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Gay and hidden

Louie is a gay Palestinian who has lived in Tel Aviv for 10 years as an “invisible man.” He has no bank account, no passport, and he’s constantly on the run. He came to Tel Aviv after he was outed and threatened with violence while living in his community in the Palestinian territories. In the documentary “The Invisible Men,” being shown at the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, Louie and others in his situation must decide whether to flee to Europe and be free, or stay in the only land they know.

7 p.m. Saturday, June 23 at Roxie Theater, 3117-16th St., S.F. $10-$11. www.


“Ushpizin.” Israeli movie about an Orthodox couple whose faith is tested after they pray for a child. In Hebrew and Yiddish with Chinese subtitles. At S.F. Public Library Chinatown branch, 1135 Powell St., S.F. 4:30 p.m. Free.


Opening night of Israel China Film Festival. Screening of “Noodle,” about an Israeli flight attendant who discovers an abandoned child of a Chinese migrant worker. 8 p.m. Standup comedian Jeff Applebaum performs after the film. 10 p.m. At Great Star Theater Chinatown, 630 Jackson St., S.F. $8-$10. (See story, 17)


“Port of Last Resort.” Documentary about the 20,000 Jews who fled to Shanghai during World War II. At Great Star Theater Chinatown, 630 Jackson St., S.F. 7 p.m. $8-$10.

Double documentary feature. “Wo Ai Ni Mommy” (“I Love You Mommy”), about Chinese girls adopted by Americans, with “Starring David,” about a 12-year-old Dutch Jewish boy with a Chinese mother and his quest to embrace Judaism. At Great Star Theater Chinatown, 630 Jackson St., S.F. 9 p.m. $8-$10.

“Freilach.” Jewish music and cultural radio show for the Russian River area. KGGV 95.1 FM. 8 p.m. Stream at


“The Jazz Singer.” Classic coming-to-America musical film that explores tensions between first- and second-generation Jews. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 2 p.m. Included with admission.