United Swiss Societies
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Cultural Committee

Next Event

Swiss Movie Night for the Entire Family
September 15, 2017 in Mountain View

We will show the popular Swiss Film Schellen-Ursli (2015) by renowned Swiss film maker Xavier Koller. The film is based on the famous children´s book by Selina Chönz and Alois Carigiet and tells the story of Schellen-Ursli who must brave deep winter snow to obtain an important family keepsake and thereby outwit a bratty bully who seems out to get him at every turn.

7:00 pm
7:30 pm
    Light Refreshments
    Schellen-Ursli (Swiss-German, English subtitles)

This event will take place at GISSV
(German International School of Silicon Valley)
310 Easy St, Mountain View, CA and is free!
Please note the new school location!
For more information on the films, please see the attached flyer.
For questions about the event, contact Anna Ralston at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Swiss Movie Night

What is the Cultural Committee?

The Cultural Committee has recently been established by the United Swiss Societies. Its mission is to promote Swiss artists and cultural events in the Bay Area with a small budget allowance. If you have a suggestion for a Swiss cultural event that the Cultural Committee may help sponsor, let us know!

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Previous Events

March 19, 2017
The private tour at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art focused on the architecture of the newly expanded SFMOMA site whose original building was designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta. In addition, the tour included a visit to a special exhibition "Paul Klee at Play", which highlighted Swiss modernist's lifelong exploration of the creative and transformative possibilities of play.

Feb 3-8, 2017
This 21st Berlin & Beyond Film Festival featured three Swiss films: The US premiere of Dark Fortune, a tragic drama, Heidi, an endearing family film and Wonderland, an apocalyptic thought experiment.

Dec 10, 2016
At the German Holiday Market, several Swiss artists offered their art to the community, including handmade aprons (Carla Twitchwell), greetings cards (Daniel Leu), handmade bags and pillows (Zwia Lipkin), and Swiss wood paintings (Heidi Price).

June 12, 2016
Swiss Kids' Day Camp provided children ages 4-14 the opportunity to learn traditional Swiss activities such as Schwingen (wrestling), Steinstossen (stone throwing), Talerschwingen and more!

Jan 14-20, 2016
The 20th Berlin & Beyond Film Festival presented three documentaries: Nicolas Steiner’s “Above and Below” (2015), Dodo Hunziker’s “Tibetan Warrior” (2015) and Samir’s “Iraqi Odyssey 3D” (2014).

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Consulate General of Switzerland
Pier 17, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94111
United States of America

Tel.: +1 415 788 2272
Fax: +1 415 788 1402


Swiss Benevolent Society
of San Francisco
Pier 17, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94111
United States of America

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The United Swiss Societies of Northern California (USSNC), founded in 1912, merged with the Swiss House Association of California, which had incorporated on July 21, 1930, the merger created the new name, United Swiss House of Northern California, Inc., which on February 11, 1983 incorporated to its current name. United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc., organized as a California Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation, 501(c)(4), tax ID 23-7126939