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14Mar
Opening Night Film & Festivities: Hanna's Journeyhttp://myaccount.siff.net/cinema/reserve.aspx?fid=344&id=25443

Saturday, March 14, 2015 | 06:30pm - 10:00pm | AMC Pacific Place 11

Special Event: Fun, start to finish! Doors open 6:30 PM for happy hour (no host). After the film, HANNA'S JOURNEY, Tom Douglas hosts a delicious dessert party.  

14Mar
Hanna's Journey - Opening Night Filmhttp://myaccount.siff.net/cinema/reserve.aspx?fid=344&id=25443

Saturday, March 14, 2015 | 07:30pm - 10:00pm | AMC Pacific Place 11

STANDBY TICKETS ONLY - SOME TIX RELEASED FIRST-COME
About the Film
: Unexpected romance blooms between a young German student and her flirtatious Israeli colleague.
About the Festivities: 6:30 PM Happy Hour ($3 beer/$5 wine) before the film. Afterward, join us for the Tom Douglas Dessert Reception.

15Mar
Matzoh Momma Sunday Brunch & Film: Havana Curveballhttp://myaccount.siff.net/cinema/reserve.aspx?fid=344&id=25444

Sunday, March 15, 2015 | 09:30am - 11:00am | AMC Pacific Place 11

BRUNCH SOLD OUT - SOME FILM ONLY STANDBY TICKETS AT BOX OFFICE
Special Event: Batter & Brunch up!
Matzoh Momma Catering hosts. Jewish soul-food, Klezmer music, artisan coffee and HAVANA CURVEBALL (Rated PG). Bring the whole family - worth missing Hebrew school!

15Mar
Eden Rests (short)http://myaccount.siff.net/cinema/reserve.aspx?fid=344&id=25443

Sunday, March 15, 2015 | 11:00am - 12:15pm | AMC Pacific Place 11

STANDBY ONLY
About the Short Film
:
An animated homage to Israel's first movie house. Plays with: HANNA'S JOURNEY

15Mar
Havana Curveball - Sunday Brunch Filmhttp://myaccount.siff.net/cinema/reserve.aspx?fid=344&id=25444

Sunday, March 15, 2015 | 11:00am - 12:15pm | AMC Pacific Place 11

BRUNCH SOLD OUT - SOME FILM ONLY STANDBY TICKETS AT BOX OFFICE
About the Brunch Event - 9:30am
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Join us for Matzoh Momma's delicious spread, coffee and juice, and live klezmer music.
About the Film - 11am: A bar mitzvah teen is thrown a few curveballs when he tries to donate baseball equipment to Cuba. Film only tickets also on sale.

15Mar
Reverence (short)http://myaccount.siff.net/cinema/reserve.aspx?fid=344&id=25444

Sunday, March 15, 2015 | 11:00am - 12:15pm | AMC Pacific Place 11

About the Short FilmA doc exploring the phenomenon of custom and branded yarmulkes in Jewish-American communities. Plays with: HAVANA CURVEBALL

15Mar
Farewell Baghdad: The Dove Flyerhttp://myaccount.siff.net/cinema/reserve.aspx?fid=344&id=25445

Sunday, March 15, 2015 | 01:00pm - 03:00pm | AMC Pacific Place 11

Sephardic Spotlight
About the Film
: A teen living in 1950s Baghdad joins the Zionist movement and helps Iraqi Jews immigrate to Israel.
About the Event: Join us after the film for an echar lashon (Ladino coffee klatch w/biscochos)

15Mar
Facing Fear (short series)http://myaccount.siff.net/cinema/reserve.aspx?fid=344&id=25446

Sunday, March 15, 2015 | 03:00pm - 04:20pm | AMC Pacific Place 11

Gay Gezunt! A GLBTQ Film Series - 4 Shorts
About the Film
: A former neo-Nazi and the gay victim of his hate crime attack meet by chance 25 years later, astonishingly at the Museum of Tolerance.

15Mar
Summer Vacation (short series)http://myaccount.siff.net/cinema/reserve.aspx?fid=344&id=25446

Sunday, March 15, 2015 | 03:00pm - 04:20pm | AMC Pacific Place 11

Gay Gezunt! A GLBTQ Film Series - 4 Shorts
About the Film
: A stranger disturbs a quiet family summer vacation, dredging up long-held secrets and changing everything.

15Mar
The Seder (short series)myaccount.siff.net/cinema/reserve.aspx?fid=344&id=25446

Sunday, March 15, 2015 | 03:00pm - 04:20pm | AMC Pacific Place 11

Gay Gezunt! A GLBTQ Film Series - 4 Shorts
About the Film
: Openly gay Leo brings his boyfriend home to meet his family during their Passover Seder.

