If we’re to get a taste of Jewish life through film, then there’s no better place in our corner of the world to go than the AJC Seattle Jewish Film Festival. The theme this year is Vidas Largas — live large. You can learn about Sephardic life, so vibrant in Seattle, with heavy representation both in the past and present. Or watch Jason Alexander (you know, George Costanza) get violent — in a musical. You’ll even find some therapy, whether it’s through music or swimming with dolphins.
This year’s festival runs March 15–25, with most shows at the newly reopened SIFF Cinema at the Uptown in lower Queen Anne. We’ve got several reviews and interviews below, but you can find more information and get your tickets by visiting www.seattlejewishfilmfestival.org. To the movies!
Musical prodigies play for keeps in wartime ‘Wunderkinder’
Hip Hop ya don’t stop — except for Bar Mitzvah lessons
In ‘Little Rose,’ Poland gets its way
Israeli filmmaker dips and soars with ‘Dolphin Boy’
My dysfunctional family
Pull out the hockey masks
A coming of age that got up and went
A man and his desert