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A Celebration of Yiddish Film and Klezmer Music Oct. 19

Experience the Golden Age of Yiddish film with a special screening of a classic Yiddish talkie with a live musical performance by Klezmer Local #206 this Sunday, October 22nd from noon til 3pm at SIFF Cinema Uptown. Admission is free!

These talkie films are some of the few pictures we have of Jewish life prior to the destruction of the towns where these films were shot. In a short 3 year period while working under the shadow of Nazism, Joseph Green produced and co-directed four feature films capturing Jewish life in Poland starring American actors.

Klezmer can be considered instrumental Jewish folk music that played an integral part in the culture and celebrations of Eastern European Jewry. Some of the "traditional" instruments in the bands were clarinet, violin, flute, and accordion.

Join us for a special presentation on Polish…


3rd Annual Vodka Tasting to Kick Off the 25th Annual Seattle Polish Film Festival Oct. 04

A Polish poster art ‘pop-up’ gallery and vodka cocktails!

Join us at the 3rd annual Vodka and a Drop of Art at the Polish Home on Capitol Hill — Thursday, October 19, 7-11pm — with a vodka tasting and special preview of this year’s Polish film festival. Explore the world of vintage film posters gathered from local private collections.

You can purchase tickets and participate in vodka tasting locally-made Polandia Vodka. You’ll want to try our signature festival cocktail, and win prizes.

There will be music, food, red carpet photos, vodka tasting, and your first chance to meet some of this year's filmmakers from Poland. You'll also be able to get a copy of this year's program, check out trailers to all the films, and buy your festival passes.

Party starts at 7PM so come…


Want to see what’s coming to SPFF? Join us at this FREE event! Oct. 03

October 20-29th marks the 25th anniversary of the Seattle Polish Film Festival, one of the largest and longest-running celebrations of Polish cinema outside of Poland, and one of Seattle’s best niche film festivals.

Help us celebrate this milestone at our 25th Anniversary Kick-Off Party, FREE to the public, happening Thursday October 5th starting at 7:30PM at Northwest Film Forum . Enjoy an evening of film and guest announcements, 2017 festival film trailers, a 25-year photo retrospective, all followed by a sneak-peek screening of a new festival film.

There will be free hors d’oeuvres provided by Seattle Gdynia Sister City Association. Passes for SPFF 2017 (October 20–29) will also be available at an early-bird discount.

Space is limited and the tickets are FREE so get them here! If you can't make it but still want to know what…


The 25th annual Seattle Polish Film Festival is coming soon! Sep. 24

October 20-29, 2017 at SIFF Cinema Uptown, NWFF, and Polish Hall.

Check out our schedule and visit our Facebook page for updates on events! Let us know if you're planning to come on our Facebook event.

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