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Jewish Film Festival sparks with romance, tragedy, fiddler on roof

From Ethiopian civil war to Broadway blockbuster, the 39th edition of the fest continues to broaden its scope.

Screen Grabs: A Japanese master of ‘The Human Condition’ gets his due

Plus: Frozen Film Festival, The Farewell, a Blaxploitation classic, Sword of Trust, Sea of Shadows, and more in cinemas this week.

Screen Grabs: A wave of women behind the camera

Two series showcase cinematography and horror. Plus: Cockettes at 50, transgender in Hong Kong, Leonard Cohen's muse, more

Screen Grabs: The perils of ‘Midsommar’

Plus: Paris is Burning, Maiden, Bastille Day, Jaws, War and Peace, and more in cinemas

Screen Grabs: Andy Warhol’s brilliant camp

A notable retrospective at SFMOMA. Plus: Diamantino, Ophelia, Descent into Darkness, Too Late to Die Young, and more in cinemas.

Screen Grabs: A ‘sex raft’ run amuck

'70s experiments and radical cinema, a forgotten early film pioneer, and a sweet, odd Japanese rom-com come to big screens.

From Scream Queens to Queer Genius: Frameline LGBTQ Film Fest takes it in

CDMX punks, Vegetarian lesbian feminists, the Impresario of Castro Street, a 'Showgirls' documentary... It's almost too much.

Immersive Jazz Age decadence in ‘The Speakeasy: Age of Scofflaws’

Secret casinos and chesty dancing tootsies fill Boxcar production's underground labyrinth—just don't forget the password.

Screen Grabs: She’s the Official Coolest Person Ever

Filmmaker Barbara Rubin gets her due. Plus: Asian Masters series, Hecho en Mexico fest, Halston, Ward 5B, Mamacita, more.

Screen Grabs: Last Black Man in San Francisco, Mexico’s Golden Age ….

The Fall of the American Empire, Echo in the Canyon's return to '60s classics, and more in cinemas this week.