The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival wraps up its final weekend at the Castro Theatre (the festival continues in Berkeley, and later in San Rafael and Santa Rosa, through Aug. 9), and there’s no better way to start than bright and early at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, with “The Polgar Variant,” a documentary about three Hungarian sisters raised behind the Iron Curtain who become champions in the male-dominated world of chess.
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival: Through Sunday, Aug. 2. Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F. (415) 621-6120. For other venues, schedules and ticket information, go to www.sfjff.org.
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– GM Susan Polgar