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.

This summer, the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan is teaming up with New Plaza Cinema for a Summer Film Series, keeping alive the spirit of Lincoln Plaza Cinemas.

Schedule by film title below. For films by date CLICK HERE

The Catcher was a Spy

Sunday, June 24 - 2pm
Sunday, June 24 - 4:30pm
Sunday, June 24 - 7pm
Monday, June 25 - 4:30pm
Monday, June 25 - 7pm
Wednesday, June 27 - 4:30pm
Wednesday, June 27 - 7pm

Goodbye, Columbus

Monday, July 2 - 7pm
Friday, August 17 - 3pm

Indignation

Monday, July 2 - 4:30pm
Thursday, July 5 - 7pm

Elegy

Tuesday, July 3 - 4:30pm
Thursday, July 5 - 4:30pm

American Pastoral

Tuesday, July 3 - 7pm

Double Lover

Friday, July 6 - 3pm
Friday, July 6 - 5:30pm
Sunday, July 8 - 2pm
Sunday, July 8 - 4:30pm
Sunday, July 8 - 7pm

Lost in America

Tuesday, July 10 - 7pm

Mr. Gaga with Ohad Naharin

Thursday, July 12 - 7pm

Bye Bye Germany

Sunday, July 15 - 2pm
Sunday, July 15 - 4:30pm
Sunday, July 15 - 7pm

Far From the Tree

Monday, July 16 - 7pm

Lives Well Lived

Thursday, July 19 - 4:30pm
Friday, July 20 - 3pm
Friday, July 20 - 5:30pm
Sunday, July 22 - 7pm
Wednesday, July 25 - 4:30pm

When Heroes Fly

Thursday, July 19 - 7pm

In Between

Sunday, July 22 - 2pm
Sunday, July 22 - 4:30pm
Monday, July 23 - 7pm
Tuesday, July 24 - 4:30pm
Wednesday, July 25 - 7pm

Oh Lucy!

Sunday, July 29 - 2pm
Sunday, July 29 - 4:30pm
Monday, July 30 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, August 1 - 4:30pm

The Desert Bride

Sunday, July 29 - 7pm
Monday, July 30 - 5:30pm
Wednesday, August 1 - 7pm

Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel

Sunday, August 5 - 2pm
Sunday, August 5 - 4:30pm
Sunday, August 5 - 7pm
Monday, August 6 - 7pm
Tuesday, August 7 - 5:30pm
Tuesday, August 7 - 7:30pm

Hotel Salvation

Sunday, August 12 - 2pm
Sunday, August 12 - 4:30pm
Sunday, August 12 - 7pm
Monday, August 13 - 4:30pm
Monday, August 13 - 7pm
Wednesday, August 15 - 4:30pm
Wednesday, August 15 - 7pm

 

Upcoming Screenings

The Catcher Was a Spy
  • Mon, Jun 25 4:30 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. Ben Lewin (US, 2018, 98 min)

This gripping, stranger-than-fiction espionage thriller brings to life the incredible true story of Moe Berg (Paul Rudd), the Jewish professional baseball player who became a World War II spy.

The Catcher Was a Spy
  • Mon, Jun 25 7:00 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. Ben Lewin (US, 2018, 98 min)

This gripping, stranger-than-fiction espionage thriller brings to life the incredible true story of Moe Berg (Paul Rudd), the Jewish professional baseball player who became a World War II spy.

The Catcher Was a Spy
  • Wed, Jun 27 4:30 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. Ben Lewin (US, 2018, 98 min)

This gripping, stranger-than-fiction espionage thriller brings to life the incredible true story of Moe Berg (Paul Rudd), the Jewish professional baseball player who became a World War II spy.

The Catcher Was a Spy
  • Wed, Jun 27 7:00 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. Ben Lewin (US, 2018, 98 min)

This gripping, stranger-than-fiction espionage thriller brings to life the incredible true story of Moe Berg (Paul Rudd), the Jewish professional baseball player who became a World War II spy.

