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Best of the Fest: Little Stones

February 8, 2018
7:00 pm
Osher Marin JCC

Get a front row seat to one of the highlight's from the newest season of SF Jewish Film Festival--the first and largest Jewish film festival in the world! LITTLE STONES This inspiring documentary takes its title from U.S. suffragist Alice Paul's comment, "The movement is a sort of mosaic. Each of us puts in one little stone." Filmmaker Sophia Kruz profiles four women artists, each using her own experience and talent to help construct the mosaic for women around the world in original, creative ways. A Brazilian graffiti artist leverages her position as one of the few women in this field to create street art that speaks against domestic violence. A Senegalese hip-hop musician educates young women about the perils of the genital mutilation she herself experienced. Despite her own classic training, a dancer in India develops a program of contemporary movement therapy to begin to heal victims of sex trafficking without using words. And a young American fashion designer provides training and tools to enable poor Kenyan women to make a living by sewing clothes, for which she finds high-end markets in the U.S. As these women help others, they acknowledge the drawbacks and challenges: a broken marriage, time away from a child, the lack of opportunity for a romantic life, being taken advantage of by a greedy manager. For now though, none of these creative, courageous and committed women would want things any other way. --Sara L. Rubin Running Time: 87 minutes Language: English _____________________________ ABOUT THE SF JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival is the first and largest Jewish film festival in the world. Presenting innovative film each summer in the Bay Area, the festival promotes awareness, appreciation and pride in the diversity of the Jewish people. Festival programs are meant to create community and strengthen consciousness of Jewish identity, history and culture; provide a dynamic and inclusive forum for exploration of and dialogue about the Jewish experience; and encourage independent filmmakers working with Jewish themes. _____________________________ BEST OF THE FEST FILM SCHEDULE If you missed it in the city, now's your chance to catch it closer to home in Marin! We are pleased to present four films that represent the best from Season 37 of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. Jan 18: 1945 Jan 25: Personal Affairs Feb 1: Levinsky Park Feb 8: Little Stones *Concessions sold at each film screening

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