15Mar
Zazaland (short series)http://myaccount.siff.net/cinema/reserve.aspx?fid=344&id=25446

Sunday, March 15, 2015 | 03:00pm - 04:20pm | AMC Pacific Place 11

Gay Gezunt! A GLBTQ Film Series - 4 Shorts
About the Film
: A comedic homage to LATE MARRIAGE (2001) about a Georgian family that tries to wed their gay son to a Georgian woman.

15Mar
A Borrowed Identity (aka Dancing Arabs)http://myaccount.siff.net/cinema/reserve.aspx?fid=344&id=25447

Sunday, March 15, 2015 | 05:00pm - 06:45pm | AMC Pacific Place 11

About the Film: An Arab teen struggles to find his identity in the complicated political climate of 1980s Israel. Directed by Eran Riklis.

15Mar
Il Fornaio VIP Gala Dinnerhttps://asoft137.securesites.net/secure/sjcc/index.php?src=forms&ref=DonationForm_SJFF&id=DonationForm_SJFF

Sunday, March 15, 2015 | 06:30pm - 08:30pm | Il Fornaio

About the Event: SJFF thanks our sponsors, donors, board and guest filmmakers at this bountiful celebration. By invitation and RSVP only.
Join the fun! Make a minimum donation of $500 to attend (2 invites).

15Mar
Holy Landhttp://myaccount.siff.net/cinema/reserve.aspx?fid=344&id=25448

Sunday, March 15, 2015 | 08:20pm - 09:40pm | AMC Pacific Place 11

AJC Bridge Series
About the Film:A gripping, unbiased, complex look at the daily lives and diverse perspectives of several West Bank residents.

16Mar
Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichemhttp://myaccount.siff.net/cinema/reserve.aspx?fid=344&id=25449

Monday, March 16, 2015 | 06:30pm - 08:00pm | SIFF Cinema Uptown

About the Film:The intertwined stories of two beloved Jewish and “Fiddler on the Roof” icons:  storyteller Sholom Aleichem and actor Theodore Bikel.

16Mar
Hannah Cohen's Holy Communion (short)http://myaccount.siff.net/cinema/reserve.aspx?fid=344&id=25450

Monday, March 16, 2015 | 08:45pm - 08:58pm | SIFF Cinema Uptown

About the Film: Seven-year-old Hannah can't wait to make Holy Communion - problem is, she's Jewish! Plays with QUALITY BALLS.

16Mar
Quality Balls: The David Steinberg Storyhttp://myaccount.siff.net/cinema/reserve.aspx?fid=344&id=25450

Monday, March 16, 2015 | 08:45pm - 10:18pm | SIFF Cinema Uptown

About the Film: Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David, and other comedy greats share stories of working with provocative Canadian Jewish comedian David Steinberg. Plays with HANNA COHEN'S HOLY COMMUNION (short).

17Mar
Almost Friendshttp://www.siff.net/cinema/visiting-programs/seattle-jewish-film-festival-2015/almost-friends

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | 06:30pm - 07:34pm | SIFF Cinema Uptown

Teen Screen: Teens 1/2 off w/Adult Full-Priced Ticket
About the Film: When a Jewish and an Arab tween meet online, they form a surprising friendship.

17Mar
Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africahttp://myaccount.siff.net/cinema/reserve.aspx?fid=344&id=25452

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | 08:10pm - 10:00pm | SIFF Cinema Uptown

About the Film: Exiled South African Jewish activist Albie Sachs helped Nelson Mandela shape the country’s post-apartheid constitution. Plays with: THE ACCIDENTAL ACTIVIST (short)

17Mar
The Accidental Activist: Whoever Saves a Life... (short)http://myaccount.siff.net/cinema/reserve.aspx?fid=344&id=25452

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | 08:10pm - 10:00pm | SIFF Cinema Uptown

About the Short Film: In 2006, Cheryl Stumbo survived one of the most brutal hate crimes in Seattle history and became an advocate for safer gun laws. Plays with: SOFT VENGEANCE

18Mar
Run Boy Runhttp://myaccount.siff.net/cinema/reserve.aspx?fid=344&id=25453

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | 06:15pm - 08:10pm | SIFF Cinema Uptown

About the Film: While running from the Nazis, 8-year-old Srulik struggles to hold on to his Jewish identity. Plays with: VISHNEVA, BELARUS SOVIET UNION POLAND (short) 

18Mar
Vishneva, Belarus Soviet Union Poland (short)http://myaccount.siff.net/cinema/reserve.aspx?fid=344&id=25453

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | 06:15pm - 08:10pm | SIFF Cinema Uptown

About the Short Film: A son interviews his father, a Holocaust survivor, while superimposed images and text tell a shared, unspoken story. Plays with: RUN BOY RUN

18Mar
The Art Dealerhttp://myaccount.siff.net/cinema/reserve.aspx?fid=344&id=25454

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | 08:35pm - 10:10pm | SIFF Cinema Uptown

About the Film: A chance encounter with a stolen painting leads Esther to investigate her family’s secret past in this stylish thriller.

