Film, tv & radio

David Tacher at the Holocaust memorial in Santa Clara, Cuba

‘The Chosen Island’

Jews in Cuba have an elaborate history. They first arrived on the island to flee the Spanish Inquisition, and since then have assimilated, emigrated and endured. Through interviews with the Cuban Sephardic Jewish community, the film “The Chosen Island” takes viewers through the history and revival of the Cuban Jewish community. The film will have its Bay Area premiere at the JCC of the East Bay, followed by a talk by Maritza Corrales of Havana, an historian and authority on Cuban Jews.

4 p.m. Sunday, July 22 at JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. Free.


“Nazi Hunters.” PBS series on the search for Joseph Mengele, Adolf Eichmann and Hermann Goering following World War II. “The Angel of Death.” 8 p.m. “Hunting Adolf Eichmann” 8:50 p.m. KQED-TV Channel 9.

Closing night film and party. “A.K.A. Doc Pomus,” documentary about the Jewish-American songwriter, followed by live performances. S.F. Jewish Film Festival closing night in San Francisco. At the Castro, 429 Castro St., S.F. 8:15 p.m. $25. For festival listings, visit (See story, 27)

“Ghostbusters” in Jack London Square. The young adult group EastBayJews attends outdoor screening of the 1984 comedy. Meet-up location in Oakland to be determined. Free. 7 p.m. [email protected].