29th Seattle Jewish Film Festival @ Stroum Jewish Community Center and Other Venues

Films from across the globe 🌍

📸: Stroum Jewish Community Center | Remembering Gene Wilder

📆 Films screening from Saturday, March 2nd – Sunday, March 17th
🎟 Passes ranging from $70–$200
📍 Venues including
AMC Pacific Place, Stroum Jewish Community Center, University of Washington, Walla Walla

The Seattle Jewish Film Festival (SJFF) is back for its 29th outing and is proud to offer 19 different film programs over two weeks all over the city… and even on the other side of the state. Their main base will be the AMC Pacific Place downtown, the Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island, a shorts offering at the University of Washington, and even an exhibition in Walla Walla.

“SJFF offers films and experiences that amplify profound connections to Jewish life for everyone,” according to Pamela Lavitt, director of SJCC Arts + Ideas and Festivals. “Cinema can deepen comprehension, inspire conversations, and strengthen community.”

The offerings cover the globe, with features, documentaries, and short films from the likes of Poland, Italy, India, and Hungary. And if you’re a homebody, don’t worry, as selected offerings will be available virtually.

Some eventized highlights:

🎥  Remembering Gene Wilder, a non-fiction ode to one of the 20th century’s greatest comic actors

🎥  One Life, starring Anthony Hopkins as a British stockbroker who saved hundreds of Jewish children in the lead-up to World War II

🎥 The Man Without a World, a modern silent film about an ailing Yiddish actress, with a live score by Alicia Svigals on klezmer and Donald Sosin on piano.

And for the first time ever, SJFF will have their very own Red Carpet Oscar Party at Stroum, where you can don your best duds, grab some appetizers and popcorn, and then head into the theatre for a livestream of this year’s Academy Awards.

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Marcus Gorman

Marcus Gorman is a Seattle-based playwright and film programmer. He once raised money for a synagogue by marathoning 15 Adam Sandler movies in one weekend. You can find him on Instagram and Twitter @marcus_gorman.