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)

The Other Story
Mon, Jul 15, 4:30 pm
Mon, Jul 15, 7 pm
Sun, Jul 21, 7 pm
Tue, Jul 23, 4:30 pm
Wed, Jul 24, 8 pm
Thu, Jul 25, 4:30 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
Tues, July 23, 7 pm
Wed, July 24, 6 pm
Thu, July 25, 7 pm

Ask Dr. Ruth
Sun, Jul 28, 2 pm
Sun, Jul 28, 4:30 pm
Sun, Jul 28, 7 pm
Mon, Jul 29, 4:30 pm
Mon, Jul 29, 7 pm
Tue, Jul 30, 6 pm
Tue, Jul 30, 8 pm
Thu, Aug 1, 4:30 pm
Thu, Aug 1, 7 pm

The Peanut Butter Falcon
Mon, Aug 5, 7 pm

The Ancient Law
Tue, Aug 6, 7pm

Fiddler: Miracle of Miracles
Mon, Aug 12, 7pm

Up on the Roof: Annie Sing-Along
Tue, Aug 13, 8 pm

This Changes Everything
Sat, Aug 17, 8:30 pm
Sun, Aug 18, 2 pm
Sun, Aug 18, 4:30 pm
Sun, Aug 18, 7 pm
Mon, Aug 19, 4:30 pm
Mon, Aug 19, 7 pm
Tue, Aug 20, 4:30 pm
Tue, Aug 20, 7 pm

Give Me Liberty
Tue, Aug 27, 4:30 pm
Tue, Aug 27, 7 pm
Wed, Aug 28, 7:30 pm
Thu, Aug 29, 4:30 pm
Thu, Aug 29, 7 pm

 

Upcoming Screenings

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

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

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.

Screening followed by Q+A with writer/producer Robert Seidman.

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
  • Tue, Jul 23 7:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

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

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.

Screening followed by Q+A with producer Andrea Miller.

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, 2018, 85 min)

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.

Screening followed by Q+A with film subject David Nasaw, author of The Patriarch, Andrew Carnegie and The Chief.

JosephPulitzer_Trailer from oren rudavsky on Vimeo.

The Other Story
  • Wed, Jul 24 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.

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.

Ask Dr. Ruth
  • Sun, Jul 28 2:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Ryan White (USA, 2019, 100 min)

Ask Dr. Ruth chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America's most famous sex therapist. With her diminutive frame, thick German accent, and uninhibited approach to sex therapy and education, Dr. Ruth transformed the conversation around sexuality. As she approaches her 90th birthday and shows no signs of slowing down, Dr. Ruth revisits her painful past and unlikely path to a career at the forefront of the sexual revolution

Ask Dr. Ruth
  • Sun, Jul 28 4:30 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Ryan White (USA, 2019, 100 min)

Ask Dr. Ruth chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America's most famous sex therapist. With her diminutive frame, thick German accent, and uninhibited approach to sex therapy and education, Dr. Ruth transformed the conversation around sexuality. As she approaches her 90th birthday and shows no signs of slowing down, Dr. Ruth revisits her painful past and unlikely path to a career at the forefront of the sexual revolution

Ask Dr. Ruth
  • Sun, Jul 28 7:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Ryan White (USA, 2019, 100 min)

Ask Dr. Ruth chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America's most famous sex therapist. With her diminutive frame, thick German accent, and uninhibited approach to sex therapy and education, Dr. Ruth transformed the conversation around sexuality. As she approaches her 90th birthday and shows no signs of slowing down, Dr. Ruth revisits her painful past and unlikely path to a career at the forefront of the sexual revolution

Ask Dr. Ruth
  • Mon, Jul 29 4:30 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Ryan White (USA, 2019, 100 min)

Ask Dr. Ruth chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America's most famous sex therapist. With her diminutive frame, thick German accent, and uninhibited approach to sex therapy and education, Dr. Ruth transformed the conversation around sexuality. As she approaches her 90th birthday and shows no signs of slowing down, Dr. Ruth revisits her painful past and unlikely path to a career at the forefront of the sexual revolution

Ask Dr. Ruth
  • Mon, Jul 29 7:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Ryan White (USA, 2019, 100 min)

Ask Dr. Ruth chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America's most famous sex therapist. With her diminutive frame, thick German accent, and uninhibited approach to sex therapy and education, Dr. Ruth transformed the conversation around sexuality. As she approaches her 90th birthday and shows no signs of slowing down, Dr. Ruth revisits her painful past and unlikely path to a career at the forefront of the sexual revolution

Ask Dr. Ruth
  • Tue, Jul 30 6:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Ryan White (USA, 2019, 100 min)

Ask Dr. Ruth chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America's most famous sex therapist. With her diminutive frame, thick German accent, and uninhibited approach to sex therapy and education, Dr. Ruth transformed the conversation around sexuality. As she approaches her 90th birthday and shows no signs of slowing down, Dr. Ruth revisits her painful past and unlikely path to a career at the forefront of the sexual revolution

Ask Dr. Ruth
  • Tue, Jul 30 8:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Ryan White (USA, 2019, 100 min)

