JEWISH XMAS MOVIE: Just before Christmas, adventurous 10-year-old Gerda and her brother Otto are left on their own after their parents are arrested for being in the Norwegian resistance during the Second World War. When they discover two Jewish children hidden in a secret cupboard in their basement, they set out on a journey fleeing the Nazis to cross the border into neutral Sweden to reunite them with their family. THE CROSSING is a film about the confidence, uncompromising loyalty, and how even the youngest of children can rise to the occasion and demonstrate great courage. Winner of the SJFF 2021 Audience Choice Award for Best Narrative Feature. [Streams for one week: Christmas Eve Dec. 24, 7pm - New Year's Jan. 1, midnight]. CLICK HERE for details about Jewish Xmas Takeout Partners + Trivia Game + Win Prizes!
Make it a Jewish Xmas! From Christmas Eve to New Year's stream a feel-good award-winning Jewish film, order takeout from our takeout partners listed below, and play our online holiday trivia for prizes (link with purchase) , including a $100 gift card to China Harbor Restaurant (opening on Mercer Island soon).
"THE CROSSING" Film Description: This is the story of adventurous 10-year-old Gerda and her brother Otto, whose parents are in the Norwegian resistance movement during the Second World War. Just before Christmas 1942, their parents are arrested, leaving the siblings on their own, whereupon they discover two Jewish children, Sarah and Daniel, hidden in a secret cupboard in their basement. It is now up to Gerda and Otto to finish what their mother and father started: to help Sarah and Daniel flee from the Nazis, cross the border to neutral Sweden, and reunite with their family. THE CROSSING is a film about the confidence, uncompromising loyalty, and how even the youngest of children can rise to the occasion and demonstrate great courage. Available for Viewing in the United States.
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Additional Things to Know:
Seattle Jewish Film Festival (SJFF) is one of the largest and longest-running film festivals in the Pacific NW and one of the largest Jewish film festivals in the country. A cornerstone program of the Stroum Jewish Community Center (SJCC), SJFF brings people together from across WA State—and virtually around the globe—to celebrate and showcase the vibrancy and diversity of Jewish and Israeli life through cinema each spring. Year-round, SJFF also screens films virtually and in our cinema/theater on Mercer Island to build connections, unlock perspectives, engage community, uplift the human spirit and showcase Jewish artists. For more info about year-round SJCC Arts+Ideas programs, go to: SJCC Arts+Ideas For Seattle Jewish Film Festival (March 24-April 10, 2022), go to: SEATTLEJEWISHFILMFESTIVAL.ORG | Follow us: @SeattleJFF