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Fall Season Film Pass

Purchase a pass for our acclaimed series and enjoy a spectacular season of preview and premiere films, special cinematic events and discussions. Enjoy cutting edge films from around the world, documentaries and special engagements, followed by conversations with filmmakers and special guest speakers.

*USAGE NOTES: Fall season runs from 9/1/14-12/31/14. This pass is for personal use only. Passes do not include film festival screenings. To assure tickets to each screening, reservations are still necessary. Please claim tickets in The JCC lobby. Pass does not constitute ticket to films/events.


18 times on Tuesdays
8:00 AM
Sep 2 - Dec 30
$55.00 Member
$75.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

On the Way to School

Four children from Kenya, Argentina, Morocco, and India live worlds apart from each other but share the same thirst for knowledge. These children are united in their quest to learn and, despite having to cross dangerous savannahs, the winding trails of the Atlas Mountains, and dizzying Patagonian plateaus, take journeys to change their lives forever...

Dir. Pascal Plisson
(France/China/South Africa/Brazil/Colombia, 2013, 77 min)



Tue, Nov 25
7:30 PM
$9.00 Member
$12.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

Regina

This film tells the story of the first ordained female rabbi, Rabbi Regina Jonas (1902-1944), who grew up in Germany and raised the spirits of German Jews during World War II. Though only one photograph of Regina survives, her story is told through amazing and poetic archival footage bringing her and the world she lived in to life.

Dir. Diana Groó
(UK/Hungary/Germany, 2013, 93 min)

Co-Presented by the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance.



Tue, Dec 2
7:30 PM
$9.00 Member
$12.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

Ahead of Time: The Extraordinary Journey of Ruth Gruber

Ruth Gruber, an international foreign correspondent and photojournalist, became the eyes and conscience of the world during an extraordinary career that spanned more than seven decades. Gruber was the first journalist to enter the Soviet Arctic in 1935. She escorted Holocaust refugees to America in 1944, covered the Nuremberg trials in 1946, and documented the Haganah ship Exodus in 1947. This riveting documentary interweaves verité scenes with never-before-seen archival footage. The screening will be followed by a conversation with the filmmakers.

Dir. Bob Richman
(USA, 2009, 73 min)

Film provided by The National Center for Jewish Film, www.jewishfilm.org



Tue, Dec 9
7:30 PM
$9.00 Member
$12.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

Winter Season Film Pass

Purchase a pass for our acclaimed series and enjoy a spectacular season of preview and premiere films, special cinematic events and discussions. Enjoy cutting edge films from around the world, documentaries and special engagements, followed by conversations with filmmakers and special guest speakers.

*USAGE NOTES: Winters season runs from 1/1/15-4/30/15. This pass is for personal use only. Passes do not include film festival screenings. To assure tickets to each screening, reservations are still necessary. Please claim tickets in The JCC lobby. Pass does not constitute ticket to films/events.



Jan 6
7:30 PM
Jan 13
7:30 PM
Jan 19
7:30 PM
Jan 25
7:30 PM
Jan 27
7:30 PM
Feb 3
7:30 PM
Feb 9
7:30 PM
Feb 10
7:30 PM
Feb 17
7:30 PM
Feb 19
7:30 PM
Mar 3
7:30 PM
Mar 24
7:30 PM
Mar 31
7:30 PM
Apr 28
7:30 PM
$50.00 Member
$70.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

Vessel

Horrified by the realities created by anti-abortion law around the world, Rebecca Gomperts became determined to challenge them. Her method: to provide abortions on a ship in offshore waters. Her project, Women on Waves, begins as flawed spectacle, a media frenzy faced with governmental, religious, and military blockades. But each setback refined Rebecca's mission, until she had the revelation that she can use new technologies to bypass law—and train women to give themselves safe abortions using WHO-sanctioned protocols with pills.

Dir. Diana Whitten (USA, 2014, 90 min)



Tue, Jan 6
7:30 PM
$9.00 Member
$12.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

Famous Nathan

Nathan's Famous Frankfurters is a New York institution and a Coney Island landmark. Nathan's grandson worked on Famous Nathan for thirty years, interweaving archival footage, family photos, never-before-heard audio from Nathan, as well as compelling, intimate, and hilarious interviews with the dedicated band of workers. The film brings a slice of New York from a bygone era, and the characters who made it was it was.

Dir. Lloyd Handwerker (USA, 2014, 98 min)



Tue, Jan 13
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
$9.00 Member
$12.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

Shtisel

This new Israeli hit TV series focuses on a haredi family living in Jerusalem. Akiva and Shulem Shtisel, father and son, sit on a little balcony overlooking streets of the Geula neighborhood of Jerusalem. All the other children have left the nest. Everything will change when Akiva meets Elisheva.