Indignation
  • Mon, Jul 02 4:30 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

A part of the Philip Roth Tribute Marathon

Dir. James Schamus (US, 2016, 111 min)

A Jewish college student (Logan Lerman) falls for a young woman (Sarah Gadon) while clashing with his dean (Tracy Letts) in 1951 Ohio.

Goodbye, Columbus
  • Mon, Jul 02 7:00 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

A part of the Philip Roth Tribute Marathon

Dir. Larry Peerce (US, 1969, 102 min)

A romance blossoms between a bookish guy from humble roots and a free-spirited girl from a wealthy family.

Elegy
  • Tue, Jul 03 4:30 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

A part of the Philip Roth Tribute Marathon

Dir. Isabel Coixet (US, 2008, 112 min)

Adapted from Philip Roth's novel The Dying Animal, this elegant tale of obsession explores the relationship between a highly respected professor (Ben Kingsley) and an impossibly gorgeous grad student (Penelope Cruz).

American Pastoral
  • Tue, Jul 03 7:00 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

A part of the Philip Roth Tribute Marathon

Dir. Ewan McGregor (US, 2016, 108 min)

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning Philip Roth novel, American Pastoral follows a family whose seemingly idyllic existence is shattered by the social and political turmoil of the 1960s. Starring Ewan McGregor, Dakota Fanning, and Jennifer Connelly.

Elegy
  • Thu, Jul 05 4:30 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

A part of the Philip Roth Tribute Marathon

Dir. Isabel Coixet (US, 2008, 112 min)

Adapted from Philip Roth's novel The Dying Animal, this elegant tale of obsession explores the relationship between a highly respected professor (Ben Kingsley) and an impossibly gorgeous grad student (Penelope Cruz).

Indignation
  • Thu, Jul 05 7:00 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

A part of the Philip Roth Tribute Marathon

Dir. James Schamus (US, 2016, 111 min)

A Jewish college student (Logan Lerman) falls for a young woman (Sarah Gadon) while clashing with his dean (Tracy Letts) in 1951 Ohio.

Double Lover
  • Fri, Jul 06 3:00 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. François Ozon (France, Belgium, 2017, 108 min)

Crafting a deliriously cinematic web of suspense, shock, eroticism, and power dynamics, writer/director François Ozon (Swimming Pool) returns to master the thriller genre.

Double Lover
  • Fri, Jul 06 5:30 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. François Ozon (France, Belgium, 2017, 108 min)

Crafting a deliriously cinematic web of suspense, shock, eroticism, and power dynamics, writer/director François Ozon (Swimming Pool) returns to master the thriller genre.

Double Lover
  • Sun, Jul 08 2:00 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. François Ozon (France, Belgium, 2017, 108 min)

Crafting a deliriously cinematic web of suspense, shock, eroticism, and power dynamics, writer/director François Ozon (Swimming Pool) returns to master the thriller genre.

Double Lover
  • Sun, Jul 08 4:30 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. François Ozon (France, Belgium, 2017, 108 min)

Crafting a deliriously cinematic web of suspense, shock, eroticism, and power dynamics, writer/director François Ozon (Swimming Pool) returns to master the thriller genre.

Double Lover
  • Sun, Jul 08 7:00 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. François Ozon (France, Belgium, 2017, 108 min)

Crafting a deliriously cinematic web of suspense, shock, eroticism, and power dynamics, writer/director François Ozon (Swimming Pool) returns to master the thriller genre.

Special Preview: Lost in America
  • Tue, Jul 10 7:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Co-presented by Knock, Knock, Give a Sock

Dir. Rotimi Rainwater (USA, 2017, 105 min.)

Lost in America is a feature documentary on the issue of youth homelessness in America, following director Rotimi Rainwater, a former homeless youth, and his team as they travel the country to shine a light on the epidemic of youth homelessness. Featuring interviews with Jewel (executive producer), Rosario Dawson (executive producer), Jon Bon Jovi, Halle Berry, Sanaa Lathan and others, the project has captured the attention of dozens of organizations and members of Congress that have since become involved. More than a film, Lost in America is a movement.

