Film, tv & radio


“The Kindergarten Teacher.” Israeli film about a teacher’s fascination with a 5-year-old poetry prodigy in her class. Opening at Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F., and Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael. or


From “The Outrageous Sophie Tucker”

Last of the red hot mamas. The Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival will conclude its 24th year of Jewish film programming with a screening of “The Outrageous Sophie Tucker,” a documentary tracing the star’s rags-to-riches story. A conversation with comedy writer Bruce Vilanch and the producers will follow, and the whole festival wraps up with a dessert reception. 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8 at Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. $40.

“A Wing and a Prayer.” Documentary about American aviators in World War II who helped Israel win the War of Independence. Includes wine and cheese reception and Skype dialogue with the filmmaker. At Congregation Beth Shalom, 1455 Elm St., Napa. 3 p.m. $5. (707) 251-9092 or


“Remember” with Christopher Plummer

Jewish experience in Napa Valley. The Napa Valley Film Festival is a whirlwhind of international cinema — five days, 120 films — including a few depictions of the Jewish experience. In “Remember,” an elderly man with Alzheimer’s (Christopher Plummer) is sent on a mission by his friend (Martin Landau) to track down a Nazi both knew at Auschwitz. “Finding Noah” documents a scientific expedition in eastern Turkey in search of Noah’s Ark. “Remember,” 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11 at Uptown Theatre, Napa. “Finding Noah,” 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12 at Napa College Performing Arts Center and 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15 at Lincoln Theater, Yountville.  For full schedule and information, visit

“Above and Beyond.” Documentary about American World War II veterans who helped to build the Israel Air Force in 1948. Part of Contra Costa Jewish Book & Arts Festival. At Vine Cinema, 1722 First St., Livermore. 7 p.m. $7-$10.


“What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy.” Documentary about three men, two whose fathers were Nazi officers and one of Jewish descent, and their journey to Europe. Opens at Landmark Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F., and Landmark Shattuck Cinemas, 2230 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley.


“Deli Man.” Documentary about the culture of Jewish delis and the recipes brought by Jewish immigrants. Sponsored by Tri-Valley Cultural Jews. At Bothwell Center, 2466 Eighth St., Livermore. Followed by a potluck dinner of ethnic dishes. 4 p.m. Free. (925) 485-1049 or