
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On the Map
Led by the magnetic Tal Brody, the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team, a combination of NBA also-rans and Israeli players, rallied a nation in its David-and-Goliath pursuit of the 1977 European Championship. Director Dani Menkin presents the context for what was a much-needed morale boost amid Israel’s sagging economy, the lingering sorrow of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre and the battle-weariness in the wake of the 1973 Yom Kippur War. —Sara L. Rubin
Sat, Jul 23, 2016 6:15 PM
Sun, Jul 24, 2016 6:30 PM
Sun, Aug 7, 2016 4:40 PM
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Robert Klein Still Can't Stop His Leg
Like Richard Pryor and George Carlin, he influenced a slew of the next generation of comics, and Robert Klein is still really funny! Klein is shown in his daily routines, providing a privileged look at the great comedian as he jokes about everyday life. Klein appeared on the Tonight Show and Letterman more than 100 times and hosted the third Saturday Night Live, appearing in the famous cheeseburger sketch. His spot-on impression of Rodney Dangerfield and his meeting with Don Rickles are some of the many highlights. Interviews with Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart and Bill Maher, as well as clips from some of Klein’s seminal routines, round out this delightful portrait. —Jay Rosenblatt
Mon, Jul 25, 2016 6:30 PM
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The Tenth Man
Ariel lives in New York, far from the lively Jewish district in Buenos Aires where he grew up. But when his father summons him back home for help, Ariel reluctantly returns. The Tenth Man is a kindhearted comedy with a gentle romantic touch. Director Daniel Burman (All In, SFJFF 2012) joyfully upends the old adage that you can never go home again and instead says, maybe under the right circumstances, you can. —Jay Rosenblatt
Thu, Jul 21, 2016 6:30 PM
Sun, Jul 24, 2016 4:55 PM
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 6:30 PM
Sun, Aug 7, 2016 6:25 PM
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