Emotions, history, culture, tradition - you’ll find it all at the 24th annual Seattle Jewish Film Festival. From March 23rd through the 31st in Seattle, and April 6th and 7th on the eastside, enjoy 36 films and 180 emotions with thousands of your closest friends (that’s a whole lotta numbers!).
This highly anticipated annual festival depicts Israeli and Jewish life both globally and right in our own Puget Sound backyard. A heart-warming celebration of film and culture, the festival brings history to life, as the rich sounds of Hebrew, Ladino and Yiddish come alive on the screen.
Some of the festival highlights include Opening Night March 23rd at AMC Pacific Place; where viewers can enjoy a glass of wine or beer (cash bar), view the film The Unorthodox, and then finish the evening with delicious dessert catered by Tom Douglas restaurants. The following morning is Sunday Klezmer Brunch at bat, a mouth-watering spread of “Jewish comfort food” set to the sounds of The Klez Katz! Guests will satisfy their taste buds and then enjoy a screening of Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel, a depiction of the MLB’s Jewish-American pinch-hitting players on Israel’s “underdog” World Baseball Classic team.
Meet author Jamie Bernstein on March 31st and listen as she discusses the “complex genius” of her father, classical composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein. Leonard is the subject of Jamie’s new memoir Famous Father Girl, and the documentary Leonard Bernstein: Larger than Life. Enjoy a discussion and screening of the film followed by a reception and book signing.
These are just a few of the moving and magical films you can view at the Seattle Jewish Film Festival. Get all of the details, rules and policies at www.seattlejewishfilmfestival....
· Tickets can be purchased for individual screenings, special events, matinees and passes and packages. Get your tickets here.
· This production is put on by the Stroum Jewish Community Center (SJCC), an organization created to further enrich life and culture in greater Seattle. The SJCC is celebrating its 50th year on Mercer Island (70th in greater Seattle) this year. To learn more about the SJCC and to check out their upcoming programs visit www.sjcc.org
· Films will be screened at venues throughout Seattle and the eastside. Check out a complete listing here.
· You will not go hungry at the film festival. Enjoy events catered by Tom Douglas and Mangia Bene catering, happy hours at J. Café, and Cinebarre’s entire menu (delivered right to your seat!).