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About Opening Night

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About the Festivities

Join friends and the Stroum JCC board in the AMC lobby, starting at 6:30 pm for happy hour (cash bar) befor the film. Stay after the film for a Dessert Party hosted by Tom Douglas (included with ticket/pass).

Director Bio

 

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Film Details:

Director: Dani Menkin, Yonatan Nir
Country: Israel, USA, Canada
Language: English, Hebrew, Inuktitut w/English subtitles
Running Time: 72
Year: 2019
Genre: Documentary

Subjects:

 

  • Family-Friendly
  • National Geographic
  • Wildlife Photography
  • Arctic
  • Canadian Arctic
  • Polar Bear

 

Rating/Warning

  • PG

 Sponsors:

  • TBD
  • Community Partners:

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Dirctors Bio

Sagi Bornstein has 15 years of experience as a director, producer and editor of documentaries, reality and news. His work includes #UPLOADING_HOLOCAUST (2016) and KAFKA’S LAST STORY (2011) earning awards in several European and American film festivals. He studied photography at Camera Obscure film school and worked for leading Israeli broadcasters before starting his own production company.

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Film Details:

Director: Sagi Bornstein, Udi Nir, Shani Rozanes
Country: Israel, Germany
Language: Hebrew w/English subtitles
Running Time: Length
Year: 2019
Genre: Documentary

Subjects:

  • Golda Meir
  • Israeli History
  • International Politics
  • Aliyah
  • Jewish History
  • Politics
  • Women in Politics

Rating/Warning

  • PG

 Sponsors:

  • TBD
  • Community Partners:

About The Film

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Film Details:

Original Title: Kolot Reka'a 
Director: Evgeny Ruman
Country: Israel
Language: Russian, Hebrew w/English subtitles
Running Time: 88m
Year: 2019
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Subjects:

  • Immigration
  • Russians in Israel
  • Relationships
  • Romance

Rating/Warning

  • PG-13 (language)

 Sponsors:

  • TBD
  • Community Partners:

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Film Details:

Original Title: Iska Im Elohim
Director
: Rachel Rusinek, Eyal Ben Moshe
Country: Israel
Language: English, Hebrew w/English subtitles
Running Time: 52m
Year: 2019
Genre: Documentary

Subjects:

  • LGBTQ
  • Personal Stories
  • Religion
  • Transgender
  • Chabad Hasidim
  • Family Relationships
  • Coming Out
  • Spirituality

 Sponsors:

  • TBD
  • Community Partners:

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Film Details:

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Director
: Name
Country: Country
Language: Language
Running Time: Length
Year: 2018
Genre: Documentary
Official Website

Subjects:

  • Ethiopian
  • Israeli Life
  • Israeli Youth
  • LGBTQ
  • Palestinian/Arab-Israeli
  • YouTube/Youtubers
  • Web Influencers
  • Women’s Stories

Rating/Warning

  • PG-13 (Adult themes)

 Sponsors:

  • TBD
  • Community Partners:

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Film Details:

Original Title: Yamim Noraim
Director
: Yaron Zilberman
Country: Israel
Language: Hebrew w/English subtitles
Running Time: 123
Year: 2019
Genre: Thriller

Subjects:

  • History
  • Israeli Politics
  • Extremism
  • Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • Rabin assassination

Rating/Warning

  • PG-13 (violence, language)

 Sponsors:

  • TBD
  • Community Partners:

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Film Details:

Director: Aliza Rosen
Country: USA
Language: English
Running Time: 85m
Year: 2019
Genre: Documentary
Official Website

Subjects:

  • Religion
  • Mormon
  • Conversion
  • Comedy/Humor
  • Family- Relationships
  • LGBTQ
  • Jewish Journey

 Sponsors:

  • TBD
  • Community Partners:

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Film Details:

Director: Isaac Cherem
Country: Mexico
Language: Spanish w/English subtitles
Running Time
Year: 2018
Genre: Drama

