Cinematters: Film @ the JCC

The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan's film program showcases films that promote change and reflect on important topics. Our year round CINEMATTERS series presents previews and special engagements of films followed by discussions with filmmakers, actors, and other special guests.

We also host three festivals in house including the ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York, Other Israel Film Festival, and the Israel Film Center Festival.

Schedule by film title below. For films by date click here

Seniors may use the discount code SENIOR18 for $3 off tickets (member price)

Screening followed by Q+A with director, producer Jesse Eisenberg, and subject Matt Green. Moderated by Annette Insdorf.

 

Upcoming Screenings

Fall Season Film Pass
  • 9/1/2018 - 12/31/2018
  • $65.00 / $85.00

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.

Fall season runs from 9/1/18-12/31/18. This pass is for personal use only. Passes do not include film festival screenings.

To ensure tickets to each screening, reservations are still necessary. Pass does not constitute ticket to film/events. Please claim tickets in the JCC lobby or call the box office at 646-505-5708.

The Invisibles
  • Tue, Nov 27 7:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Claus Räfle (Germany, 2017, 110 min)

 In June 1943, Germany infamously declared Berlin “judenfrei”—“free of Jews.” But at that moment there were still 7,000 Jews living in the Nazi capital: hiding in attics, basements, and warehouses, protected by courageous Berliners while desperately trying to avoid deportation. Only 1,700 lived to liberation. The Invisibles tells the stories of four survivors, interweaving their testimony with highly accomplished dramatizations, an unusual hybrid approach that brings edge-of-the-seat suspense to their years spent underground.

Screening followed by Q+A with director. 

The Zookeeper's Wife
  • Tue, Dec 18 7:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Copresented by the Polish Cultural Institute

Dir. Niki Caro (US/UK, 2017, 126 min)

In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinska (two-time Academy Award® nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband successfully run the Warsaw Zoo and raise their family in an idyllic existence. Their world is overturned, however, when the country is invaded by the Nazis and they are forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed zoologist (Daniel Brühl). To fight back on their own terms, the Zabinskis risk everything by covertly working with the Resistance and using the zoo's hidden tunnels and cages to save families from Nazi brutality.

Film to be introduced by Annette Insdorf. 

The Last Resort
  • Fri, Dec 21 11:00 AM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Dennis Scholl, Kareem Tabsch (US, 2018, 70 min)

Long before Art Deco was a movement and prior to the arrival of Miami Vice and MTV Spring Break, South Beach was home to the largest cluster of Jewish retirees in the country. Drawn by the small apartments, low cost of living, sunny weather, and thriving cultural life, they came by the thousands seeking refuge from the Northeast's brutal winters. By the 1970s, these former New Yorkers had turned from seasonal visitors to year-round residents, making Miami Beach home to a population that was primarily over 70 and overwhelmingly Jewish. The Last Resort takes audiences on a journey to the iconic Miami Beach of that era through the lens of young photographers Andy Sweet and Gary Monroe.

The Last Resort
  • Fri, Dec 21 2:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Dennis Scholl, Kareem Tabsch (US, 2018, 70 min)

Long before Art Deco was a movement and prior to the arrival of Miami Vice and MTV Spring Break, South Beach was home to the largest cluster of Jewish retirees in the country. Drawn by the small apartments, low cost of living, sunny weather, and thriving cultural life, they came by the thousands seeking refuge from the Northeast's brutal winters. By the 1970s, these former New Yorkers had turned from seasonal visitors to year-round residents, making Miami Beach home to a population that was primarily over 70 and overwhelmingly Jewish. The Last Resort takes audiences on a journey to the iconic Miami Beach of that era through the lens of young photographers Andy Sweet and Gary Monroe.

The Last Resort
  • Sat, Dec 22 6:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Dennis Scholl, Kareem Tabsch (US, 2018, 70 min)

Long before Art Deco was a movement and prior to the arrival of Miami Vice and MTV Spring Break, South Beach was home to the largest cluster of Jewish retirees in the country. Drawn by the small apartments, low cost of living, sunny weather, and thriving cultural life, they came by the thousands seeking refuge from the Northeast's brutal winters. By the 1970s, these former New Yorkers had turned from seasonal visitors to year-round residents, making Miami Beach home to a population that was primarily over 70 and overwhelmingly Jewish. The Last Resort takes audiences on a journey to the iconic Miami Beach of that era through the lens of young photographers Andy Sweet and Gary Monroe.

