About 100 people attended the Seattle Polish Film Festival’s Yiddish celebration complete with Klezmer Music. Sasha Senderovich, assistant professor at University of Washington gave an enlightening presentation on the history of Yiddish films, followed by “Yiddle with a Fiddle” starring Mary Picon. Afterwards Peter Lippman talked about Klezmer music and we were treated to a musical performance by Klezmer Local #206.
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Festival continues thru October 29, 2017.
Photo Above: Dr. Jerry Strassman, Carol Strassman, Mrs. Sarah Gortler, Teresa Davis, Joshua Gortler, Holocast Survivor/President Emeritus of Kline Galland
Photo Below: Zbyszek Pietrzyk, Steven Baral (Past President Holocaust Center for Humanity in Seattle/ CEO Doncaster Investments), Teresa Davis
As some of you know I am involved with the Seattle Gdynia Sister City Association. We produce the 2nd longest running Polish film festival in the country – The Seattle Polish Film Festival. This is our 23rd year!
We begin October 7th at Northwest Film Forum with a special presentation of Sexmission, a 1984 cult Polish comedy. Films already scheduled include Ziarno Prawdy, Disco Polo, and Carte Blanche. History buffs will want to attend the documentaries We Film the People and Treblinka’s Last Witness. Shorts and independents will be presented in cooperation once again, with Seattle Film Institute. Attendees will be able to take advantage of our usual benefits, like a free screening courtesy of our friends at 4 Culture, and more Q&A’s and panel discussions with filmmakers and artists from Poland including Maciek Bochniak, director of Disco Polo.
Final movie selections and scheduling is ongoing. You’re invited to sign up for the film festival newsletter at http://www.polishfilms.org/ and like us on Facebook.
And like any non-profit organization we can also use a little extra funding to keep growing. If you enjoy movies, if you want to meet actors and directors, if you like to party – please join us. You can purchase a film festival pass for just $60 or you can make a donation online at: http://www.polishfilms.org/support/donate
Click here to see what fun we had last year. I hope to see you at the festival this year!