Film Year-Round

On the Big Screen: Film Forums

Purchase tickets online or contact our box office: 206.388.0832 | BoxOffice@sjcc.org M-F during regular business hours.

Upcoming Films

Kung Pao Xmas: DREAMING OF A JEWISH CHRISTMAS

Tuesday, December 25 | 5 pm
$25 | $20 incl. dinner (purchase by Dec. 17)
$15 | $10 film only

“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…”, “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…”—who knew that some of the best loved Christmas carols were written by Jewish songwriters. This musical documentary celebrates the amazing story of Jewish composers such as such as Irving Berlin, Mel Tormé, and Jay Livingston, who composed the indelible, mainstream pop-culture soundtrack to Christmas.  These Jewish immigrant outsiders connected Christmas with a universal  theme: imagining a better world.  Featuring interviews with Alan Dershowitz, Mark Breslin, and comedians Jackie Mason and Ophira Eisenberg (coming to the J on January 24). Plays with short film HANNAH COHEN’S HOLY COMMUNION.

Tickets purchased by December 17 include dinner; after that, film only tickets available. Concessions and wine/beer for sale.

DOUBTFUL

Thursday, February 28 | 7:30 pm
$12 | $10
In the desert city of Be’ersheva, Assi (Ran Danker), an emotionally scarred writer, is sentenced to community service teaching juvenile delinquents. Using his skills in scriptwriting and poetry, he helps them take control of their narratives by filming the world around them. The teens’ extreme personalities, riotous energy, and vivacious charm arouse a fresh wind of creativity and hope in Assi’s personal and creative life. Through a close relationship with one troubled teen in particular, both Assi and the group break through the boundaries of the rehabilitative framework in this moving drama inspired by true events in the director’s life.

Winner of Best First Feature and Best Cinematography at the Jerusalem Film Festival.

SJFF Film & Author: Jamie Bernstein

Sunday, March 31 | 4 pm
Book & film: $25 | $20
Film only: $15 | $12 | free (for SJFF passholders)

The oldest daughter of revered composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein offers a rare look at her father on the centennial of his birth in a deeply intimate and broadly evocative memoir.Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein” is an intoxicating tale and an intimate meditation on a complex and sometimes troubled man, the family he raised, and the music he composed that became the soundtrack of their entwined lives. Jamie Bernstein is a writer, broadcaster, and filmmaker. She travels the world as a concert narrator. The event includes author interview, discussion, and Seattle Jewish Film Festival screening of the documentary film, LEONARD BERNSTEIN: LARGER THAN LIFE. This author is presented in partnership with The Jewish Book Council. Reception, book sales, and book signing to follow.

This special event is part of the 24th annual Seattle Jewish Film Festival 2019. Film admission only included with SJFF pass.

Film & Touring Exhibit: REFUSENIK and "Power of Protest"

Tuesday, April 9 
6:30 pm view exhibit | 7 pm film
$10 | $5 SJCC, WSJHS, JConnect members
Free for SJFF pass holders and students
Hillel UW, 4745 17th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105

REFUSENIK (SJFF 2008), the first retrospective documentary about the 30-year human rights campaign to liberate Soviet Jews from behind the Iron Curtain, screens alongside a new touring exhibit  on display at Hillel UW. “Power of Protest: The Movement to Free Soviet Jews,” a new touring exhibit created by the National Museum of American Jewish History, explores the significance of this dramatic, risky, and emotionally fraught social justice movement. Also on view is a local companion exhibit, curated by Washington State Jewish Historical Society and co-presented by Hillel UW, exploring Soviet Jews who came to Washington state. Arrive early before the film to view both exhibits on display March 12 – April 29 (check viewing hours online).

Free for students and SJFF pass holders.

THE PRODUCERS: Outdoor Movie & Beer Garden

Saturday, August 10 | 8:45 pm
Free; suggested donation $5
Relax under the stars for a free outdoor movie on a big inflatable screen and a beer garden to boot in our Kesher Community Garden as we screen the classic, slapstick comedy, THE PRODUCERS, at dusk! Bring your own picnic (vegetarian/kosher), a lawn chair or a blanket, and enjoy concessions, including win/beer for sale, and a summer movie on the island. Laugh and toast some of Hollywood’s greatest comedy legends: Gene Wilder, Zero Mostel, and Mel Brooks!

The event is free, but please RSVP so we know to expect you.

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