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 SENIOR19 for $3 off tickets (member price)

To A More Perfect Union: U.S. v Windsor
Tues, June 25, 7 pm

Holy Lands
Tues, June 18, 7 pm

The Other Story
Sun, June 30, 2 pm
Sun, June 30, 4:30 pm
Sun, June 30, 7 pm
Mon, July 1, 6 pm
Mon, July 1, 8 pm
Tues, July 2, 7 pm
Wed, July 3, 4:30 pm
Wed, July 3, 7 pm

The Spy Behind Home Plate
Fri, July 5, 4 pm
Fri, July 5, 6 pm
Tues, July 9, 6 pm
Tues, July 9, 8 pm
Wed, July 10, 4:30 pm
Wed, July 10, 7 pm

Ask for Jane
Tue, July 16, 7 pm

Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People
Sun, July 21, 2 pm
Sun, July 21, 4:30 pm
Sun, July 21, 7 pm
Tues, July 23, 4:30 pm
Tues, July 23, 7 pm
Wed, July 24, 6 pm
Wed, July 24, 8 pm
Thu, July 25, 4:30 pm
Thu, July 25, 7 pm

 

Upcoming Screenings

Holy Lands
  • Tue, Jun 18 7:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Amanda Sthers (France, 100 min, 2018)

Facing a crossroads in life, Harry Rosenmerck (Academy Award nominee James Caan) leaves New York and his family with an unlikely plan to start a pig farm in Nazareth, causing the anger of local communities. His conflict with the town Rabbi, Moshe Cattan (BAFTA award winner Tom Hollander) slowly turns into a friendship that leads him to reevaluate his relationship with his estranged family, including his difficult ex-wife, his 34-year-old student daughter, and his playwright son David. Through an emotional journey, this dysfunctional group will try to make their way back to each other, renewing ties when they all need it the most.

Screening followed by Q+A with the director.

To A More Perfect Union: U.S. v Windsor
  • Tue, Jun 25 7:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Copresented by The Forward

Dir. Donna Zaccaro (US, 63 min, 2017)

This film tells the story of love, marriage, and the fight for equality. Director Donna Zaccaro documents the history of the Gay Rights and Marriage Equality movement in this country. Octogenarian Edie Windsor and her attorney, Roberta Kaplan fight for justice and fundamental dignity. Immediately following the screening,  Jane Eisner, the Forward's writer-at-large will interview Roberta Kaplan about the film and her current legal case Sines vs. Kessler; the case against the neo-Nazis and other extremists who descended on Charlottesville, Va.  in 2017, for what they called the "Unite the Right."

Screening followed by Q+A with the film subject Roberta Kaplan and Jane Eisner of The Forward.

To A More Perfect Union - Trailer from Rob Burgos on Vimeo.

The Other Story
  • Sun, Jun 30 2:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Avi Nesher (Israel, 112 min, 2018)

Family disputes and conspiracies take center stage in this lively drama. Sasson Gabai plays a renowned psychologist who falls out with his granddaughter when she enters a Haredi community and plans to marry a musician known for his wild ways.

THE OTHER STORY TRAILER a film by Avi Nesher from David Silber on Vimeo.

The Other Story
  • Sun, Jun 30 4:30 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Avi Nesher (Israel, 112 min, 2018)

Family disputes and conspiracies take center stage in this lively drama. Sasson Gabai plays a renowned psychologist who falls out with his granddaughter when she enters a Haredi community and plans to marry a musician known for his wild ways.

THE OTHER STORY TRAILER a film by Avi Nesher from David Silber on Vimeo.

The Other Story
  • Sun, Jun 30 7:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Avi Nesher (Israel, 112 min, 2018)

Family disputes and conspiracies take center stage in this lively drama. Sasson Gabai plays a renowned psychologist who falls out with his granddaughter when she enters a Haredi community and plans to marry a musician known for his wild ways.

THE OTHER STORY TRAILER a film by Avi Nesher from David Silber on Vimeo.

The Other Story
  • Mon, Jul 01 6:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Avi Nesher (Israel, 112 min, 2018)

Family disputes and conspiracies take center stage in this lively drama. Sasson Gabai plays a renowned psychologist who falls out with his granddaughter when she enters a Haredi community and plans to marry a musician known for his wild ways.

THE OTHER STORY TRAILER a film by Avi Nesher from David Silber on Vimeo.

The Other Story
  • Mon, Jul 01 8:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Avi Nesher (Israel, 112 min, 2018)

Family disputes and conspiracies take center stage in this lively drama. Sasson Gabai plays a renowned psychologist who falls out with his granddaughter when she enters a Haredi community and plans to marry a musician known for his wild ways.

THE OTHER STORY TRAILER a film by Avi Nesher from David Silber on Vimeo.

