AMERICA - Closing Night

CLOSING NIGHT: An Israeli swimming coach living in the United States must unexpectedly return to Israel. A seemingly innocuous visit with a childhood friend and his fiancée sets in motion a chain of events that will irrevocably change all of their lives. NOTE: Screens In Person + Virtually: Streaming window is 48 hrs after hit "play" and expires Sun. March 26 at 11:59pm.

  • Ofir Raul Graizer
  • Israel
  • 127 minutes
  • PG-13

    [In-Person + Virtual]

    In-Person Special Event: Israel @75 Birthday Cake + Champagne Toast with special guest Director Ofir Raul Graizer.

    An Israeli swimming coach living in the United States must unexpectedly return to his native Israel after a ten-year absence. He decides to visit his childhood friend, Yotam, who is running a small flower shop with his future wife, Iris. This seemingly innocuous visit sets in motion a chain of events that irrevocably changes all of their lives. The second feature film from Ofir Raul Graizer (THE CAKEMAKER, SJFF 2018) is a visually iridescent and emotionally uplifting drama set between a flower shop and an ancient monastery, a Chicago swimming pool and the Mediterranean Sea, and life and death itself. Winner, Best Narrative Feature at the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival and Best Actress at the Jerusalem Film Festival. 

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About Seattle Jewish Film Festival

Seattle Jewish Film Festival (SJFF) is one of the largest and longest-running film festivals in the Pacific Northwest and one of the leading Jewish film festivals in the country. A cornerstone program of the Stroum Jewish Community Center (SJCC) and its Arts + Ideas Program, each spring SJFF brings people together from across Washington State—and virtually around the globe—to celebrate and showcase the vibrancy and diversity of Jewish and Israeli life through cinema. Year-round, SJFF and SJCC Arts + Ideas present a season of performing and visual arts, author and chef talks—in-person, livestreamed, and virtually—to build connections, unlock perspectives, engage the community, and uplift the human spirit. Follow us on Facebook / Twitter (@seattlejff) and Instagram (@sjcc.arts).  

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