The Berlin & Beyond Film Festival, which has presented programs and films from German-speaking countries since 1996 in San Francisco, will have two events of special interest to Jewish audiences this year. “Wunderkinder” is about three young musical virtuosos who become friends in pre–World War II Poltava, Ukraine. Following the Nazi invasion, they are no longer allowed to be friends and their worlds are turned upside down. The festival also will host a workshop by Israeli director and animator Tomer Eshed, who will present examples of his work and explain the process of animating films.
“Wunderkinder,” 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 at Castro Theater, 429 Castro St., S.F. $11-$12. “Animation — Let Animals Talk,”
2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at Goethe-Institut San Francisco, 530 Bush St., Second Floor, S.F. $10-$20. www.goethe.de/ins/us/saf/prj/bby
“Mosaic.” Host Rabbi Eric Weiss discusses the High Holy Days with Lisa Tabak of the Jewish Community Foundation, Mervyn Danker of the American Jewish Committee, Jordan Gill of Hebrew Free Loan and Maxine Epstein of the Jewish Community High School of the Bay. 5 a.m. KPIX TV-Channel 5.
“David.” Film on a Muslim boy in Brooklyn who joins a local yeshiva. Part of Sonoma County Jewish Film Festival. At Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley St., Sebastopol. 1 and 7:30 p.m. $10-$12. www.jccsoco.org.