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Fiddler
Give me Liberty
This Changes Everything

Cinematters: Film @ the JCC

At the Carole Zabar Center for Film, our year-round Cinematters series presents previews and special engagements of films on topics that are relevant and important to our community. These include fiction and documentary movies on subjects such as social justice, history, current and political happenings, and other matters of interest to Jewish and NYC viewers.

Upper West Side residents can enjoy seeing films in our theater that are not available elsewhere uptown. Our post-film Q+A conversations are a highlight of our film program, featuring in-depth conversations with filmmakers, actors, and other special guests.

We also host four festivals in house each year, including the Cinematters: Social Justice Film FestivalReelAbilities Film Festival: New York, Other Israel Film Festival, and the Israel Film Center Festival.

Seniors may use the discount code SENIOR19 for $3 off weekly Cinematters tickets.

Discounts will be applied after you complete your purchase.


Upcoming Screenings

Fall Season Film Pass
Fall Season Film Pass

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.

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85.00
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Comrade Dov
Comrade Dov

Directed by Barak Heymann (Israel, 2019, 75 min)

International Premiere

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15.00
Members
15.00
Public
The Tower
The Tower

Directed by Mats Grorud (Norway, France, Sweden, 2018, 77 min)

New York Premiere

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15.00
Members
15.00
Public
Panel: What is Left?
Panel: What is Left?

Panel Discussion: What Is Left?

What is the future for the left in Israel? Join us as a panel of expert guests explore the polarization of Israeli society and the deepening divide between left and right.

Event will take place in the JCC Auditorium.

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Muna
Muna

Directed by Uri Sivan, Created by Mira Awad (Israel, 2019, 30 min/episode)

Produced by Drama Team for Kan

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Shorts Program
Shorts Program

Arabic Friday
Dir. Gal Rosenbluth | 2019 | 4 min | Narrative
Naomi and Marwan are a couple that communicate in Hebrew. When they decide to speak solely Arabic on Fridays, their new routine leads to miscommunication that neither language can solve.

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Abe
Abe

Directed by Fernando Grostein Andrade (Brazil, 2019, 85 min)

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15.00
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15.00
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Other Israel Underground
Other Israel Underground

Other Israel Underground @ Silvana

Join us for a night out and a screening of two episodes of Muna in the vibrant scene of West Harlem, all hosted by Silvana cafe-bar-music.

Admission includes one free drink. 21+ (photo ID required).

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18.00
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18.00
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Comrade Dov
Comrade Dov

Directed by Barak Heymann (Israel, 2019, 75 min)

International Premiere

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15.00
Members
15.00
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Breaking Bread
Breaking Bread

Directed by Beth Elise Hawk (US, 2019, 83 min)

New York Premiere

Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel was the first Muslim Arab to win Israel’s MasterChef television competition. Now, through her new food festival, she’s on a quest to effect social change, chef by chef.

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15.00
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15.00
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Cause of Death
Cause of Death

Directed by Ramy A. Katz (Israel, 2018, 79 min)

New York City Premiere

Ten years after Druze policeman Salim Barakat was killed while responding to a terror attack, his brother Jamal investigates the identity of Salim’s killer and whether the police are withholding information.

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15.00
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15.00
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Samaritan
Samaritan

Directed by Julien Menanteau (France, 2018, 52 min)

North American Premiere

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15.00
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15.00
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Cause of Death @ Alamo Drafthouse
Cause of Death @ Alamo Drafthouse

Directed by Ramy A. Katz (Israel, 2018, 79 min)

New York City Premiere

Ten years after Druze policeman Salim Barakat was killed while responding to a terror attack, his brother Jamal investigates the identity of Salim’s killer and whether the police are withholding information.

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17.00
Members
17.00
Public
Asylum City
Asylum City

Directed by Eitan Zur (Israel, 2018, 45 min/episode)

North American Premiere

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15.00
Members
15.00
Public
A Fish Tale
A Fish Tale

Directed by Emmanuelle Mayer (Israel, 2019, 52 min)

Special Preview

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15.00
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15.00
Public

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