“A Home on the Range: The Jewish Chicken Farmers of Petaluma.” Screens with “Songs of a Jewish Cowboy.” Followed by discussion with co-producer Judith Montell. At Congregation Beth Israel Judea, 625 Brotherhood Way, S.F. 7 p.m. Free, donations accepted. www.bij.org or (415) 586-8833.
“The Day I Saw Your Heart.” French movie starring Melanie Laurent on a father-daughter relationship. Part of Sonoma County Jewish Film Festival. At Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley St., Sebastopol. 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. $10-$12. www.jccsoco.org.
“An Article of Hope.” Documentary on Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon, who died in the Columbia space shuttle disaster of 2003. Followed by a discussion with Ramon’s widow, the film’s director and a fellow astronaut. Opening night of Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 8 p.m. $45. www.svjff.org/filmfest2012. (See story, xx)
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival. “David,” 3 p.m., “The Day I Saw Your Heart.” 5 p.m., “The Flat,” 7:30 p.m. at Camera 12, 201 S. Second St., San Jose. Also Oct. 24. “David,” 7:30 p.m. At Camera 7, 1875 S. Bascom Avenue, Campbell. Also Oct. 27 “Dr. Pomerantz” at Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Also Oct. 28 “Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story.” 1 p.m. “Remembrance” 3 p.m., “Crime after Crime” and “Directory and Lawyer” 5:30 p.m. at Camera 12, 201 S. Second St., San Jose. Also Nov. 1 “Remembrance” 7:30 p.m. at Camera 7 1875 S. Bascom Avenue, Campbell. All $11-$20. www.svjff.org/filmfest2012.
“Mosaic.” Host Rabbi Eric Weiss chats with guests about Jewish-related subject matter. 5 a.m. KPIX TV-Channel 5.
Film shorts. Screening and discussion of short features from the Ma’ale Film School in Jerusalem. At Temple Beth Abraham, 327 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland. 7 p.m. Free. www.jfed.org/israel2013.
“Irena Sendler: In the Name of Their Mothers.” PBS documentary on the Polish Catholic social worker who smuggled 2,500 Jewish children to safety during World War II. Part of the United Nations Association Film Festival. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 9:10 p.m. $10. www.unaff.org.
“The Invisible Men.” Documentary on three gay Palestinian men who leave their families to live in Tel Aviv. Part of East Bay International Film Festival. At Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley. 4:30 p.m. $7, students and federation Israel trip registrants free. www.jfed.org/israel2013.
“The Name My Mother Gave Me.” Documentary on Ethiopian Jews who journey back to Ethiopia with Israeli Jews from the Soviet Union. Part of East Bay International Jewish Film Festival. At the Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley. 7:30 p.m. $7, students and federation Israel trip participants free. www.jfed.org/israel2013.