19Mar
Write Down, I'm an Arabhttp://myaccount.siff.net/cinema/reserve.aspx?fid=344&id=25455

Thursday, March 19, 2015 | 04:00pm - 05:30pm | SIFF Cinema Uptown

About the Film: A personal portrait of "Palestinian national poet" Mahmoud Darwish, one of the most influential writers in the Arab world, told by the women in his life.

19Mar
Little White Liehttp://myaccount.siff.net/cinema/reserve.aspx?fid=344&id=25456

Thursday, March 19, 2015 | 06:30pm - 08:06pm | SIFF Cinema Uptown

About the Film: When Lacey Schwartz’s parents divorce, she begins to unravel a deep family mystery that redefines her identity.

19Mar
Kidonhttp://myaccount.siff.net/cinema/reserve.aspx?fid=344&id=25457

Thursday, March 19, 2015 | 08:45pm - 10:22pm | SIFF Cinema Uptown

About the Film: This cheeky spy comedy reimagines the circumstances around the real-life assassination of a Hamas operative.

20Mar
Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Lovehttp://sjcc.org/cultural-arts/seattle-jewish-film-festival/65-senior-matinee-rsvp/

Friday, March 20, 2015 | 01:30pm - 03:05pm | SJCC - Mercer Island

Senior Matinee @ the J
Buy online or RSVP: BoxOffice@sjcc.org | 206.388.0833
About the Film
: From “The Way We Were” to A CHORUS LINE, composer Marvin Hamlisch left his mark on film, Broadway and tv.
About the Event: For age 65+, their family/caregivers, and SJFF Passholders only. Light refreshments.

21Mar
Bulletproof Stockings (short)http://myaccount.siff.net/cinema/reserve.aspx?fid=344&id=25459

Saturday, March 21, 2015 | 06:20pm - 07:45pm | SJCC - Mercer Island

About the Film: Bulletproof Stockings is a Chassidic alternative-rock band that only plays for women. Plays with: DAVID BROZA: EAST JERUSALEM/WEST JERUSALEM

21Mar
David Broza: East Jerusalem/West Jerusalemhttp://myaccount.siff.net/cinema/reserve.aspx?fid=344&id=25459

Saturday, March 21, 2015 | 06:20pm - 07:45pm | SJCC - Mercer Island

About the Film: Celebrated Israeli singer-songwriter David Broza records an album in East Jerusalem with Israeli, Palestinian, and American musicians to promote peace through music. Plays with: BULLETPROOF STOCKINGS (short)

21Mar
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalemhttp://myaccount.siff.net/cinema/reserve.aspx?fid=344&id=25460

Saturday, March 21, 2015 | 08:30pm - 10:26pm | SJCC - Mercer Island

Standby Tickets Only - Depending on # Passholders attending. Released 8:20pm
About the Film: An Israeli woman seeking to finalize her divorce finds herself effectively put on trial by Israel’s religiously based marriage laws in this Golden Globe®-nominated film and Israel's 2015 Oscar® submission. 

22Mar
Above and Beyondhttp://myaccount.siff.net/cinema/reserve.aspx?fid=344&id=25461

Sunday, March 22, 2015 | 01:00pm - 02:45pm | SJCC - Mercer Island

About the Film: The gripping story of the mostly-American WWII pilots who fought in Israel’s War of Independence.
Discussion to follow.

22Mar
The Outrageous Sophie Tuckerhttp://myaccount.siff.net/cinema/reserve.aspx?fid=344&id=25462

Sunday, March 22, 2015 | 03:30pm - 05:06pm | SJCC - Mercer Island

About the Film: Before Joan Rivers or Beyoncé, iconic vaudeville superstar Sophie Tucker was the “Red Hot Mama” of comedy and music.

22Mar
Closing Night Film & Reception: Mr. Kaplanhttp://myaccount.siff.net/cinema/reserve.aspx?fid=344&id=25463

Sunday, March 22, 2015 | 05:40pm - 08:00pm | SJCC - Mercer Island

Special Event: Sendoff SJFF's 20th Anniversary with belly laughs and a toast. After the film MR. KAPLAN, join us for wine, refreshments and lite bites. 

22Mar
Mr. Kaplan - Closing Night Filmhttp://myaccount.siff.net/cinema/reserve.aspx?fid=344&id=25463

Sunday, March 22, 2015 | 05:40pm - 08:00pm | SJCC - Mercer Island

About the Film: Convinced there’s a runaway Nazi hiding in his Uruguayan town, retiree Jacob Kaplan mounts a whacky investigation.
About the Closing Reception: Wine, cheese and light refreshments. Join us for a 20th anniversary toast and sendoff. 

22Mar
The Funeral (short)http://myaccount.siff.net/cinema/reserve.aspx?fid=344&id=25463

Sunday, March 22, 2015 | 05:40pm - 08:00pm | SJCC - Mercer Island

About the Short Film: A secular Jew tries to honor his mother's wishes after she dies with mixed results. Plays with: MR. KAPLAN