Join us for the 10th Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan and 30 other venues across New York!

ReelAbilities is dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. Award-winning films are presented in various locations throughout the NY metropolitan area. Discussions and other engaging programs bring together the community to explore, discuss and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.

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Cinematters: Film @ the JCC

The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan's film program showcases films that promote change and reflect on pertinent themes. Featuring previews and special engagements, CINEMATTERS emphasizes films on social justice, social action, and matters crucial to our New York community and society at large. Presenting movies from around the world, our screenings include special guest speakers, filmmakers, actors, and other interactive opportunities to further engage with the themes in our award-winning films. We believe films move and impact audiences and are one of the most compelling ways to effect change. We invite you to be inspired, join the conversation, and begin to change our world.

Upcoming Screenings

Winter Season Film Pass
  • 1/1/2018 - 4/30/2018
  • $55.00 / $75.00

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. 

Winter season runs from 1/1/18-4/30/18. 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.

Special Preview: Foxtrot
  • Tue, Feb 20 7:00 PM
  • $9.00 / $12.00

Dir. Samuel Maoz (Israel/Germany/France/Switzerland, 2017, 114 min.)

Michael (Lior Ashkenazi) and Dafna experience gut-wrenching grief when army officials show up at their home to announce the death of their son Jonathan. Michael becomes increasingly frustrated by overzealous mourning relatives and well-meaning army bureaucrats. While his sedated wife rests, Michael spirals into a whirlwind of anger, only to experience one of life's unfathomable twists--a twist that can only be rivaled by the surreal military experiences of his son. (Opens in NYC theaters on March 2.)

"Brilliantly constructed with a visual audacity that serves the subject rather than the other way around, this is award-winning filmmaking on a fearless level." - Variety

Winner of Grand Jury Prize at 2017 Venice Film Festival
Winner of eight Israeli Film Academy Awards including Best Film

Screening followed by Q&A with Israeli film journalist, Amir Bogen

  • Tue, Feb 27 7:00 PM
  • $9.00 / $12.00

Co-Presented by The Joseph Stern Center for Social Responsibility

Dir. Jeremy Kagan (US, 2017, 89 min.)

Mark (ER's Noah Wyle) and Phoebe are in the midst of a breakup. Miguel, a bullied teenager, gets an illegal gun and accidentally shoots Mark. In real time we experience the consequences of someone getting shot. The story tracks the events of what medical professionals call "the golden hour," with EMTs and ER teams attempting to save Mark's life. We share Mark’s shock, pain, anger, fear, humor, guilt, grief, and desire for vengeance and potential redemption, and see how all this affects his troubled relationship with his wife. After the hour of terror, we come upon the three main characters five months later, and see how their lives have been turned upside down, leading to a confrontation.

"A strong, empathetic turn by Noah Wyle as a chance shooting victim anchors the absorbing and authentic Shot, helmed by veteran film and TV director Jeremy Kagan." - L.A. Times

Screening followed by Q&A with Jeremy Kagan

10th Annual ReelAbilities Festival Pass
Reelabilities Film Festival
  • 3/8/2018 - 3/14/2018
  • $45.00 / $65.00

The ReelAbilities Film Festival pass is good for five (5) general admission tickets based on availability at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan venue (334 Amsterdam Avenue). 

Opening night, closing night, and special events excluded. See a full list of films at

To ensure tickets to each screening, reservations are still necessary. Pass does not guarantee admission, please reserve your tickets ahead of time, as screenings do sell out. Please claim tickets in the JCC lobby or call the box office at 646-505-5708.

Keep the Change
  • 3/20/2018 - 3/22/2018
  • $15.00

After a sold out, opening night showing at the 10th Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York, we present an uptown run of Keep the Change.

Keep the Change
Dir. Rachel Israel
93 mins, USA, Narrative

David is an upper-class charmer struggling to hide his high-functioning autism. Forced by his parents to attend Connections, a support group for people on the autism spectrum, David falls in love with Sarah, a sheltered young woman who challenges his identity as “normal.”

Winner, Best U.S. Narrative Feature and Best New Director, 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

Screening followed by Q&A

Our venue is wheelchair accessible, the film is captioned, and assistive listening devices are available. For other accessibility needs and requests, please email by March 6th.

The Politics of Hate
  • Tue, Mar 27 7:00 PM
  • $9.00 / $12.00

Dir. Michael Perlman (US, 2017, 68 min.)

At 16, he became the leader of the Chicago Area Skinheads, later a white supremacist punk band. But when Christian Picciolini started a family, he began questioning his far right views. This timely documentary explores a changing Western political climate, chronicling the rise of the far right in the US and Europe, and giving alarming insights into the ways the alt-right movement operates. It goes on to explore the interconnection between fascist ideologies in the U.S. and Germany that led to the Holocaust straight through to the white supremacist marches in Charlottesville. The film highlights our historical pattern of great progress met by a fierce backlash that ultimately results in a better future. Interwoven within this backdrop is the inspiring story of Christian who now combats hate, featured on 60 Minutes.

The US Holocaust Memorial Museum and the ADL have been helpful in the making of this film.

Screening followed by Q&A with Michael Perlman

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