The Other Story
  • Mon, Jul 01 8:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Avi Nesher (Israel, 112 min, 2018)

Family disputes and conspiracies take center stage in this lively drama. Sasson Gabai plays a renowned psychologist who falls out with his granddaughter when she enters a Haredi community and plans to marry a musician known for his wild ways.

THE OTHER STORY TRAILER a film by Avi Nesher from David Silber on Vimeo.

The Other Story
  • Tue, Jul 02 4:30 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Avi Nesher (Israel, 112 min, 2018)

Family disputes and conspiracies take center stage in this lively drama. Sasson Gabai plays a renowned psychologist who falls out with his granddaughter when she enters a Haredi community and plans to marry a musician known for his wild ways.

THE OTHER STORY TRAILER a film by Avi Nesher from David Silber on Vimeo.

The Other Story
  • Tue, Jul 02 7:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Avi Nesher (Israel, 112 min, 2018)

Family disputes and conspiracies take center stage in this lively drama. Sasson Gabai plays a renowned psychologist who falls out with his granddaughter when she enters a Haredi community and plans to marry a musician known for his wild ways.

THE OTHER STORY TRAILER a film by Avi Nesher from David Silber on Vimeo.

The Other Story
  • Wed, Jul 03 4:30 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Avi Nesher (Israel, 112 min, 2018)

Family disputes and conspiracies take center stage in this lively drama. Sasson Gabai plays a renowned psychologist who falls out with his granddaughter when she enters a Haredi community and plans to marry a musician known for his wild ways.

THE OTHER STORY TRAILER a film by Avi Nesher from David Silber on Vimeo.

The Other Story
  • Wed, Jul 03 7:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Avi Nesher (Israel, 112 min, 2018)

Family disputes and conspiracies take center stage in this lively drama. Sasson Gabai plays a renowned psychologist who falls out with his granddaughter when she enters a Haredi community and plans to marry a musician known for his wild ways.

THE OTHER STORY TRAILER a film by Avi Nesher from David Silber on Vimeo.

The Spy Behind Home Plate
  • Fri, Jul 05 4:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Aviva Kempner (USA, 101 min, 2019)

The Spy Behind Home Plate reveals the life of Moe Berg, an unknown Jewish hero, through rare historical footage and photographs as well as revealing interviews with an All-Star roster of celebrities and other individuals from the worlds of sports, spycraft, and history.

The Spy Behind Home Plate
  • Fri, Jul 05 6:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Aviva Kempner (USA, 101 min, 2019)

The Spy Behind Home Plate reveals the life of Moe Berg, an unknown Jewish hero, through rare historical footage and photographs as well as revealing interviews with an All-Star roster of celebrities and other individuals from the worlds of sports, spycraft, and history.

The Spy Behind Home Plate
  • Tue, Jul 09 6:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Aviva Kempner (USA, 101 min, 2019)
 
The Spy Behind Home Plate reveals the life of Moe Berg, an unknown Jewish hero, through rare historical footage and photographs as well as revealing interviews with an All-Star roster of celebrities and other individuals from the worlds of sports, spycraft, and history.

The Spy Behind Home Plate
  • Tue, Jul 09 8:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Aviva Kempner (USA, 101 min, 2019)

The Spy Behind Home Plate
reveals the life of Moe Berg, an unknown Jewish hero, through rare historical footage and photographs as well as revealing interviews with an All-Star roster of celebrities and other individuals from the worlds of sports, spycraft, and history.

The Spy Behind Home Plate
  • Wed, Jul 10 4:30 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Aviva Kempner (USA, 101 min, 2019)
 
The Spy Behind Home Plate reveals the life of Moe Berg, an unknown Jewish hero, through rare historical footage and photographs as well as revealing interviews with an All-Star roster of celebrities and other individuals from the worlds of sports, spycraft, and history.

The Spy Behind Home Plate
  • Wed, Jul 10 7:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Aviva Kempner (USA, 101 min, 2019)

The Spy Behind Home Plate reveals the life of Moe Berg, an unknown Jewish hero, through rare historical footage and photographs as well as revealing interviews with an All-Star roster of celebrities and other individuals from the worlds of sports, spycraft, and history.

Ask For Jane
  • Tue, Jul 16 7:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Rachel Carey (USA, 108 min, 2018)

Based on real events, Ask for Jane tells the story of a group of young college women who developed an underground abortion network that helped over 11,000 women get illegal abortions in Chicago between 1969 and 1973. Exploring the story of Jane’s founding with a ensemble cast including Emmy® nominee Alison Wright, Tony® nominee Saycon Sengbloh, and Ben Rappaport

Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People
  • Sun, Jul 21 2:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Oren Rudavsky (USA, 85 min, 2018)

Narrated by Adam Driver, the documentary tells the story of Joseph Pulitzer’s life and accomplishments through a combination of archival footage, reenactments and interviews with authors, journalists and scholars. Liev Schreiber is the voice of Pulitzer. Tim Blake Nelson is the voice of Roosevelt and Rachel Brosnahan is the voice of investigative journalist Nellie Bly. Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People explores the remarkable man behind the prestigious prizes.

