film, tv & radioThursday, February 7, 2013 | by
Israel on the big screen
Two Israeli movies will be opening in the Bay Area in the coming weeks.
“Yossi” catches up with the protagonist of the 2002 film “Yossi & Jagger.” Ten years after he lost his gay lover in a raid on Lebanon, Yossi has become Dr. Yossi Hoffman, but he remains closeted and unhappy — until he meets someone. The 84-minute drama is in Hebrew with English subtitles.
Opens Feb. 15 at the Embarcadero Center Cinema in San Francisco and the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley.
“The Gatekeepers,” nominated for a 2013 Oscar as a documentary feature, consists of interviews with six former heads of the Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security service. The men discuss how they’ve come to appreciate a conciliatory approach to a two-state solution. The 95-minute film is in English and Hebrew.
Opens Feb. 22 at the Clay Theatre in San Francisco, Camera 3 in San Jose, Albany Twin in Albany and at CinéArts theaters in Mill Valley, Palo Alto and Pleasant Hill.
“Not in Tel Aviv.” Israeli dark comedy about a high school teacher who loses his job and has a breakdown. Part of S.F Independent Film Festival. At Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F. 9:30 p.m. Also Feb. 10 at 2:45 p.m. And Feb. 14 at Shattuck Cinemas, 2230 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. $10. http://sfindie.com.
“The Jew and the Lotus.” PBS film based on the 1994 book about a historic dialogue between rabbis and the Dalai Lama. At Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Ave., Piedmont. 7 p.m. $18. http://www.kehillasynagogue.org.
“Shifting Traditions.” Screening of movie on interfaith families, followed by discussion. At Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St., Oakland. 10 a.m. Free. http://www.oaklandsinai.org.
“Freilach.” Jewish music and cultural radio show from Russian River area. KGGV 95.1 FM. 8 p.m. Stream at http://www.kggv.blogspot.com.