BRING A TEEN SCREEN: At age 20, Michel’s father (voiced by legendary actor Elliott Gould) returned to his native Belgium, married, and fathered four children. His reclusive attitude toward his past leads his family to try to understand the many issues he had to face while they forge their own independent futures. NOTE: Screens In Person + Virtually: Streaming window is 48 hrs after hit "play" and expires Sun. March 26 at 11:59pm.
[In-Person + Virtual]
In-Person Special Event: Teens are half-price with the purchase of a full-priced adult or senior ticket.
Based on the autobiographical graphic novel “Second Generation” by Israeli author and renowned cartoonist Michel Kichka, MY FATHER’S SECRETS is a funny, intimate, and poignant story that tackles trauma, triumph, and redemption. At age 20, Michel’s father, Henri (voiced by legendary actor Elliott Gould), returned to his native Belgium, married, and fathered four children. Given his silent and discreet nature, which revealed nothing of his survival at Auschwitz, his family must try to understand their father’s mysterious past and forge their own independent future. Encapsulating humanity’s weighty history and paths toward healing, director Véra Belmont takes a leap from live-action cinema to animation to tell a Holocaust story with the aid of lead producer Marc Jousset, artistic director of the Oscar-nominated PERSEPOLIS.
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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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