Surviving Skokie was screened at the 21st Annual SJFF, a 9-day and year-round cinematic exploration and celebration of global Jewish and Israeli life, history, complexity, culture and filmmaking for everyone. SJFF is the largest and most highly anticipated Jewish event in the Pacific Northwest and a mainstay in the Seattle arts calendar.
The JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival was the homecoming festival for Surviving Skokie. The dedication of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center was one filmmaker's inspiration and it was an honor to host our festival kickoff screening there to a sold out audience. Due to extremely high demand, the Festival very kindly added additional screenings to accommodate local audiences. The JCC Chicago Film Festival showcases films that reach across age groups for families, young adults, and seniors. It is a no-holds barred approach to diversity and the strong Jewish contributions to world culture.
The Charlotte Jewish Film Festival provides an illuminating and entertaining cultural opportunity by bringing together a diverse group of film lovers to enjoy stories, characters and themes with universal appeal, viewed through the unique lens of the Jewish experience in America and around the world.
The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival screened Surviving Skokie Feb 14 adn 15, 2016. This independent non-profit arts organization is committed to strengthening Jewish life and foster intergroup understanding among Atlanta’s diverse cultural, ethnic and religious populations.
The Denver Film Festival screened to local audiences familiar with Jack Adler, who lives in the area and is a frequent public speaker in the community. Students arrived by the busload and packed the theaters. After standing ovations the appreciative crowd took selfies and posed for groups shots with Jack.
The 38th Annual Mill Valley Film Festival hosted the world premiere of Surviving Skokie, which won the Audience Gold Award for Valley of the Docs. The screenings sold out and the Festival directors enthusiastically added extra viewings that were received with standing ovations.