Tue, Jan 20
7:30 PM
Shtisel Episodes 1-2
$9.00 Member
$12.00 Nonmember
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Mon, Jan 26
7:00 PM
Shtisel
$5.00 All
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Mon, Feb 2
7:00 PM
Shtisel
$5.00 All
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Mon, Feb 9
7:00 PM
Shtisel
$5.00 All
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Mon, Feb 16
7:00 PM
Shtisel
$5.00 All
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Mon, Feb 23
7:00 PM
Shtisel
$5.00 All
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Jan 20
7:30 PM
Jan 26
7:30 PM
Feb 2
7:30 PM
Feb 9
7:30 PM
Feb 16
7:30 PM
Feb 23
7:30 PM
Shtisel Full Series Package
$20.00 All
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For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

Above and Beyond

In 1948, a group of World War II pilots volunteered to fight for Israel in the War of Independence. As members of "Machal"—volunteers from abroad—this ragtag band of brothers not only turned the tide of the war, preventing the possible annihilation of Israel at the very moment of its birth, they also laid the groundwork for the Israeli Air Force.

Dir. Roberta Grossman (USA/UK/Israel, 2014, 90 min)



Tue, Jan 27
7:30 PM
$9.00 Member
$12.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

Little White Lie

Lacey Schwartz grew up in a typical upper-middle-class household, with loving parents and a strong sense of her Jewish identity. But after her parents suddenly split up she began to question why she was so much darker than her family. At the age of 18, she finally learns the truth: her biological father was a black man with whom her mother had an affair. Lacey begins a quest to reconcile the hidden pieces of her life and heal her relationship with the only father she ever knew.

Dir. Lacey Schwartz and James Addolphus (USA, 2014, 65 min)



Tue, Feb 3
7:30 PM
$9.00 Member
$12.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

Special Preview: Gett, The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

In this winner of the Israeli Academy Award, an Israeli woman (Ronit Elkabetz) seeking to finalize a divorce from her estranged husband finds herself on trial.

Dir. Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz



Mon, Feb 9
7:30 PM
$9.00 Member
$12.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

Sounds of Torture

Since 2006, human trafficking has burgeoned in Egypt's Sinai Desert, where Eritrean asylum seekers and refugees heading north to Israel are kidnapped, held hostage, and tortured by smugglers demanding exorbitant ransoms for their freedom. This powerful documentary intimately follows Swedish-Eritrean journalist Meron Estefanos, her efforts to aid the hostages and their families, and her activism in Israel and Egypt's Sinai Desert. This film provides a spotlight on one of today's most underreported human rights violations and the one woman who is making it her mission to create change.

Dir. Keren Shayo (Israel, 2013, 60 min)



Tue, Feb 10
7:30 PM
$9.00 Member
$12.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

Special Preview: God's Slave

Based on the actual events of a 1994 bombing in Buenos Aires. Ahmed has been trained as Islamic terrorist since childhood and is now assigned to execute a suicide bomb at a synagogue. David is the Israeli special agent who will stop at nothing to prevent the attack. But neither man is defined solely by their extremist views. With time running out before the attack, David zeros in on Ahmed as a suspect, his investigation culminating in violent, if unexpected, consequences.

Dir. Joel Novoa (Argentina/Venezuela, 2013, 90 min)



Tue, Feb 17
7:30 PM
$9.00 Member
$12.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

The Polgar Variant

The extraordinary story of three Hungarian-Jewish sisters who were raised to be chess masters in Communist Budapest of the 1970s. Their father, driven by his educational vision, determined their destiny before they were even born. László Polgár believed that "Geniuses are made, not born," and he set out to prove it. The canvas he chose was his three daughters; The medium—chess. The girls were home-schooled and devoted their time to studying and practicing chess—with surprising and remarkable results.


Thu, Feb 19
7:00 PM
$9.00 Member
$12.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

A Universal Language

The exciting and hilarious once in a lifetime journey of six Canadian comedians, among them Canadian comedy icon Mark Breslin, as they explore comedy, identity and history throughout the Holy Land and use the weapons of comedy to try and bring laughter to the Middle East.

Dir. Igal Hecht (Canada, 2013, 80 min)



Tue, Mar 3
7:30 PM
$9.00 Member
$12.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

Red Father

The story of the rise and fall of Bernard Ades— a Communist Jewish lawyer who sought to end systemic legal racism in Maryland, fought fascism with the International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War, and became a target himself during the dark days of America's McCarthyism.

Dir. Tova Beck-Friedman (USA, 2014, 56 min)



Tue, Mar 24
7:30 PM
$9.00 Member
$12.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

24 Days

January 20, 2006. After dinner with his family, Ilan Halimi called an attractive girl he had met at work and made plans to meet her for coffee. The next time Ilan's family heard from him, it was through a cryptic online message from kidnappers demanding a ransom in exchange for their son's life. For the next 24 days Ilan’s family waited. Based on a book co-written by the victim's mother.

Dir. Alexandre Arcady (France, 2014, 108 min)



Tue, Mar 31
7:30 PM
$9.00 Member
$12.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

Patrolman P.

In 1971 the Knapp Commission, entrusted to expose corruption in the New York Police Department, face a major problem—their main source, Frank Serpico, won't wear a wire. A corrupt cop named William Phillips agrees to become their undercover agent in exchange for immunity from a bribery charge, and the evidence he eventually collects leads directly to the indictment of thirty New York cops. But the tables quickly turn when Phillips himself is convicted of a double-homicide. Three decades later and still in prison, Phillips claims he's the victim of a massive police conspiracy.

Dir. Ido Mizrahy (USA, 2013, 91 min)



Tue, Apr 28
7:30 PM
$9.00 Member
$12.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

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