Gentiles also welcome
The sixth annual Sacramento Jewish Film Festival promises “something for everyone. Romance, jazz, social justice and chicken farmers.” The festival highlight is God is Great and I’m Not, which stars Amelie’s Audrey Tatou as a flighty fashion model whose spiritual nature leads her to study Judaism. The film will be shown Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 5:30 p.m. Other features include Strange Fruit, a documentary about the Jewish schoolteacher who wrote the anti-racism jazz standard made famous by Billie Holiday; and Home on the Range, a video history of Jewish chicken farmers in Petaluma. The festival opens with a reception at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and continues at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $25 for the reception, $8.50 per film or $40 for an all-festival pass. The festival is located at the Crest Theatre, 1013 K Street. Call (916) 44-CREST or visit www.thecrest.com for show times.