Subjects:

  • Romance
  • Family-relationships
  • Interfaith Relationships
  • Coming-of-Age
  • Latino
  • Mexico
  • Spanish Language

Rating/Warning

  • R (Adult theme, sex, nudity)

 Sponsors:

  • TBD
  • Community Partners:

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Film Details:

Director: Dalit Kimor
Country: Israel
Language: Hebrew w/English subtitles
Running Time: 54m
Year: 2019
Genre: Documentary

Subjects:

  • Fashion
  • Holocaust
  • Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Survivor
  • Family Relationships
  • Swimwear
  • Business

Rating/Warning

  • PG

 Sponsors:

  • TBD
  • Community Partners:

About The Film

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Film Details:

Director: Walter Tejblum
Country: Argentina
Language: Spanish w/English subtitles
Running Time: 85m
Year: 2019
Genre: Drama

Subjects:

  • Family relationships
  • Community
  • Fundraising
  • Argentina
  • Taiwan

Rating/Warning

  • PG 

 Sponsors:

  • TBD
  • Community Partners:

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Film Details:

Director: Ҫağlar Malli
Country: UK
Language: English, Spanish, Turkish, Portuguese w/English subtitles
Running Time: 88m
Year: 2019
Genre: Documentary

Subjects:

  • Family History
  • Genealogy
  • Ladino Language
  • Judeo-Spanish
  • Sephardic/Sephardim/Sephardic Studies
  • Thessalonica
  • Spanish Inquisition

Rating/Warning: PG

 Sponsors:

  • TBD
  • Community Partners:

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Film Details:

Original Title: Trautmann
Director
: Marcus H. Rosenmüller
Country: UK, Germany
Language: Language
Running Time: 120m
Year: 2019
Genre: Narrative, Drama

Subjects:

  • Holocaust Forgiveness
  • WWII
  • Sports
  • Biography
  • Historical
  • Soccer/Football
  • Goalkeeping
  • POW/Prisoner of War
  • England

Rating/Warning: PG-13 (war, language, violence, adult themes)

 Sponsors:

  • TBD
  • Community Partners:

 

About The Film

 

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Film Details:

Director: Amy Geller, Gerald Peary
Country: USA
Language: English
Running Time: 73m
Year:2019
Genre: Documentary

Subjects:

  • Religion
  • Chabad
  • Hasidism
  • Montana

 Sponsors:

  • TBD
  • Community Partners:

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Film Details:

Director: Aviva Kempner
Country: USA
Language: English
Running Time: 101m
Year: 2019
Genre: Documentary
Official Website

Subjects:

  • Baseball
  • War
  • Spy craft
  • WWII intelligence
  • Biography
  • Immigrant Experience

Rating/Warning: PG

 Sponsors:

  • TBD
  • Community Partners:

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Film Details:

Original Title: Aqueles Que Ficaram
Director
: Barnabás Tóth
Country: Hungary
Language: Hungarian w/English subtitles
Running Time: 83m
Year: 2019
Genre: Drama

Subjects:

  • Survivor
  • Holocaust
  • Post-War Reconstruction

Rating/Warning: PG-13

 Sponsors:

  • TBD
  • Community Partners:

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Film Details:

Director: Ryan S. Porush
Country: Ethiopia/ Israel/USA
Language: English, Hebrew, Amharic w/English subtitles
Running Time: 72m
Year: 2019
Genre: Documentary
Official Website

Subjects:

  • Jewish Identity
  • Immigration
  • Current Politics
  • Ethiopian Jews
  • Racism
  • Advocacy

Rating/Warning: PG

 Sponsors:

  • TBD
  • Community Partners:

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Film: HEADING HOME: THE TALE OF TEAM ISRAEL

Kick off your festival with an all-ages Jewish comfort food and sports film extravaganza!

