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JFI WinterFest 2016. One-day mini film festival showcasing five new Jewish films, including “Oriented,” about three young people exploring their sexual identity and nationality in Tel Aviv. At Alamo Drafthouse, 2550 Mission St., S.F. $14 single; $45 all-film pass.


From “The Search for Israeli Cuisine”

Road trip! Bay Area film lovers looking to get out of town and find some Jewish culture have their pick: Carmel, Sonoma or Sacramento. The Sacramento Jewish Film Festival will show four films the weekend of March 5-6, while the Carmel Jewish Film Festival offers eight screenings and several special events between March 5 and 20. And the Sonoma County JCC is launching its first Israeli Film Festival with three films to be shown weekly, starting March 8.

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East Bay International Jewish Film Festival. Opening-night screening of the German drama “Labryinth of Lies.” Q&A with Stefan Schlueter, German consul general in San Francisco. At Century 16 Theatres, 125 Crescent Drive, Pleasant Hill. 7 p.m. Festival continues through March 13. (See story, 16)

Sacramento Jewish Film Festival. Opening reception with a food fair, followed by screenings of “Dough” and “In Search of Israeli Cuisine.” Continues March 6 with “Rosenwald” and “Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict.” At California Museum at Archives Plaza, 1020 O St., Sacramento. $15-$20 per film, $25 day pass.

Carmel Jewish Film Festival. Opening reception followed by the comedy “Dough.” At Congregation Beth Israel, 5716 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel. 6:30 p.m. reception, 7:30 p.m. film. $12 film, $30 film and reception. Festival continues through March 20.

“The Kind Words.” Three siblings travel from Israel to France to find their father after the death of their mother. In Hebrew and French with English subtitles. Part of Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 6 and 8:30 p.m. $5-$13.


“Surviving Skokie.” Documentary about neo-Nazi march planned for Chicago suburb in 1977 and the filmmaker’s family history with the town and the Holocaust. Discussion with filmmakers Eli Adler and Blair Gershkow and Holocaust survivor Jack Adler to follow. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 5 p.m. $10.

“The Green Prince.” Documentary about the relationship between the informant son of a Hamas leader and his Shin Bet handler. Preceded by reception and followed by panel discussion about terrorism with Nukhet Kardam and Jeffrey Bale of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Part of Carmel Jewish Film Festival. At Middlebury Institute, 499 Pierce St., Monterey. 4 p.m. reception, 5 p.m. film. $6-$30.


“The Search for Israeli Cuisine.” Documentary about Israeli food culture, with talk by J. news editor Donny Inbar, who is writing a book about food in the Bible. Part of East Bay International Jewish Film Festival. At Century 16 Theatres, 125 Crescent Drive, Pleasant Hill. 10 a.m. $9.


“Serial (Bad) Weddings.” Comedy about a beleaguered Catholic couple’s effort to derail their youngest daughter’s interracial marriage. With talk by Lehrhaus Judaica’s Dawn Kepler of Building Jewish Bridges. Part of East Bay International Jewish Film Festival. At Century 16 Theatres, 125 Crescent Drive, Pleasant Hill. 10 a.m. $9.

“Very Semi-Serious.” Documentary about the iconic cartoonists of the New Yorker. Third showing in “Best of the Fest” film series sponsored by Osher Marin JCC and Jewish Film Institute. At JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 7 p.m. $10-$12.

“The Ballad of the Weeping Spring.” A man attempts to fulfill his dying friend’s wish. Part of Sonoma JCC Israeli Film Festival. Additional films March 15 and 22. At Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley St., Sebastopol. 7:30 p.m. $12.


“Gett: The Trial of Vivienne Ansalem.” Oscar-nominated film follows a religious Israeli woman’s fight for the right to divorce her husband. Includes talk by legal and Judaic scholar Nitzhia Shaked. At Century 16 Theatres, 125 Crescent Drive, Pleasant Hill. 12:30 p.m. $9.