The festival opens with Daniel Burman's "The Tenth Man." Other films include: "The Last Laugh;" "Indignation;" and "On the Map." There will also be a day of social justice films on Jul 22: Take Action: Repairing the World One Film at a Time. Full program with complete information to be announced June 21, 2016. Venues: the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, the CinéArts Theatre in Palo Alto, the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael, Berkeley Repertoire Theater in Berkeley and the Landmark Piedmont Theater in Oakland.
This excellent fest wraps up its final week with “A German Life,” a first person documentary about Brunhilde Pomsel who, from 1942 until the end of WWII, was the secretary of Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s rabidly anti-Semitic Nazi Minister of Propaganda. Pomsel describes Goebbels as a narcissist not prone to small talk. At the age of 104, and one of the last eyewitnesses to the evil day-to-day machinations of the Third Reich, she has quite a tale to tell.