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)

 

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.

Moynihan
  • Mon, Nov 19 4:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Joseph Dorman and Toby Perl Freilich (US, 2018, 104 min)

MOYNIHAN is an immersive portrait of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, the ground-breaking intellectual, policy specialist, ambassador and long serving New York senator. Fifteen years after his death, a feature length documentary about his life captures Moynihan as never before.

MOYNIHAN - Trailer from First Run Features on Vimeo.

The World Before Your Feet
  • Mon, Nov 19 7:00 PM
  • FREE for Everybody

Dir. Jeremy Workman (US, 2018, 95 min)

For over six years, and for reasons he can't explain, Matt Green, 37, has been walking every block of every street in New York City – a journey of more than 8,000 miles.  From filmmaker Jeremy Workman and Executive Producer Jesse Eisenberg, THE WORLD BEFORE YOUR FEET is a feature-length documentary that tells the story of one man’s unusual personal quest and the unexpected journey of discovery, humanity, and wonder that ensues.

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

Old Friends
  • Tue, Nov 20 7:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Peter Odabashian (US, 2015, 90 min)

Old Friends is a bittersweet portrayal of trauma, depression, falling in love, getting older, and finding happiness. With no additional crew, Peter Odabashian visits sixteen of his longtime friends who reveal surprising truths to his camera about the paths they chose in life. As we hear their stories, we begin to understand how they helped make Odabashian, the child of Armenian genocide survivors, the “happiest depressed person in the world.” Old Friends is a film of unusual intimacy. It is a loving portrait of kindred spirits, their pain, their joy, and what matters in life.

Screening followed by Q+A with director. 

Old Friends Trailer 2015 from Peter Odabashian on Vimeo.

Moynihan
  • Wed, Nov 21 2:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Joseph Dorman and Toby Perl Freilich (US, 2018, 104 min)

MOYNIHAN is an immersive portrait of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, the ground-breaking intellectual, policy specialist, ambassador and long serving New York senator. Fifteen years after his death, a feature length documentary about his life captures Moynihan as never before.

MOYNIHAN - Trailer from First Run Features on Vimeo.

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. 

Jewtah
  • Tue, Dec 04 7:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Cameron Bossert (US, 2018, 82 min)

A lonely Jew in Utah has been terrified of his Mormon neighbors since childhood, to the point where he refuses to leave his grandmother's house. But when the house goes up for sale, he's forced to confront his biggest fears. After a mental breakdown he's met by an Ancient Jewish Muse and the ghost of Joseph Smith, who both help him understand the history and significance of being Jewish in the Beehive State, but offer conflicting guidance on what to do next. Jewtah is a magic-realist crowd pleaser about being an outsider.

Screening followed by Q+A with director and lead actor Jeremy Rishe. 

Back to the Fatherland
  • Tue, Dec 11 7:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Copresented by 3GNY

Dir. Kat Rohrer, Gil Levanon (Germany/Austria/Israel, 2017, 77 min)

Back to the Fatherland is the story of young people leaving their home country to try their luck somewhere else. A universal tale in today’s globalized world, weren’t these young women and men moving from Israel to the countries where their families were persecuted and killed less than a century ago, Germany and Austria

Screening followed by Q+A with directors. 

Back To The Fatherland - Offical Trailer from Kat Rohrer on Vimeo.

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.

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