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Honolulu Museum of Art, 532-6097, honolulumuseum.org; $10-$12 unless noted.

Honolulu Jewish Film Festival

Through March 18. Presented in partnership with Temple Emanu-el in memory of Honolulu civil-rights attorney and advocate Kirk Cashmere.

“Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me”

1 p.m. Friday

Sam Pollard directs the first major film documentary about the legendary entertainer who famously converted to Judaism in 1961. Davis’ talented career endured the shifting tides of civil rights and racism and touches upon major points in American history from the Depression through the 1980s. Features interviews with Billy Crystal, Jerry Lewis, Whoopi Goldberg and others, with never-before-seen photographs from Davis’ personal collection and excerpts from his performances. (2017, 1:40)

“The Problem with Apu”

7:30 p.m. Friday, followed by Q&A session with creator and writer Hari Kondabolu who is the artist-in-residence at Shangri La through March 11.

South Asian-American comedian Hari Kondabolu confronts his nemesis Apu, the Indian convenience store owner on “The Simpsons,” featuring interviews with Aziz Ansari, Kal Penn, Whoopi Goldberg and others. (2017, 1:00)


5 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday

An Israeli Mossad agent is sent to Germany to protect a Lebanese informant undergoing plastic surgery for an identity change. As they spend two weeks in a small apartment during the recovery period, both women are exposed to global terrors that have them questioning their beliefs and choices, eventually leading to a surprising twist of fate. In English, Arabic and Hebrew with subtitles. (2018, Israel, 1:33)

“The Jewish Cardinal”

8 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Tuesday

Jean-Marie Lustiger, son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, converted to Catholicism and joined the priesthood while maintaining his Jewish cultural identity. As a result, he made friends and enemies within both groups and was forced to mediate between two communities while faced with conflicting loyalties. Based on a true story. In French with subtitles. (2012, France, 1:30)

“A Quiet Heart”

1 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

In this suspense thriller, Naomi is a secular Israeli who encounters a personal crisis that threatens her career as a concert pianist. As hostile tensions arise between Jerusalem’s secular and religious communities, she moves to Jerusalem and befriends an Italian monk, who teaches her how to play the pipe organ. In Hebrew with subtitles. (2016, Israel, 1:32)

“Crossing Delancey— 30th Anniversary”

7 p.m. Sunday

Rom-com set in the 1980s about a grandmother who hires a matchmaker to find a husband for her 30-something-year-old up-and-coming publisher of a granddaughter, who’s enjoying having flings with “literary-­world types.” Grandma, however, insists the “humble pickle seller on Essex Street” is simply perfect for her. (1988, 1:37)

“The Cakemaker”

1 p.m. Wednesday and 8 p.m. Saturday

A young German baker having an affair with an Israeli married man travels to Jerusalem seeking answers after his lover is killed in a car crash. He infiltrates the life of the newly widowed wife and even works in her café creating German cakes and cookies while employing unimaginable methods to protect the truth and still be in her life. In English, German and Hebrew with subtitles. (2017, Germany/Israel, 2017

“The People vs. Fritz Bauer”

7:30 p.m. Wednesday

Attorney General Fritz Bauer receives crucial evidence that the lieutenant colonel responsible for the mass deportation of Jews is hiding in Buenos Aires. He contacts Israel’s secret service, which is treason, but contends building a better future for Germany requires the betrayal. In German with subtitles. (2015, Germany, 1:45)

“Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators”

1 p.m. Thursday

Documentary about the creators of the world-famous monkey, Hans and Margret Rey, who became instant children’s book authors when they followed a publisher’s suggestion to create a book based on a cartoon Hans’ had drawn. They escaped from the Nazis while grasping on to one of the few possessions they brought along, a manuscript of the first “Curious George” book. (2017, 1:21)

“Doing Jewish: A Story from Ghana”

