The San Francisco Film Society’s acclaimed SF360 Film+Club, a monthly social screening series, returns on Friday, November 7 at 7:30 pm at Mezzanine (444 Jessie Street at Mint) with Silver Jew (USA 2007), Michael Tully’s insightful portrait of reclusive poet/musician David Berman and his band Silver Jews.
Part document, part travelogue, Silver Jew follows the band Silver Jews during their time in Israel. They play two shows in Tel Aviv and spend a profoundly affecting afternoon in Jerusalem. It reveals the band’s leader, David Berman, as a man between two worlds making a pilgrimage to a place that holds incredible meaning for the Jewish people. Although the band had been releasing music since 1992, the Silver Jews had never played a live show until their 2006 world tour. This film captures Berman’s reluctant musical genius and his special relation to Judaism and shows how he eventually finds an acceptable identity as a Silver Jew.
Preceding the film are two shorts produced by XLR8R magazine on the musicians Daedalus and Black Moth Super Rainbow. XLR8R has consistently released short documentaries on the best musicians that “you should have heard of by now.”
Doors open at Mezzanine at 7:00 pm, program starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $8/SFFS year-round members and $12/general, available at www.sffs.org. Must be 21+ to attend.
SF360 Film+Club was chosen the Best Dance-Floor Flick Fix, by the editors of the San Francisco Bay Guardian’s Best of the Bay 2008 edition, who wrote, “Our favorite SF360 shindig is its monthly SF360 Film+Club night at Mezzanine, which screens underground films to a room of intoxicated cinephiles.”
SF360 Film+Club is presented by the San Francisco Film Society and is sponsored by SF Weekly.
For more information visit www.sffs.org.
The San Francisco Film Society is a nonprofit arts and education organization dedicated to celebrating film and the moving image
Official Website: http://www.sffs.org/events/films/film_silver_jew.html
Added by cinesoul on October 30, 2008