September 23-29, dusk-11:00pm
Washington Hall, 153 14th Avenue
Seattle Jewish Film Festival is presenting free outdoor screenings of “Renewal,” a film directed by Martin Ostrow which consists of eight shorts about different religious approaches and their perspectives on environmental preservation. Because it coincides with the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, the film will be projected onto a sukkah, a temporary shelter traditionally built during the holiday to represent the huts in which the Israelites dwelt during their forty years of wandering in the desert.
Architect George Ostrow (no relation to the filmmaker) built the sukkah (often translated as “booth” – in this case a projection booth) from recycled furniture. Passersby are invited to stop by the sukkah, located in Washington Hall’s parking lot, and sit on the furniture to watch a few shorts, or settle in to see the film in its entirety.