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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.

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.

Other Israel Film Festival Pass

The Other Israel Film Festival pass is good for five (5) general admission tickets. Special events and programs excluded.

Your pass is not a ticket and must be exchanged at the box office at least 30 minutes before show time.

2 times on Thursdays
All Day
Nov 6 - Nov 13
$40.00 All
For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

Zero Motivation

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)

Followed by a conversation with the director.

Co-presented by IAC-Dor Chadash.

Sun, Nov 9
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
$9.00 Member
$12.00 Nonmember
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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