Start SJFF off right by attending this delicious special event on Sunday, March 24 hosted by Deb Brownstein of Mangia Bene Catering (longtime sponsors Miriam and pip Meyerson of Matzoh Momma finally hung up their spatulas and retired). We will continue the soul- and belly-filling klezmer-brunch before the film HEADING HOME. Mangia Bene's incredible spread features a wild lox plattr with a panoply of bagels, egg fritatta, kale salad, desserts and more.  Come rave about Mangia Bene's fresh, nouvelle Jewish comfort food, accompanied by Batdorf & Bronson coffee, Sholom kosher teas, and OJ.

Enjoy music by the The Klez Katz! klezmer band 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

A special thank you to our new brunch sponsors Deb Brownstein of Mangia Bene Catering and her staff for a wonderful event and generous donation.

Tickets:

Special Event (Brunch & Film) $25 |$20
Film Only: $15 | $12

 

 

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About the Event

Sunday, March 24 | 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Tom Douglas Palace Ballroom
By invitation only

We thank and toast our generous sponsors and welcome visiting filmmakers and special guests at the newly renovated Palace Ballroom, home of quintessential Northwest flavor, for a jazzy cocktail party featuring music by the Garfield High School Jazz Program Combo.

After the event, catch the film BLUE NOTE RECORDS about the legendary jazz label founded by German-Jewish refugees. This film screens at AMC Pacific Place immediately after the event at 6:50 pm. Sponsors: don't forget to bring your passes or tickets to see the film. Benefited donors with parking can pick up Pacific Place parking vouchers at VIP Party check-in.

VIP Cocktail Party invitations will be mailed the week of March 4:  By invitation only (non-transferrable). RSVP required by March 13 (space limited).

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Join us! Become a VIP

Make a minimum gift of $500 to attend, $1800 to join the REEL Mensch Donor Tribute Circle:

Thank You VIP Party Sponsor:

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L'chaim sponsors: 

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FILM: THE UNORTHODOX

This is the party to be at, and buy your tickets early, because this event - like last year's - will sell out! Join the Stroum JCC Board, Staff, and the Film Festival Committee for a no-host happy hour in the AMC Pacific Place upstairs lobby for a glass of wine/beer before the show A fun, social, happy meet-up before the festival week gets underway.

7:30 PM Happy Hour (cach bar): Join the SJCC board, Arts+Ideas Advisory Council, and SJFF committee for a no-host happy hour in the AMC Pacific Place upstairs lobby.
9:00 PM Intros & Film
Aprés Film Dessert Party hosted by Tom Douglas

About the Film 

THE UNORTHDOX is a spirited and suspenseful David-and-Goliath morality tale about the founding of Israel’s first Sephardi political party, actor Shuli Rand (USHPIZIN) dazzles in this fictionalized (and quintessentially Israeli) origin story.


Sponsors:

 

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TWO SCREENINGS OF THE FILM: PROMISE AT DAWN - early and late shows

EVERY ATTENDEE GETS A $10 GIFT CARD! Enjoy popcorn, food, drinks and other beverages at our full-menu venue.

We are excited to return for another Eastside edition at Regal Cinebarre Issaquah 8. The venue serves a full food and bar menu. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.  Arrive early to enjoy their full bar in the lobby and place your food order before the show, or wait staff will take your order during the film.

About the Film 

PROMISE AT DAWN is an epic, quirky drama about French writer Romain Gary's extraordinary life shaped by his Jewish mother.


Sponsor:

  • Regal Entertainment Group

 

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Oscar nominee James Caan, Rosanna Arquette, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers star in this heartwarming comedy about an American cardiologist who leaves everything—including his Jewish family of colorful eccentrics—to become a pig farmer in the Holy Land.

About the Event

Reception to follow: Enjoy sweet treats, wine, beer, and a champagne toast.


Sponsors

  • Hotel Max | Provenance Hotels - Enjoy our preferred hospitality sponsor's discount rates during SJFF. Click here to learn more or mention Promo Code: "SJFF."
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