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Picture of Hs Life | Opening Night

Thursday, March 19, 2020 | 07:30pm - 09:30pm | AMC Pacific Place 11

About the Film: World-renowned National Geographic wildlife photographer Amos Nachoum journeys to capture his most elusive subject.
Special Event: Get decked out old-Hollywood style! Happy hour (cash bar) + photo booths start 6:30pm, with a silver soirée after-party catered by Tom Douglas.
Special Guests: Director Dani Menkin and photographer Amos Nachoum. Menkin and Martin Selig will be honored with SJFF's 2020 REEL/REAL Difference Awards.

Golden Voiceshttp://

Saturday, March 21, 2020 | 07:00pm - 08:40pm | AMC Pacific Place 11

About: Film-dubbing stars find quirky ways to make a living as Soviet immigrants in Israel.


Saturday, March 21, 2020 | 09:05pm - 11:00pm | AMC Pacific Place 11

About: An Orthodox Jew seeks forgiveness from his fresh-out-of-jail former crime buddy. 

The Spy Behind Home Plate | Sunday Brunch Film

Sunday, March 22, 2020 | 11:00am - 12:45pm | AMC Pacific Place 11

About the Film: Sports and spy craft collide in this double-header documentary about major leaguer Moe Berg.
Special Event: Sunday Klezmer Brunch (9:30 am) is a full Jewish-food smorgasbord by Mangia Bene Catering. Film only tickets also available.

The Final Hour | Sephardic Spotlighthttp://

Sunday, March 22, 2020 | 01:20pm - 03:20pm | AMC Pacific Place 11

About: A Sephardic woman voyages across Europe to unearth her roots and ancestral language. Followed by an echar lashon (coffee klatch) with biscochos.
Special Guests: Producer Cem Kitapci and UW Professor Devin Naar.

I Was Not Born a Mistake | Gay Gezunt: LGBTQ Spotlight

Sunday, March 22, 2020 | 03:50pm - 05:20pm | AMC Pacific Place 11

About: Yiscah Smith’s transition from an Orthodox rabbi to a woman brought her back to Judaism and Israel.
Special Guest: Yiscah Smith 

Lyrebird (aka The Last Vermeer)

Sunday, March 22, 2020 | 07:45pm - 09:20pm | AMC Pacific Place 11

About: Guy Pearce stars as a flamboyant Dutch art dealer accused of selling a precious, stolen Vermeer painting to the Nazis.

The Ancient Law | Centerpiece: STG + SJFF Present "Silent Movie Mondays: Special Edition" + Live Score

Monday, March 23, 2020 | 07:00pm - 09:00pm | The Paramount Theatre

About: STG + SJFF present a special Jewish edition of Silent Movie Mondays with live music.
Special Guests: Original score performed by world-renowned klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals and pianist Donald Sosin (co-composers) with clarinetist Laura DeLuca. Post-film discussion with film scholar Cynthia Walk.

The Passengers

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 06:30pm - 07:55pm | SIFF Cinema Uptown

About: The struggle of Ethiopian Jews to survive and immigrate to Israel against all odds.

Shorts Program: Ever Forget?

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 08:20pm - 09:50pm | SIFF Cinema Uptown

About: Memory can be a blessing; it can also be a burden. For Jews, it's a preoccupation.
Curated by Warren Etheredge: Seven international award winning shorts and new discoveries. Don't miss these special festival treats!

Ask Dr. Ruth | Free Senior Matinee

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 02:00pm - 03:40pm | Aegis Living of Queen Anne at Rodger's Park

About: How did this Holocaust survivor become America’s most famous sex therapist?
Free for age 65+ and pass holders only. Seating limited. Snacks too!

Breaking Bread | Culinary Cinema

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 06:30pm - 08:00pm | Aegis Living of Queen Anne at Rodger's Park

About: The first Muslim Arab to win Israel’s MasterChef makes social change through food.


Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 08:30pm - 10:15pm | SIFF Cinema Uptown

About: Can Israeli and Palestinian music students achieve harmony?

Mrs. G

Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 06:30pm - 07:40pm | SIFF Cinema Uptown

About: The unlikely story of a Holocaust survivor who became a swimwear mogul (Gottex).

The Keeper

Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 07:55pm - 10:10pm | SIFF Cinema Uptown

About: True story of a German POW who became a legendary goalie for Manchester City.

Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles | Matinee @ the J

Friday, March 27, 2020 | 12:30pm - 02:00pm | SJCC - Mercer Island

About: What makes this quintessentially Jewish musical speak to everyone?
includes coffee, tea, cookies, and conversation.


Saturday, March 28, 2020 | 07:00am - 08:45pm | SJCC - Mercer Island

About: A young woman is torn between her Syrian Jewish family and forbidden love.

Incitement | Israeli Night Spotlight

Saturday, March 28, 2020 | 09:15pm - 11:18pm | SJCC - Mercer Island

About: A psychological thriller chronicling the radicalization of Yitzhak Rabin’s assassin.
Happy Hour in the J Café before the show, 6-9:30pm


Sunday, March 29, 2020 | 01:15pm - 03:00pm | SJCC - Mercer Island

About: The reign and volatile legacy of Israel’s first (and only) female prime minister.

Those Who Remained

Sunday, March 29, 2020 | 03:30pm - 05:00pm | SJCC - Mercer Island

About: A young survivor finds an unlikely father figure in post-war Soviet Hungary.

Latter Day Jew | Seattle Closing Night Comedy

Sunday, March 29, 2020 | 06:50pm - 08:45pm | SJCC - Mercer Island

About: A gay, ex-Mormon, cancer-surviving comedian prepares for his bar mitzvah.
Special Guest: Comedian H. Alan Scott
Special Event: Standup comedy + Silver Sendoff Closing Reception, sweet treats and a champagne toast.

Aulcie | Eastside Opening Night

Saturday, April 04, 2020 | 07:30pm - 09:00pm | Regal Bella Bottega

About: The rise, fall, and redemption of an American-Israeli basketball legend.
Special Event: SJFF Eastside Edition is moving to Redmond and enjoy popcorn on us! Attendees receive a gift card good for concessions.