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    SIMCHAS AND SORROWS (Genevieve Adams 2022)

    Seeking a rom com effect, with a New York and Brooklyn setting, Adams wrote, directed, and stars in this semi-autobiographical film while pregnant (as her character's written to be) about an atheist raised Catholic who consents to attend Judaism class with her Jewish fiancée to please his conservative family. Moments focused exclusively on Adams and Thomas McDonell, who plays the fiancée, work quite well; many others are less successful. I missed the light touch of HBO's "High Maintenance," which might have made something juicy out of this theme.

    Already shown last Friday afternoon at the Castro Theater in San Francisco.
    Last edited by Chris Knipp; 07-29-2022 at 08:12 PM.

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    REPAIRING THE WORLD: STORIES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE (Patrice O'Neill 2022)

    Begins with the worst anti-Semitic massacre in US history, 11 killed at the Tree of Life Synogogue in Pittsburgh. Patrice O'Neill and her cameraperson spent three years chronicling in detail the warm and ongoing community response which cut across sectarian and racial and ethnic lines. The film is conventional in style, but the information it contains is special. Frequently moviing.

    Last theatrical event of the festival. It continues till Aug. 7 online.

    SFJFF SHOWTIMES:
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    Sunday July 31, 2022
    2:00 p.m.
    Albany Twin

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    MORE THAN I DESERVE (Pini Tavger 2021)

    An outsider in Israel, a poor immigrant from Ukraine with a single non-religious mom, tries to prepare for his Bar Mitzvah and it gets complicated. This excellent feature debut won best screenplay at Jerusalem. Tavger honed his skills on a series of short films.

    SFJFF SHOWTIMES:
    Saturday July 30, 2022
    8:45 p.m.
    Albany Twin
    Monday August 1, 2022
    12:01 a.m.
    JFI Digital Screening Room
    Last edited by Chris Knipp; 07-30-2022 at 11:46 PM.

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