San Francisco's 31st Jewish Film Festival – the largest of its kind in the world, attracting roughly 30,000 attendees each year for three weeks of top-notch independent cinema – has returned to the Castro. Among this week's highlights:
1. Bobby Fischer Against the World
Where: Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., 415-621-6120
When: July 23
San Francisco's Jewish Film Festival, which opens tomorrow night at the Castro with the award-winning family drama Mabul and a post-screening bash at Café du Nord, will present its Freedom of Expression Award to Kirk Douglas on the Castro stage this Sunday in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus and Douglas' proudest professional achievement: breaking the Hollywood blacklist.