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The Clown and the Führer at the Jewish Film Festival on April 29
By Bruce Bellingham

Jewish Film FestivalThe San Francisco Jewish Film Festival features The Clown and the Fuhrer on April 29. It’s a story about an encounter between Spain’s most famous clown and Adolph Hitler. The movie is based on a Hitler’s real-life encounter with the world-famous entertainer Charlie Rivel.

Director Eduard Cortes uses black-and-white archival and newly shot footage to depict the round-up and slow march of prisoners to the concentration camps. He plays these murky scenes against the goofiness of Charlie’s clownish world.

The Clown and the Führer: Screening Room of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street, Wednesday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m.; tickets $6–$8; 415-978-2787,

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