OPENING NIGHT FILM
OF SAN FRANCISCO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL!!
The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (SFJFF), the oldest, biggest and most renowned Jewish film festival in the world, announced that Hava Nagila (The Movie) will be the opening night film of their 2012 festival. The film will premiere July 19 at the Castro Theater with a party after the screening.
In a press conference, festival executive director Lexi Leban described Hava Nagila (The Movie) as “a look at 100 years of Jewish history as seen through the journey of ‘Hava Nagila,’ which actually began as a wordless prayer. It’s really a funny film, but there’s also a lot of depth to it.”
The SFJFF is screening the film in all four of its festival locations:
San Francisco: Castro Theater, July 19
Palo Alto: CineArts, July 29
Berkeley: Roda Theater, August 1
San Rafael: Christopher B. Smith Rafael Cinema, Aug 4
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Hava Nagila: What Is It? explores the history, mystery and meaning of the great Jewish standard. In following the long, strange, journey of Hava Nagila, the documentary provides a deep, fun and fascinating window into 150 years of Jewish history, culture and spirituality.
An article about the film appeared in the Forward