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)

93Queen
Wednesday, October 3 - 4pm
Thursday, October 4 - 1pm
Friday, October 5 - 3pm
Sunday, October 7 - 2pm
Sunday, October 7 - 4pm

Why the Jews?
Tuesday, October 9- 7pm

Interrogation
Tuesday, October 16- 7pm

Speak Your Truth
Tuesday, October 23 - 7pm

Lives Well Lived
Tuesday, October 30 - 7pm

 

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.

93Queen
  • Wed, Oct 03 4:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Paula Eiselt (US, 2018, 90 min)

93Queen follows Rachel “Ruchie” Freier, a no-nonsense Hasidic lawyer and mother of six who is determined to shake up the “boys club” in her Hasidic community by creating Ezras Nashim, the first all-female ambulance corps in NYC.

93Queen
  • Thu, Oct 04 1:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Paula Eiselt (US, 2018, 90 min)

93Queen follows Rachel “Ruchie” Freier, a no-nonsense Hasidic lawyer and mother of six who is determined to shake up the “boys club” in her Hasidic community by creating Ezras Nashim, the first all-female ambulance corps in NYC.

93Queen
  • Fri, Oct 05 3:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Paula Eiselt (US, 2018, 90 min)

93Queen follows Rachel “Ruchie” Freier, a no-nonsense Hasidic lawyer and mother of six who is determined to shake up the “boys club” in her Hasidic community by creating Ezras Nashim, the first all-female ambulance corps in NYC.

93Queen
  • Sun, Oct 07 2:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Paula Eiselt (US, 2018, 90 min)

93Queen follows Rachel “Ruchie” Freier, a no-nonsense Hasidic lawyer and mother of six who is determined to shake up the “boys club” in her Hasidic community by creating Ezras Nashim, the first all-female ambulance corps in NYC.

93Queen
  • Sun, Oct 07 4:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Paula Eiselt (US, 2018, 90 min)

93Queen follows Rachel “Ruchie” Freier, a no-nonsense Hasidic lawyer and mother of six who is determined to shake up the “boys club” in her Hasidic community by creating Ezras Nashim, the first all-female ambulance corps in NYC.

Why the Jews?
  • Tue, Oct 09 7:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. John Curtin (Canada, 2018, 70 min)

The stunning accomplishments of the Jews raise a question no film has dared ask before: How do they do it? Some of the world’s most prominent thinkers tackle a mystery shrouded in ignorance and prejudice. They tear back the curtain on a taboo and draw a startling link between a people’s achievements and the darkest hours in its history.

Screening followed by Q+A with director and Dr. Ruth Westheimer.

Why the Jews? - HQ trailer from John Curtin on Vimeo.

The Interrogation
  • Tue, Oct 16 7:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Erez Pery (Israel/Germany, 2016, 84 min)

This film is a fictional recounting of the final interrogation and last days of Rudolph Ferdinand Hoss, the longstanding commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II.  Hoss was later executed for his crimes against humanity. This film is notable in the fact that for the first time, an Israeli film director gives voice to the perpetrator.

Screening followed by Q+A with director.

Speak Your Truth
  • Tue, Oct 23 7:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Kris Erickson (US, 2017, 84 min)

Nine women tell their stories about being married and coming out later in life and changing their lives.

Screening followed by Q+A with director. 

"Speak Your Truth" Documentary Teaser from Robert DeMaio on Vimeo.

Lives Well Lived
  • Tue, Oct 30 7:00 PM
  • $15.00

Dir. Sky Bergman (US, 2018, 72 min)

Lives Well Lived is a feature documentary film by Sky Bergman that celebrates the incredible wit and wisdom of adults 75 to 100 years old who are living their lives to the fullest. Encompassing over 3000 years of experience, 40 people share their secrets and insights to living a meaningful life. Their intimate memories and inspiring personal histories will make you laugh, and perhaps cry, but mostly inspire you.

CLICK HERE for tickets.

Cosponsored by What Matters: Caring Conversations About End of Life. Part of Reimagine End of Life

Reimgine is a citywide exploration of death and celebration of life through creativity and conversation. Drawing on the arts, spirituality, healthcare, and design, the weeklong event sets out to spark dialogue, break down taboos, and bring diverse communities together around one universal topic.

Lives Well Lived - trailer from Sky Bergman on Vimeo.

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