Screening followed by Q&A

MR. GAGA WITH OHAD NAHARIN (UP ON THE ROOF)
  • Thu, Jul 12 7:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Co-presented with American Friends of Batsheva Dance Company

Dir. Tomer Heymann (Israel/Sweden/Germany/Netherlands, 2017, 100 min.)

Ohad Naharin, artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, is regarded as one of the most important choreographers in the world. Meeting him at a critical turning point in his personal life, this spirited and insightful documentary will introduce you to a man with great artistic integrity and an extraordinary vision. Filmed over a period of eight years, director Tomer Heymann mixes intimate rehearsal footage with an extensive unseen archive and breathtaking dance sequences. This story of an artistic genius who redefined the language of modern dance is guaranteed to leave you skipping.

Screening followed by Q&A with film protagonist Ohad Naharin.

"Electric...riveting...choreographic brilliance...striking performance footage...excellent." - Variety

Bye Bye Germany
  • Sun, Jul 15 2:00 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. Sam Garbarski (Germany, 2017, 101 min)

A postwar comedy with chutzpah. Frankfurt, 1946. David Bermann and his friends have escaped the Nazi regime and are now dreaming of leaving for America. They go into business and it flourishes... but Bermann's past catches up with him.

Bye Bye Germany
  • Sun, Jul 15 4:30 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. Sam Garbarski (Germany, 2017, 101 min)

A postwar comedy with chutzpah. Frankfurt, 1946. David Bermann and his friends have escaped the Nazi regime and are now dreaming of leaving for America. They go into business and it flourishes... but Bermann's past catches up with him.

Bye Bye Germany
  • Sun, Jul 15 7:00 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. Sam Garbarski (Germany, 2017, 101 min)

A postwar comedy with chutzpah. Frankfurt, 1946. David Bermann and his friends have escaped the Nazi regime and are now dreaming of leaving for America. They go into business and it flourishes... but Bermann's past catches up with him.

Far From the Tree (Special Preview)
  • Mon, Jul 16 7:00 PM
  • $17.89

Copresented by ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York and New Plaza Cinema:

Dir. Rachel Dretzin (US, 2018, 93 min)

Parents of children who have Down syndrome, dwarfism, or autism share intimate stories about the challenges they face.

Lives Well Lived
  • Thu, Jul 19 4:30 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. Sky Bergman (US, 2018, 72 min)

Forty people aged 75 to 100, with a collective life experience of 3000 years, share their secrets, wit, and wisdom on how to live a meaningful life.

When Heroes Fly
  • Thu, Jul 19 7:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Copresented by IAC

Dir. Omri Givon (Israel, 2018, 90 min.)

Inspired by a bestselling novel, this dramatic Israeli TV series centers on four friends, war veterans of a Special Forces unit, who, eleven years after falling out, must reunite for one final and deeply personal rescue mission. When they receive news that Yaeli, a former lover of one of the friends and sister of another - long believed to be dead - may still be alive, the four friends embark on a mission to find her deep in the Colombian jungle. When Heroes Fly is about healing, second chances and loss, but, most of all, it’s about the power of life and the human strength to fight for it.

Best Series Award - Canneseries, 2018

Screening followed by Q&A with star, Ninet Tayeb

Lives Well Lived
  • Fri, Jul 20 3:00 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. Sky Bergman (US, 2018, 72 min)

Forty people aged 75 to 100, with a collective life experience of 3000 years, share their secrets, wit, and wisdom on how to live a meaningful life.

Lives Well Lived
  • Fri, Jul 20 5:30 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. Sky Bergman (US, 2018, 72 min)

Forty people aged 75 to 100, with a collective life experience of 3000 years, share their secrets, wit, and wisdom on how to live a meaningful life.