7:30 p.m. Thursday

Filmed over five years, director Gabrielle Zikha documents the Jews of Jews of Sewfi Wiawso, who only recently discovered they were part of a worldwide religion. She found their synagogue while volunteering in Ghana. (2016, Canada/Ghana, 1:20)


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“Always—Sunset on Third Street, Part 2” (“Zoku san-chome no yuhi”)

11 a.m., and 4 and 9 p.m. Friday

In this middle segment of the trilogy, set in 1959, a writer raising young Junnosuke as his own son is faced with the threat of the boy’s father who tries to take his son away. For ages 10 and older. In Japanese with subtitles. (2007, Japan, 2:26)

“Always — Sunset on Third Street ‘64, Part 3” (“San-chome no yuhi ‘64”)

1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Friday

In the trilogy’s final chapter, Mr. Suzuki invites his neighbors over to watch the Tokyo Olympics every night on his new television; Mutsuko and her new boyfriend are the talk of the town; and Chagawa’s competition with a rival author has him worried about his future with his pregnant wife. For ages 10 and older. In Japanese with subtitles. (2012, Japan, 2:22)

“The Man Who Invented Christmas”

11 a.m., and 3, 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday; and 11:15 a.m., and 3 and 6:45 p.m. Thursday

A broke Charles Dickens writes the novel “A Christmas Carol” in six weeks while in London in 1843. Get a glimpse into the writer’s mind to see how the people he meets are transformed into characters in the novel. Rated PG. (2017, Ireland/Canada, 1:44)

“Delusions of Grandeur” (“La folie des grandeurs”)

1 and 5 p.m. Saturday; and 11:15 and 8:45 p.m. Monday

Comedy inspired by Victor Hugo’s play about a petty tyrant exiled from the court of the King of Spain who seeks revenge by sending his valet to seduce the beautiful queen. Rated PG. In French with subtitles. (1971, France/Spain/Italy/West Germany, 1:49)

“The King’s Choice” (“Kongens nei”)

Noon, 4:30 and 9 p.m. Sunday; and 1:15, 3:45 and 6:15 p.m. Monday

Norway’s king faces a dilemma when German warships head towards his neutral country to help against a British invasion. The king’s son urges immediate military action while the German envoy urges his country’s military to back off from Norway, leaving the king to make a pivotal decision. For ages 12 and older. In Norwegian with subtitles. (2016, Norway, 2:13)

“South from Granada”

2:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday

In the 1920s, a poet travels to a tiny village in Spain, where he rents a home and suddenly becomes the town’s most eligible bachelor. Although he’d rather stay indoors to read and write, he becomes the center of attention when he falls for the wild and beautiful daughter of “the local witch.” Based on a true story. For ages 15 and older. In Spanish with subtitles. (2003, Spain, 1:53)

“Do You See Me?” (“Scusate se esisto!”)

1:15, 5 and 8:45 p.m. Thursday

A talented architect named Serena Bruno enjoyed great success working in England but can’t seem to find employment as a woman when she returns home to Italy. She’s finally hired as “Bruno Serena.” For ages 12 and older. In Italian with subtitles. (2014, Italy, 1:39)


Showing as part of the Honolulu Festival, featuring films from Japan and the U.S. Saturday-Sunday, Hawaii Convention Center, third floor, Room 311. Free. Info: honolulufestival.com.

Saturday: 10 a.m., “Voices Behind Barbed Wire: Stories of Oahu,” written, directed and edited by Ryan Kawamoto, and produced by the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i — premiere screening; 11:15 a.m., “It’s a Beautiful Life—Irodori”; 1:30 p.m., “Silver Spoon”; and 3:45 p.m., “A Drop of the Grapevine”

Sunday: 10 a.m., “The Untold Story: Internment of Japanese Americans in Hawaii”; 11:15 a.m., “Akanezora Beyond the Crimson Sky”; 1:30 p.m., “There is No Lid on the Sea”

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