SF Jewish Film Fest 2024 with two world premieres.

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The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival has two world premieres and one international premiere planned for its 2024 edition, taking place July 18 through August. 4. This year’s full lineup, to be announced on June 18, will highlight the diversity of Jewish experiences around the world.

One of the films making its world premiere at this year’s SF Jewish Film Festival is “www.rachelormont.com” by writer-director Peter Vack. The film, starring Betsey Brown, Jane Brown, Ron Brown, Chloe Cherry and Dasha Nekrasova, follows Rachel, a woman who doesn’t realize she grew up in captivity and works for an advertising agency where her job is to create Mommy 6.0. review – her favorite. pop star. The film will be shown as part of the SFJFF Next Wave program at the Roxie Theater.

‘Torah Tropical’ also has its world premiere at SFJFF. Directed by Jimmy Ferguson, Ezra Axelrod and Gloria Nancy Monsalve, the documentary follows a Colombian family of Orthodox Jews as they try to make aliyah to Israel as the war on drugs rages around them.

His international premiere at SFJFF is ‘Nobody Wants To Talk About Jacob Applebaum’ by director Jamie Kastner. The documentary follows Jacob Appelbaum, ‘the most dangerous man in cyberspace’, who now lives in exile.

“As we finalize our film lineup for this year’s festival, we are thrilled to host the world premieres of these exciting films that bring surprising and unexpected representations of Jewish identity to the screen – at a time when mainstream images are also often unable to reflect Jewishness in all its diversity and complexity,” said Lexi Leban, executive director of the Jewish Film Institute.

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Guest festival director Ash Hoyle, a former programmer for Sundance films, will take over for former program director Jay Rosenblatt, who has stepped down to focus on his film career. Hoyle joins programmer Dominique Oneil (formerly of Frameline) and Leban.

Tickets are available from the festival website.

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