Seattle Jewish Film Festival March 01–09, 2014
2014 Film Series: "The Good, The Bad, The Funny" features Jewish heroes, hooligans and comedians.
The Seattle Jewish Film Festival (SJFF) is an annual, 10-day and year-round cinematic exploration and celebration of global Jewish and Israeli life, history, complexity, culture and filmmaking for everyone.
March 3–6, SIFF Cinema Uptown
March 5, 8-9, Stroum Jewish Community Center - Mercer Island
SJFF is the largest and most highly anticipated Jewish event in the Pacific Northwest and a mainstay in the Seattle arts calendar, attracting approximately 7,500 diverse patrons annually and garnering international acclaim. SJFF showcases the best international, independent and award-winning Jewish-themed and Israeli cinema, enhanced by educational, family, social, performing arts and year-round programming.
SJFF is a program of The Stroum JCC - a partner to their community building mission and the cornerstone of their revitalized cultural arts program. For more information on year-round film and cultural arts programs at the J's new state-of-the-art theatre, go to SJCC.org.
|$12 | $9*||General Admission|
|$20 | $18*||Opening Night, Sunday Brunch & Film, Closing Centerpiece
(Closing Centerpiece is $25 at the Door)
March 8 and 9: Tickets will be available at the door for all screenings at the Stroum Jewish Community Center.
Discounts: For students w/valid ID, youth under 13, seniors 65+, SIFF members (at the Uptown only). Groups of 12+ must order by phone.
SJCC members will be provided with a $2 off discount code from the J's membership office.
Order Fees: For online and phone purchases: $1.25 per item, with a maximum of $5 per order. There are no fees for walkups.
AJC Bridge Series
Before the Iranian revolution, thousands of Israelis lived the high life in Tehran, enjoying a special relationship with the despotic regime. Then the revolution ended it all.
Prof. Naomi Sokoloff leads discussion. Free for students w/ID only.
Two episodes of this wickedly funny Israeli sitcom, created by noted author Sayed Kashua, takes jabs at Israeli stereotypes.
Fun, start to finish! Doors open 6:30 PM for happy hour (no host), followed at 7:30 PM with our Opening Night Film The Zigzag Kid. Tom Douglas Catering hosts the dessert reception after. Plays with the short film The Man Who Buried His Own Leg.
This incredible event and delicious spread features Matzoh Momma's Jewish soul-food, klezmer music, and a giant Horah before the film When Comedy Went to School (Rated PG).
Brunch begins at 9:30 am, Film begins at 11:00 am
Roundtable Discussion after the film: "Ladino: Past, Present and Future"
Three Holocaust survivors return to the once-thriving Jewish community of Rhodes in this powerful documentary tribute to a "paradise lost."
Add Special Guest: Director Jason Hutt will attend.
Sukkah City follows the competition among architects who designed radical sukkahs in the heart of New York City.
AJC Bridge Series
A French priest struggles to navigate his dual identity as a Catholic Jew while mediating the construction of a convent within the walls of Auschwitz.
Twenty-somethings Carole and Jérôme travel behind the Iron Curtain to Odessa, where they secretly meet with and help persecuted Jews denied visas to leave the Soviet Unionh.
Joe Papp, New York's indomitable champion of the arts, made American theater accessible, nurtured our greatest playwrights, directors, and actors, and forever changed New York's theater scene.
Passionate, sensitive Amy Winehouse gives a searing acoustic performance in a small, remote Irish church and enthusiastically discusses her musical influences in a revealing interview.
How do you get Jewish and Palestinian children to forget their differences for an afternoon? Teach them to dance together.
Teen Screen: Teens ½ price w/paying adult! Discount available in person.
Can a shared love of hummus be a recipe for peace in the Middle East? Explore the Middle Eastern conflict you don't see on the nightly news. Plays with the short film The Cake.
Join us for cookies and coffee and a screening of the film Neil Diamond: Solitary Man – you'll also be treated to a preview performance of Seattle Jewish Theatre Company's upcoming production of From Door to Door, which will be performed at the J march 23.
Acclaimed and controversial, this gripping drama based on real events depicts a Polish village aroused when its secrets and lies about the dark days of the war are literally unearthed.
Bethlehem is the shattering story of the complex relationship between Razi, an Israeli secret service officer, and his teenage Palestinian informant, Sanfur.
Special Guest: Producer/Editor Inbal Lessner will attend.
Just before being crowned 1998 Miss World, Miss Israel Linor Abargil was raped at knifepoint. Now she's an inspiring activist breaking silence, fighting for justice and global awareness.
A graffiti artist's life becomes stranger than his art when he's drawn into a world that's part film noir, part Alice in Wonderland.
When a comedy duo's Hitler-Stalin cabaret act fails to entertain the rising Nazis, one escapes to Moscow, unwittingly becoming the real Stalin's astrologer in this madcap caper full of chutzpah.
To save his house, 12-year-old Jonathan hatches a scheme to rob a bank with his grandfather and two elderly men.
Panel Discussion: "Wagner's Jews?"
The opera composer Wagner was notoriously anti-Semitic, but many of his most devoted supporters were Jewish. What brought them to him, and can art transcend history? Plays with the short film Pale of Settlement.
Premiere of Road to Eden, a documentary film about Jewish rocker Dan Nichols and his band, Eighteen, followed by an all-ages concert (daycare available during the film).
Film screens at 3pm, Concert starts 4:30pm.