San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 2023

The opening film of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, “Remembering Gene Wilder,” screened at the Castro Theater, July 20, 2023. (Photo/Aaron Levy-Wolins)

Applause for Gene Wilder, strikes at SFJFF opening night

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival kicked off its 43rd year Thursday night at a packed Castro Theater, its longtime home base, with messages of solidarity for striking screenwriters and actors. Oh, there was a film screening, too. As attendees found their seats, schmoozed and listened to dramatic music played on the Castro’s famed organ,…
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