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Lisa Hurwitz

Lisa Hurwitz is a first-time feature director who was among five emerging filmmakers invited to compete in the 2016 Paley DocPitch and is a 2017 recipient of the City of Seattle's 4Culture grant. Lisa works for the Stroum JCC as a programmer for their Arts+Ideas stage and as part of the admin team for the Seattle Jewish Film Festival. Lisa’s film the The Automat is a documentary with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Colin Powell, and featuring original music by Mel Brooks about the social importance of a bygone restaurant chain. The film will be completed in spring 2018.