Jeff Smith 9 a.m., July 30
Jewish Film Festival
The 11-day festival features 47 films, including comedy, drama, documentary, music, war and peace, full length and shorts, and more. Popular festival draws over 16,000 patrons. Opening night Under African Skies documents Paul Simon’s emotional return to South Africa. It reveals the back story of Graceland (the album), breaking the UN boycott of South Africa, political backlash, and more. Festival runs through February 17. 858-362-1348.
- When: Thursday, February 7, 2013, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Cost: $15.75