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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 Festival,ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York, Other Israel Film Festival, and the Israel Film Center Festival.

Seniors may use the discount code SENIOR2019 for $3 off weekly Cinematters tickets.

As of Jan 1, 2020, seniors may use the discount code SENIOR20 for  weekly Cinematters  $3 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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65.00
Members
85.00
Public
Standing Up, Falling Down
Standing Up, Falling Down

Directed by Matt Ratner (US, 2019, 91 min)

A struggling stand-up comedian (Ben Schwartz)  moves back home to Long Island with his tail tucked between his legs, and strikes up an unlikely friendship with his eccentric dermatologist, played by Billy Crystal.

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12.00
Members
15.00
Public
Opening Night; All Rise
Opening Night; All Rise

Directed by Anthony Mandler (US, 2019, 98 min)

“Monster” is what the prosecutor calls 17-year-old honors student and aspiring filmmaker Steve Harmon, charged with felony murder. But is Steve really a monster? Adapted from the best-selling novel Monster by Walter Dean Myers.

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36.00
Members
36.00
Public
American Muslim
American Muslim

Directed by Adam Zucker (US, 2019, 82 min)

Under the 18-month duration of the Muslim ban, five Muslim-Americans in New York City confront the Age of Trump.

Film and Shabbat Shabbang 7pm.

Film followed by Q&A.

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18.00
Members
18.00
Public
Slay The Dragon
Slay The Dragon

Directed by Barak Goodman and Chris Durrance (US, 101 min)

A secretive, high-tech gerrymandering initiative launched 10 years ago threatens to undermine our democracy. Slay the Dragon follows everyday people as they fight to make their votes matter.

Film Followed by Q&A.

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15.00
Members
15.00
Public
Changing The Game
Changing The Game

Directed by Michael Barnett (US, 95 min)

This dynamic documentary takes us into the lives of three transgender high school athletes—all at different stages of their athletic seasons, personal lives, and unique paths experiencing both success and fierce resistance in the world of sports.

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12.00
Members
15.00
Public
Thirst For Justice
Thirst For Justice

Directed by Leana Hosea (US, 70 min)

In the face of official denial and repression, extraordinary citizens fight for clean water. Can they succeed?

Film Followed by Q&A.

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12.00
Members
15.00
Public

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