The Last Resort
  • Sat, Dec 22 8:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Dennis Scholl, Kareem Tabsch (US, 2018, 70 min)

Long before Art Deco was a movement and prior to the arrival of Miami Vice and MTV Spring Break, South Beach was home to the largest cluster of Jewish retirees in the country. Drawn by the small apartments, low cost of living, sunny weather, and thriving cultural life, they came by the thousands seeking refuge from the Northeast's brutal winters. By the 1970s, these former New Yorkers had turned from seasonal visitors to year-round residents, making Miami Beach home to a population that was primarily over 70 and overwhelmingly Jewish. The Last Resort takes audiences on a journey to the iconic Miami Beach of that era through the lens of young photographers Andy Sweet and Gary Monroe.

The Last Resort
  • Sun, Dec 23 2:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Dennis Scholl, Kareem Tabsch (US, 2018, 70 min)

Long before Art Deco was a movement and prior to the arrival of Miami Vice and MTV Spring Break, South Beach was home to the largest cluster of Jewish retirees in the country. Drawn by the small apartments, low cost of living, sunny weather, and thriving cultural life, they came by the thousands seeking refuge from the Northeast's brutal winters. By the 1970s, these former New Yorkers had turned from seasonal visitors to year-round residents, making Miami Beach home to a population that was primarily over 70 and overwhelmingly Jewish. The Last Resort takes audiences on a journey to the iconic Miami Beach of that era through the lens of young photographers Andy Sweet and Gary Monroe.

The Last Resort
  • Sun, Dec 23 4:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Dennis Scholl, Kareem Tabsch (US, 2018, 70 min)

Long before Art Deco was a movement and prior to the arrival of Miami Vice and MTV Spring Break, South Beach was home to the largest cluster of Jewish retirees in the country. Drawn by the small apartments, low cost of living, sunny weather, and thriving cultural life, they came by the thousands seeking refuge from the Northeast's brutal winters. By the 1970s, these former New Yorkers had turned from seasonal visitors to year-round residents, making Miami Beach home to a population that was primarily over 70 and overwhelmingly Jewish. The Last Resort takes audiences on a journey to the iconic Miami Beach of that era through the lens of young photographers Andy Sweet and Gary Monroe.

The Last Resort
  • Mon, Dec 24 2:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Dennis Scholl, Kareem Tabsch (US, 2018, 70 min)

Long before Art Deco was a movement and prior to the arrival of Miami Vice and MTV Spring Break, South Beach was home to the largest cluster of Jewish retirees in the country. Drawn by the small apartments, low cost of living, sunny weather, and thriving cultural life, they came by the thousands seeking refuge from the Northeast's brutal winters. By the 1970s, these former New Yorkers had turned from seasonal visitors to year-round residents, making Miami Beach home to a population that was primarily over 70 and overwhelmingly Jewish. The Last Resort takes audiences on a journey to the iconic Miami Beach of that era through the lens of young photographers Andy Sweet and Gary Monroe.

The Last Resort
  • Mon, Dec 24 4:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Dennis Scholl, Kareem Tabsch (US, 2018, 70 min)

Long before Art Deco was a movement and prior to the arrival of Miami Vice and MTV Spring Break, South Beach was home to the largest cluster of Jewish retirees in the country. Drawn by the small apartments, low cost of living, sunny weather, and thriving cultural life, they came by the thousands seeking refuge from the Northeast's brutal winters. By the 1970s, these former New Yorkers had turned from seasonal visitors to year-round residents, making Miami Beach home to a population that was primarily over 70 and overwhelmingly Jewish. The Last Resort takes audiences on a journey to the iconic Miami Beach of that era through the lens of young photographers Andy Sweet and Gary Monroe.

The Last Resort
  • Tue, Dec 25 12:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Dennis Scholl, Kareem Tabsch (US, 2018, 70 min)

Long before Art Deco was a movement and prior to the arrival of Miami Vice and MTV Spring Break, South Beach was home to the largest cluster of Jewish retirees in the country. Drawn by the small apartments, low cost of living, sunny weather, and thriving cultural life, they came by the thousands seeking refuge from the Northeast's brutal winters. By the 1970s, these former New Yorkers had turned from seasonal visitors to year-round residents, making Miami Beach home to a population that was primarily over 70 and overwhelmingly Jewish. The Last Resort takes audiences on a journey to the iconic Miami Beach of that era through the lens of young photographers Andy Sweet and Gary Monroe.

