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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
For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

Special Preview: Kelly & Cal

Punk-rocker turned suburban mom, Kelly (Juliette Lewis), is nostalgic for a life she can no longer have and uncertain of a future she doesn’t yet fit in. Seventeen-year-old Cal, who uses a wheelchair, is frustrated at his lack of control over the hand he's been dealt. When the two strike up an unlikely friendship, it's the perfect spark needed to thrust them both back to life.

Dir. Jen McGowan
(USA, 2014, 109 min.)

Presented by ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival.

Wed, Sep 3
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Free All

Special Preview: Pump

Right now we have the ability to change our country’s future, but we never knew it. Narrated by Jason Bateman, this inspiring, eye-opening documentary tells the story of America’s addiction to oil, from its corporate conspiracy beginnings to its current monopoly, and explains how we can end it – and finally win at the pump. Our exclusive use oil has drained our wallets, increased air pollution, and sent our sons and daughters to war in faraway lands. Pump shows how the use of a variety of replacement fuels would allow us to fill up our cars – cheaper, cleaner, and American made - and in the process, create more jobs for a stronger, healthier economy.

Dir. Joshua Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell
(USA, 2014, 88 min)

Followed by a conversation with the director.

Co-presented with JCC Social Action Programs

Mon, Sep 8
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Free All
For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

Special Preview: The Green Prince

Based on Mosab Hassan Yousef's bestselling memoir, Son of Hamas, this celebrated documentary tells the story of the son of a Hamas leader who became one of Israel’s prized informants, and the Shin Bet agent who risked his career to protect him. The film exposes a complex world of terror, betrayal, and impossible choices through exclusive firsthand testimony, dramatic action sequences, and rare archival footage.

Dir. Nadav Schirman
(Israel, 2013, 101 min)

Co-presented by Dror for the Wounded Foundation .

Tue, Sep 9
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
$9.00 Member
$12.00 Nonmember
For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

The Lady in Number 6 + Reporting on the Times

Inspired by Laurel Leff’s award-winning book Buried by The Times, Reporting on the Times explores how The New York Times handled reports of the Holocaust during World War II. It also investigates why The Times, a Jewish owned newspaper, buried more than one thousand articles in its back pages.Through interviews and testimony of a Holocaust survivor, historians, and New York Times journalists, the film encourages audiences to re-evaluate America’s place as ‘The Great Liberator’ and to consider the power of the press.

Dir. Emily Harrold
(USA, 2012, 18 min)

When Alice Herz-Sommer died in 2014, at age 110, she was the second-oldest person living in London and the world's oldest Holocaust survivor. As might be expected, Alice was rather unique. She was a celebrated concert pianist performing throughout central Europe before the "lights went out all over Europe" and the continent was plunged into years of misery. In the last years of her life, Herz-Sommer lived alone in a tiny flat and spent hours each day at her piano, practicing her beloved Bach and Beethoven.

Dir. Malcolm Clarke
(US/UK/Canada, 2013, 39 min)

Co-presented by Jewish Home Lifecare.

Tue, Sep 16
7:30 PM
$9.00 Member
$12.00 Nonmember
For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

Particle Fever

Imagine being able to watch as Edison turned on the first light bulb or as Franklin received his first jolt of electricity. In Particle Fever, audiences witness a significant scientific breakthrough as it happens. The film follows six brilliant scientists as they launch the Large Hadron Collider, the biggest and most expensive experiment in history. As they seek to unravel the mysteries of the universe, 10,000 scientists from over 100 countries join forces with these six in pursuit of a single goal: to find the Higgs boson—the particle that could explain the origin of all matter. But our heroes confront an even bigger challenge: have we reached our limit in understanding why we exist?

Dir. Mark Levinson
(USA, 2013, 99 min)

Preceded by a screening of the short film, Ask Alice. Followed by a conversation with producer, Wendy Sax.

Tue, Sep 23
7:30 PM
$9.00 Member
$12.00 Nonmember
For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.


Legendary Israeli basketball coach Ralph Klein became a national hero when he made Maccabi Tel Aviv into European Champions in the late seventies. But he became a national traitor equally fast, when he then accepted the job of turning around the hopeless West German basketball team. Klein maintains that Germany—where he was born before the war—means nothing to him, and that training their national team is just another job on his path to NBA glory. But during his time in Germany, Ralph makes a surprising discovery about what happened to his own family in the 1940s, and he realizes that one cannot run away from one’s own past and demons forever.

Dir. Eran Riklis
(Israel/Germany/France, 2011, 107 min)

Followed by a conversation with the director.

Co-presented by Chofshi B'Manhattan and Dor Chadash-IAC.

Mon, Sep 29
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
$9.00 Member
$12.00 Nonmember
For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

Watchers of the Sky

Four contemporary stories of remarkable courage, compassion, and determination are interwoven in this film's unearthing of the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin—the man who created the word "genocide," and believed the law could protect the world from mass atrocities. This provocative journey takes us from Nuremberg to The Hague, from Bosnia to Darfur, from criminality to justice, and from apathy to action. Inspired by Samantha Power’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide.

Dir. Edet Belzberg
(USA, 2014, 120 min)

Followed by a conversation with the director

Wed, Oct 1
7:30 PM
$9.00 Member
$12.00 Nonmember
For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

Havana Curveball

Thirteen-year-old Mica takes to heart his rabbi's dictate to help "heal the world" and launches a grand plan to send baseball equipment to Cuba—a country with a mysterious pull for him. He only knows that Cubans have few resources, love baseball, and gave his grandfather refuge during the Holocaust. But his filmmaker parents know a curveball is coming.

Dir. Marcia Jarmel, Ken Schneider
(USA, 2014, 60 min)

Tue, Oct 21
7:00 PM
$9.00 Member
$12.00 Nonmember
For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

One: A Story of Love and Equality

In the wake of legalization of gay marriage in her home state of New York, filmmaker Becca Roth is plagued by the fact that the majority of states in America currently have constitutional amendments banning gay marriage, including every state in the South. Except one. When she finds out that residents in North Carolina are gearing up to vote on one of the most restrictive marriage amendments in the country, she and her girlfriend Melina travel there to try to understand individuals on both sides and start a dialogue.

Dir. Becca Roth
(USA, 2014, 102 min)

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

Zero Motivation

Screening time TBD. Film is NOT screening at 8 am.

A zany, dark comedic portrait of everyday life in a unit of female Israeli soldiers. The human resources office at a remote desert base serves as the setting for this cast of characters who bide their time pushing paper and battling in computer games, counting down the minutes until they can return to civilian life. Amidst their boredom and clashing personalities, issues of commitment—to friendship, love, and country—are handled with humor and sharp-edged wit.

Dir. Talya Lavie
(2014, Israel, 100 mins)

Sun, Nov 16
All Day
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
For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.


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
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 Q & A with Ruth Gruber and the filmmakers, moderated by Myriam Abramowicz.

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

Film provided by The National Center for Jewish Film,

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

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