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Best Of The Fest: Farewell Mr. Haffman Film Screening

Presented by Osher Marin JCC and National JCC Adult & Senior Alliance at Osher Marin JCC, San Rafael CA

Feb 16 2023
Best Of The Fest: Farewell Mr. Haffman Film Screening

Farewell Mr. Haffman

Join us to screen Farewell Mr. Haffman–a transfixing wartime drama

Thursday, February 16, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for The Best of Fest at the Osher Marin JCC, featuring three must-see films from The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.

In this transfixing wartime drama, a Parisian jewelry shop under Nazi occupation becomes the site of a volatile and domestic secret.

Legendary French actor Daniel Auteuil (Caché, The Well-Digger’s Daughter) stars as Joseph Haffmann, the owner and gifted jeweler of a humble shop in Paris in this cinematic adaptation of Jean-Philippe Daguerre’s Molière Award-winning play.

When the Germans occupy the city, Mr. Haffmann and his family plan to evacuate, but he is unable to get out in time. Having already signed his store over to his ambitious employee François Mercier (Gilles Lellouche) and his wife Blanche (Sara Giraudeau, winner of the Best Actress award at the 2021 Sarlat Film Festival for this role),

Haffmann now finds himself at their mercy not to turn him into Nazi officers, whose presence in the city grows by the day. Following in the tradition of Truffaut’s The Last Metro and Joseph Losey’s Mr. Klein, this period drama of life in Vichy France is a transfixing humanist portrait of survival and resistance, as well as the tragic consequences of complicity and collaboration.

As the relationships between Mr. Haffmann, François, and Blanche deteriorate under the pressure of increasing shortages and deportations all around them, the film harrowingly captures how martial sadism transfers into daily domestic life within the secret world of a modest jewelry shop.

Thursday, February 9: Karaoke
Thursday, February 16: Farewell Mr. Haffman
Thursday, February 23: The Narrow Bridge


$12 – $15

Contact: (415) 444-8002


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Additional time info:

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Osher Marin JCC

200 N. San Pedro Rd., San Rafael, CA 94903

Google Map of 200 N. San Pedro Rd., San Rafael, CA 94903


From Highway 101 in San Rafael, take the North San Pedro exit and head east. The Osher Marin JCC, at 200 N. San Pedro Road, is on the right-hand side, half a mile from the freeway exit.

Free Parking

* The Osher Marin Jewish Community Center's parking lot is located directly in front of the building with parking spaces for disabled patrons available.

* Additional parking is available at the JCC Annex lot, located at 210 N. San Pedro Road (just east of the main campus). In the event of multiple programs, or heavily attended events, overflow vehicles may be directed to available street parking or on adjacent properties.

* Evenings and weekends only: There is additional parking across the street at Venetia Valley School.