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 SENIOR2019 for $3 off tickets (member price)


Upcoming Screenings

Fall Season Film Pass
  • 9/1/2019 - 12/31/2019
  • $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 9/1/19-12/31/19. 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.

Special Preview: Where's My Roy Cohn?
  • Tue, Sep 17 7:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Directed by Matt Tyrnauer (US, 2018, 97 min)

Roy Cohn personified the dark arts of American politics, turning empty vessels into dangerous demagogues -- from Joseph McCarthy to his final project, Donald J. Trump. This thriller-like expose connects the dots, revealing how a deeply troubled master manipulator shaped our current American nightmare.

COOKED: Survival By Zip Code
  • Tue, Sep 24 7:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Directed by Judith Helfand (US, 2019, 76 min)

In her signature serious-yet-quirky connect-the-dots style, Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Judith Helfand takes audiences from the deadly 1995 Chicago heat disaster deep into one of our nation’s biggest growth industries - Disaster Preparedness. Along the way she forges inextricable links between extreme weather, extreme disparity and the politics of 'disaster'; daring to ask: what if a zip code was just a routing number, and not a life-or-death sentence?

Screening followed by Q+A.

Cooked: Survival by Zip Code (2018) | Official Trailer from Kartemquin Films on Vimeo.

Special Preview: Our Boys
  • Sun, Oct 06 4:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Directed by Joseph Cedar, Tawfik Abu-Wael, and Hagai Levi (US, Israel, 2019, 60 min)

Join us for a sneak preview screening of the final episode of HBO's Our Boys. One of the most talked about TV series of the year, Our Boys is based on the true events which led to the outbreak of war in Gaza. The series follows the investigation of Mohammed Abu Khdeir’s murder, and tells the story of all those involved, Jews and Arabs alike, whose lives were forever changed by these events. 

With thanks to Keshet TV and HBO.

Screening followed by Q+A with series directors Joseph Cedar and Tawfik Abu-Wael taking a deeper look into the process and message behind this show.

Who's Next?
  • Tue, Oct 29 7:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Directed by Nancy Cooperstein Charney (US, 2019, 88 min)

Who's Next? examines how the lives of Muslim-Americans have been affected in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks.
The film shines a light on the bigotry endured by Muslim Americans, particulary during Donald Trump’s presidency, while encouraging viewers to choose knowledge over ignorance, take action to prevent hate speech, and get to know those who are different from them so that the challenges of marginalized communities can be effectively addressed.

The Humorist
  • Tue, Nov 05 7:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Co-presented by Generation R

Directed by Michael Idov (Russia, Latvia, Czech Republic 2019, 101 min)

In the midst of the collapsing USSR, the favorite stand-up comedian of the regime begins challenging censorship.

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