The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
is the oldest and largest film festival of its kind. This year, the two-week-long Bay Area event celebrates 35 years and comes to the North Bay for a weekend of festival highlights. The dozen acclaimed documentaries and narrative films range from Raise the Roof
, a documentary that tracks Poland’s vanishing 18th-century synagogues, to Dough
, about a kosher baker (Jonathan Pryce) and his Muslim apprentice who form an unlikely friendship over some cannabis-infused challah. The SFJFF runs Friday, Aug. 7, to Sunday, Aug. 9, at the Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael. $14; $120 full weekend pass. 415.454.1222.