The Last Resort
  • Tue, Dec 25 2:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Dennis Scholl, Kareem Tabsch (US, 2018, 70 min)

Long before Art Deco was a movement and prior to the arrival of Miami Vice and MTV Spring Break, South Beach was home to the largest cluster of Jewish retirees in the country. Drawn by the small apartments, low cost of living, sunny weather, and thriving cultural life, they came by the thousands seeking refuge from the Northeast's brutal winters. By the 1970s, these former New Yorkers had turned from seasonal visitors to year-round residents, making Miami Beach home to a population that was primarily over 70 and overwhelmingly Jewish. The Last Resort takes audiences on a journey to the iconic Miami Beach of that era through the lens of young photographers Andy Sweet and Gary Monroe.

The Last Resort
  • Wed, Dec 26 6:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Dennis Scholl, Kareem Tabsch (US, 2018, 70 min)

Long before Art Deco was a movement and prior to the arrival of Miami Vice and MTV Spring Break, South Beach was home to the largest cluster of Jewish retirees in the country. Drawn by the small apartments, low cost of living, sunny weather, and thriving cultural life, they came by the thousands seeking refuge from the Northeast's brutal winters. By the 1970s, these former New Yorkers had turned from seasonal visitors to year-round residents, making Miami Beach home to a population that was primarily over 70 and overwhelmingly Jewish. The Last Resort takes audiences on a journey to the iconic Miami Beach of that era through the lens of young photographers Andy Sweet and Gary Monroe.

The Last Resort
  • Wed, Dec 26 8:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Dennis Scholl, Kareem Tabsch (US, 2018, 70 min)

Long before Art Deco was a movement and prior to the arrival of Miami Vice and MTV Spring Break, South Beach was home to the largest cluster of Jewish retirees in the country. Drawn by the small apartments, low cost of living, sunny weather, and thriving cultural life, they came by the thousands seeking refuge from the Northeast's brutal winters. By the 1970s, these former New Yorkers had turned from seasonal visitors to year-round residents, making Miami Beach home to a population that was primarily over 70 and overwhelmingly Jewish. The Last Resort takes audiences on a journey to the iconic Miami Beach of that era through the lens of young photographers Andy Sweet and Gary Monroe.

The Last Resort
  • Thu, Dec 27 2:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Dennis Scholl, Kareem Tabsch (US, 2018, 70 min)

Long before Art Deco was a movement and prior to the arrival of Miami Vice and MTV Spring Break, South Beach was home to the largest cluster of Jewish retirees in the country. Drawn by the small apartments, low cost of living, sunny weather, and thriving cultural life, they came by the thousands seeking refuge from the Northeast's brutal winters. By the 1970s, these former New Yorkers had turned from seasonal visitors to year-round residents, making Miami Beach home to a population that was primarily over 70 and overwhelmingly Jewish. The Last Resort takes audiences on a journey to the iconic Miami Beach of that era through the lens of young photographers Andy Sweet and Gary Monroe.

What is Democracy?
  • Tue, Jan 08 7:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Co-presented by the Joseph Stern Center for Social Responsibility

Dir. Astra Taylor (Canada, 2018, 107 min)

Coming at a moment of profound political and social crisis, What Is Democracy? reflects on a word we too often take for granted. Director Astra Taylor’s idiosyncratic, philosophical journey spans millennia and continents: from ancient Athens’ groundbreaking experiment in self-government to capitalism’s roots in medieval Italy; from modern-day Greece grappling with financial collapse and a mounting refugee crisis to the United States reckoning with its racist past and the growing gap between rich and poor.

Screening followed by Q+A with director. 

Laemmle
  • Tue, Jan 15 7:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. James L. Freedman (US, 2018, 91 min)

From James L. Freedman, the director of the critically acclaimed HBO documentary Glickman (Executive Produced by Martin Scorsese), comes his follow up film, Carl Laemmle. Laemmle is the extraordinary life story of the man who founded Universal Pictures and saved over 300 Jewish refugee families from Nazi Germany. 

Screening followed by Q+A with director. 

Carl Laemmle - Film Trailer from James L. Freedman on Vimeo.

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