In Between
  • Sun, Jul 22 2:00 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. Maysaloun Hamoud  (Israel, 2016, 103 min)

Three Palestinian women living in an apartment in Tel Aviv try to find a balance between traditional and modern culture.

In Between
  • Sun, Jul 22 4:30 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. Maysaloun Hamoud  (Israel, 2016, 103 min)

Three Palestinian women living in an apartment in Tel Aviv try to find a balance between traditional and modern culture.

Lives Well Lived
  • Sun, Jul 22 7:00 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. Sky Bergman (US, 2018, 72 min)

Forty people aged 75 to 100, with a collective life experience of 3000 years, share their secrets, wit, and wisdom on how to live a meaningful life.

In Between
  • Mon, Jul 23 7:00 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. Maysaloun Hamoud  (Israel, 2016, 103 min)

Three Palestinian women living in an apartment in Tel Aviv try to find a balance between traditional and modern culture.

In Between
  • Tue, Jul 24 4:30 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. Maysaloun Hamoud  (Israel, 2016, 103 min)

Three Palestinian women living in an apartment in Tel Aviv try to find a balance between traditional and modern culture.

Lives Well Lived
  • Wed, Jul 25 4:30 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. Sky Bergman (US, 2018, 72 min)

Forty people aged 75 to 100, with a collective life experience of 3000 years, share their secrets, wit, and wisdom on how to live a meaningful life.

In Between
  • Wed, Jul 25 7:00 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. Maysaloun Hamoud  (Israel, 2016, 103 min)

Three Palestinian women living in an apartment in Tel Aviv try to find a balance between traditional and modern culture.

Oh Lucy!
  • Sun, Jul 29 2:00 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. Atsuko Hirayanagi (US, Japan, 2017, 96 min)

Oh Lucy! follows Setsuko, a woman seemingly stuck with a drab, meaningless life in Tokyo until she enrolls in an unorthodox English class that requires her to wear a blonde wig and take on an American alter ego named “Lucy.”

Oh Lucy!
  • Sun, Jul 29 4:30 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. Atsuko Hirayanagi (US, Japan, 2017, 96 min)

Oh Lucy! follows Setsuko, a woman seemingly stuck with a drab, meaningless life in Tokyo until she enrolls in an unorthodox English class that requires her to wear a blonde wig and take on an American alter ego named “Lucy.”

The Desert Bride
  • Sun, Jul 29 7:00 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. Cecilia Atán, Valeria Pivato (Argentina, Chile, 2017, 78 min)

Teresa’s life is turned upside down when she is forced to accept a job far away. On her way, she loses her bag, causing her to cross paths with El Gringo, a traveling salesman.

The Desert Bride
  • Mon, Jul 30 5:30 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. Cecilia Atán, Valeria Pivato (Argentina, Chile, 2017, 78 min)

Teresa’s life is turned upside down when she is forced to accept a job far away. On her way, she loses her bag, causing her to cross paths with El Gringo, a traveling salesman.

Oh Lucy!
  • Mon, Jul 30 7:30 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. Atsuko Hirayanagi (US, Japan, 2017, 96 min)

Oh Lucy! follows Setsuko, a woman seemingly stuck with a drab, meaningless life in Tokyo until she enrolls in an unorthodox English class that requires her to wear a blonde wig and take on an American alter ego named “Lucy.”

Oh Lucy!
  • Wed, Aug 01 4:30 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. Atsuko Hirayanagi (US, Japan, 2017, 96 min)

Oh Lucy! follows Setsuko, a woman seemingly stuck with a drab, meaningless life in Tokyo until she enrolls in an unorthodox English class that requires her to wear a blonde wig and take on an American alter ego named “Lucy.”

The Desert Bride
  • Wed, Aug 01 7:00 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. Cecilia Atán, Valeria Pivato (Argentina, Chile, 2017, 78 min)

Teresa’s life is turned upside down when she is forced to accept a job far away. On her way, she loses her bag, causing her to cross paths with El Gringo, a traveling salesman.

Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel
  • Sun, Aug 05 2:00 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller and Jeremy Newberger (US, 2017, 92 min)

A stirring story of sports, patriotism, and personal growth, Heading Home charts the underdog journey of Israel's national baseball team as they compete  for the first time in the World Baseball Classic.

Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel
  • Sun, Aug 05 4:30 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller and Jeremy Newberger (US, 2017, 92 min)

A stirring story of sports, patriotism, and personal growth, Heading Home charts the underdog journey of Israel's national baseball team as they compete  for the first time in the World Baseball Classic.

Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel
  • Sun, Aug 05 7:00 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller and Jeremy Newberger (US, 2017, 92 min)

A stirring story of sports, patriotism, and personal growth, Heading Home charts the underdog journey of Israel's national baseball team as they compete  for the first time in the World Baseball Classic.

Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel
  • Mon, Aug 06 7:00 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller and Jeremy Newberger (US, 2017, 92 min)

A stirring story of sports, patriotism, and personal growth, Heading Home charts the underdog journey of Israel's national baseball team as they compete  for the first time in the World Baseball Classic.

Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel
  • Tue, Aug 07 5:30 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller and Jeremy Newberger (US, 2017, 92 min)

A stirring story of sports, patriotism, and personal growth, Heading Home charts the underdog journey of Israel's national baseball team as they compete  for the first time in the World Baseball Classic.

Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel
  • Tue, Aug 07 7:30 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller and Jeremy Newberger (US, 2017, 92 min)

A stirring story of sports, patriotism, and personal growth, Heading Home charts the underdog journey of Israel's national baseball team as they compete  for the first time in the World Baseball Classic.

Hotel Salvation
  • Sun, Aug 12 2:00 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. Shubhashish Bhutiani (India, 2016, 102 min)

Rajiv drops everything to give his father a shot at salvation, but as family bonds are tested, he finds himself torn, not knowing what he must do to keep his life together.

Hotel Salvation
  • Sun, Aug 12 4:30 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. Shubhashish Bhutiani (India, 2016, 102 min)

Rajiv drops everything to give his father a shot at salvation, but as family bonds are tested, he finds himself torn, not knowing what he must do to keep his life together.

Hotel Salvation
  • Sun, Aug 12 7:00 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. Shubhashish Bhutiani (India, 2016, 102 min)

Rajiv drops everything to give his father a shot at salvation, but as family bonds are tested, he finds himself torn, not knowing what he must do to keep his life together.

Hotel Salvation
  • Mon, Aug 13 4:30 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. Shubhashish Bhutiani (India, 2016, 102 min)

Rajiv drops everything to give his father a shot at salvation, but as family bonds are tested, he finds himself torn, not knowing what he must do to keep his life together.

Hotel Salvation
  • Mon, Aug 13 7:00 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. Shubhashish Bhutiani (India, 2016, 102 min)

Rajiv drops everything to give his father a shot at salvation, but as family bonds are tested, he finds himself torn, not knowing what he must do to keep his life together.

Hotel Salvation
  • Wed, Aug 15 4:30 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. Shubhashish Bhutiani (India, 2016, 102 min)

Rajiv drops everything to give his father a shot at salvation, but as family bonds are tested, he finds himself torn, not knowing what he must do to keep his life together.

Hotel Salvation
  • Wed, Aug 15 7:00 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

Dir. Shubhashish Bhutiani (India, 2016, 102 min)

Rajiv drops everything to give his father a shot at salvation, but as family bonds are tested, he finds himself torn, not knowing what he must do to keep his life together.

Goodbye, Columbus
  • Fri, Aug 17 3:00 PM
  • $10.00 / $15.00

Copresented with New Plaza Cinema

A part of the Philip Roth Tribute Marathon

Dir. Larry Peerce (US, 1969, 102 min)

A romance blossoms between a bookish guy from humble roots and a free-spirited girl from a wealthy family.

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