The Man Without a World @ Stroum Jewish Community Center

With a live score 🎻

📸: Stroum Jewish Community Center

📆 March 17th
4 p.m.
📍 Stroum Jewish Community Center: 3801 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island
🎟️ Single Tickets: $13 – $15; Festival passes and packages also available

Time to watch a silent film from… the 1990s? As the story goes, The Man Without a World was “rediscovered” in the Russian archives by artist Eleanor Antin in 1991 and tells the story of a love trying to prevail against the odds in a 1920s Polish shtetl. However, when a traveling caravan sets up shop in the village, the many factions are thrown into strife and disarray, and so ensues the drama.

The film’s director, Soviet filmmaker Yevgeny Antinov, is actually just one of Antin’s many colorful historical personas she created during her art career. She says, “I make seemingly old films in order to enter the lost world of the past from the inside, not to stand outside of it and see it as history.” Providing the soundtrack for this world is a founder of the Klezmatics, klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals, and Donald Sosin—who has been creating and performing silent film music for fifty years. And afterward, stick around for a Q&A, champagne toast, and dessert reception.

Why the festivities? Well, this special screening of The Man Without a World closes out the Seattle Jewish Film Festival, running from March 2nd to the 17th. Filling those two weeks are 18 film programs (with in-person and virtual offerings) from around the world, and plenty other events. Oscars party anyone?

Read more about the festival here.

SJFF showcases the vibrancy and diversity of global Jewish life through cinema, illuminating perspectives and amplifying profound Jewish connections.

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