JosephPulitzer_Trailer from oren rudavsky on Vimeo.

Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People
  • Sun, Jul 21 4:30 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Oren Rudavsky (USA, 85 min, 2018)

Narrated by Adam Driver, the documentary tells the story of Joseph Pulitzer’s life and accomplishments through a combination of archival footage, reenactments and interviews with authors, journalists and scholars. Liev Schreiber is the voice of Pulitzer. Tim Blake Nelson is the voice of Roosevelt and Rachel Brosnahan is the voice of investigative journalist Nellie Bly. Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People explores the remarkable man behind the prestigious prizes.

JosephPulitzer_Trailer from oren rudavsky on Vimeo.

Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People
  • Sun, Jul 21 7:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Oren Rudavsky (USA, 85 min, 2018)

Narrated by Adam Driver, the documentary tells the story of Joseph Pulitzer’s life and accomplishments through a combination of archival footage, reenactments and interviews with authors, journalists and scholars. Liev Schreiber is the voice of Pulitzer. Tim Blake Nelson is the voice of Roosevelt and Rachel Brosnahan is the voice of investigative journalist Nellie Bly. Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People explores the remarkable man behind the prestigious prizes.

JosephPulitzer_Trailer from oren rudavsky on Vimeo.

Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People
  • Tue, Jul 23 4:30 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Oren Rudavsky (USA, 85 min, 2018)

Narrated by Adam Driver, the documentary tells the story of Joseph Pulitzer’s life and accomplishments through a combination of archival footage, reenactments and interviews with authors, journalists and scholars. Liev Schreiber is the voice of Pulitzer. Tim Blake Nelson is the voice of Roosevelt and Rachel Brosnahan is the voice of investigative journalist Nellie Bly. Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People explores the remarkable man behind the prestigious prizes.

JosephPulitzer_Trailer from oren rudavsky on Vimeo.

Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People
  • Tue, Jul 23 7:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Oren Rudavsky (USA, 85 min, 2018)

Narrated by Adam Driver, the documentary tells the story of Joseph Pulitzer’s life and accomplishments through a combination of archival footage, reenactments and interviews with authors, journalists and scholars. Liev Schreiber is the voice of Pulitzer. Tim Blake Nelson is the voice of Roosevelt and Rachel Brosnahan is the voice of investigative journalist Nellie Bly. Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People explores the remarkable man behind the prestigious prizes.

JosephPulitzer_Trailer from oren rudavsky on Vimeo.

Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People
  • Wed, Jul 24 6:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Oren Rudavsky (USA, 85 min, 2018)

Narrated by Adam Driver, the documentary tells the story of Joseph Pulitzer’s life and accomplishments through a combination of archival footage, reenactments and interviews with authors, journalists and scholars. Liev Schreiber is the voice of Pulitzer. Tim Blake Nelson is the voice of Roosevelt and Rachel Brosnahan is the voice of investigative journalist Nellie Bly. Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People explores the remarkable man behind the prestigious prizes.

JosephPulitzer_Trailer from oren rudavsky on Vimeo.

Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People
  • Wed, Jul 24 8:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Oren Rudavsky (USA, 85 min, 2018)

Narrated by Adam Driver, the documentary tells the story of Joseph Pulitzer’s life and accomplishments through a combination of archival footage, reenactments and interviews with authors, journalists and scholars. Liev Schreiber is the voice of Pulitzer. Tim Blake Nelson is the voice of Roosevelt and Rachel Brosnahan is the voice of investigative journalist Nellie Bly. Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People explores the remarkable man behind the prestigious prizes.

JosephPulitzer_Trailer from oren rudavsky on Vimeo.

Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People
  • Thu, Jul 25 4:30 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Oren Rudavsky (USA, 85 min, 2018)

Narrated by Adam Driver, the documentary tells the story of Joseph Pulitzer’s life and accomplishments through a combination of archival footage, reenactments and interviews with authors, journalists and scholars. Liev Schreiber is the voice of Pulitzer. Tim Blake Nelson is the voice of Roosevelt and Rachel Brosnahan is the voice of investigative journalist Nellie Bly. Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People explores the remarkable man behind the prestigious prizes.

JosephPulitzer_Trailer from oren rudavsky on Vimeo.

Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People
  • Thu, Jul 25 7:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Oren Rudavsky (USA, 85 min, 2018)

Narrated by Adam Driver, the documentary tells the story of Joseph Pulitzer’s life and accomplishments through a combination of archival footage, reenactments and interviews with authors, journalists and scholars. Liev Schreiber is the voice of Pulitzer. Tim Blake Nelson is the voice of Roosevelt and Rachel Brosnahan is the voice of investigative journalist Nellie Bly. Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People explores the remarkable man behind the prestigious prizes.

JosephPulitzer_Trailer from oren rudavsky on Vimeo.

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