Seattle Jewish Film Festival: March 23-31 & April 6-7
From titles to the rolling credits, the Seattle Jewish Film Festival is a rainbow of emotions, sensations, and connections to global + local Israeli and Jewish life and culture. The 24th annual SJFF is about reel emotions and reel connections that we share with one another. Join us for 36 films in 11 colorful days. Purchase tickets at sjcc.org
HNT Sponsored Film: Centerpiece: Leonard Bernstein Film + Author Jamie Bernstein • Sunday, March 31 • 4:00 PM • SJCC
Leonard Bernstein, one of the most influential classical musicians of the 20th century, was a complex, larger-than-life, colorful genius. His flamboyant onstage presence—the swaying, jumping, and arm swinging—were not affectations but the means to achieve a great orchestral performance. His film and musical theater scores (ON THE TOWN, ON THE WATERFRONT, and WEST SIDE STORY) are unforgettable, and his 1950s televised Young People’s Concerts with the New York Philharmonic broke down barriers and reached large audiences worldwide. The documentary features illuminating interviews with other conductors, Bernstein’s children (including our special guest, daughter Jamie Bernstein), and luminaries of the music world (including Stephen Sondheim and Sir Peter Jonas), complemented by family photos and clips from Bernstein’s performances, compositions, and TV programs, all of which tell his life story—marked by conflict with his family and numerous alleged affairs—in a creative, nonlinear way.
As film sponsors, HNT gets 10 free tickets! Email Rebecca@h-nt.org for free tickets to this film.