Ask Dr. Ruth chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America's most famous sex therapist. With her diminutive frame, thick German accent, and uninhibited approach to sex therapy and education, Dr. Ruth transformed the conversation around sexuality. As she approaches her 90th birthday and shows no signs of slowing down, Dr. Ruth revisits her painful past and unlikely path to a career at the forefront of the sexual revolution

Ask Dr. Ruth
  • Thu, Aug 01 4:30 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Ryan White (USA, 2019, 100 min)

Ask Dr. Ruth chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America's most famous sex therapist. With her diminutive frame, thick German accent, and uninhibited approach to sex therapy and education, Dr. Ruth transformed the conversation around sexuality. As she approaches her 90th birthday and shows no signs of slowing down, Dr. Ruth revisits her painful past and unlikely path to a career at the forefront of the sexual revolution

Ask Dr. Ruth
  • Thu, Aug 01 7:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. Ryan White (USA, 2019, 100 min)

Ask Dr. Ruth chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America's most famous sex therapist. With her diminutive frame, thick German accent, and uninhibited approach to sex therapy and education, Dr. Ruth transformed the conversation around sexuality. As she approaches her 90th birthday and shows no signs of slowing down, Dr. Ruth revisits her painful past and unlikely path to a career at the forefront of the sexual revolution

The Peanut Butter Falcon
  • Mon, Aug 05 7:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Directed by Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz (US, 2019, 98 min)

The Peanut Butter Falcon is an adventure story set in the world of a modern Mark Twain that begins when Zak, a young man with Down syndrome runs away from a nursing home where he lives to chase his dream of becoming a professional wrestler and attending the wrestling school of The Salt Water Redneck. Through circumstances beyond their control Tyler (Shia LeBeouf), a small time outlaw on the run becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor, a kind nursing home employee with a story of her own to join them on their journey.

The Ancient Law
  • Tue, Aug 06 7:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Dir. E.A. DuPont with Live Score by Alicia Svigals and Donald Sosin
(Germany, 1923, 135 min)

Set in Galicia in the 1860s Baruch is a Rabbi's son from the shtetl who leaves home to become famous Shakespearean actor and is disowned by his father. Baruch continues to long for home, and must find a way to reconcile his religious heritage with his love of secular literature. The movie paints a complex portrait of the tension between tradition and modernity. Shown with a new score that is being performed live.

Fiddler: Miracle of Miracles
  • Mon, Aug 12 7:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Directed by Max Lewkowicz (US, 2019, 92 min)

The origin story behind one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals, Fiddler on The Roof. Fiddler is the first in-depth documentary that chronicles the life and themes of this iconic offering of American culture. The documentary attempts to understand why the story of Tevye the milkman is reborn again and again as beloved entertainment and cultural touchstone the world over.

Up on the Roof - Annie Sing-Along
  • Tue, Aug 13 8:00 PM
  • $5.00

Special Sing-Along screening

Directed by John Huston (US, 1982, 128 min)

Director John Huston's film adaptation of the Broadway smash hit, ANNIE, which in turn was based on the perennial cartoon favorite, Little Orphan Annie. This musical extravaganza features stunning performances by Carol Burnett, Bernadette Peters, Tim Curry and Albert Finney.

This Changes Everything
  • Sat, Aug 17 8:30 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Directed by Tom Donahue (US, 2019, 97 min)

Geena Davis, Meryl Streep, Rashida Jones, Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Oh, Jessica Chastain, Tiffany Haddish and other top actresses discuss gender discrimination in the media and entertainment industry.

This Changes Everything
  • Sun, Aug 18 2:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Directed by Tom Donahue (US, 2019, 97 min)

Geena Davis, Meryl Streep, Rashida Jones, Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Oh, Jessica Chastain, Tiffany Haddish and other top actresses discuss gender discrimination in the media and entertainment industry.

This Changes Everything
  • Sun, Aug 18 4:30 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Directed by Tom Donahue (US, 2019, 97 min)

Geena Davis, Meryl Streep, Rashida Jones, Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Oh, Jessica Chastain, Tiffany Haddish and other top actresses discuss gender discrimination in the media and entertainment industry.

This Changes Everything
  • Sun, Aug 18 7:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Directed by Tom Donahue (US, 2019, 97 min)

Geena Davis, Meryl Streep, Rashida Jones, Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Oh, Jessica Chastain, Tiffany Haddish and other top actresses discuss gender discrimination in the media and entertainment industry.

This Changes Everything
  • Mon, Aug 19 4:30 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Directed by Tom Donahue (US, 2019, 97 min)

Geena Davis, Meryl Streep, Rashida Jones, Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Oh, Jessica Chastain, Tiffany Haddish and other top actresses discuss gender discrimination in the media and entertainment industry.

This Changes Everything
  • Mon, Aug 19 7:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Directed by Tom Donahue (US, 2019, 97 min)

Geena Davis, Meryl Streep, Rashida Jones, Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Oh, Jessica Chastain, Tiffany Haddish and other top actresses discuss gender discrimination in the media and entertainment industry.

This Changes Everything
  • Tue, Aug 20 4:30 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Directed by Tom Donahue (US, 2019, 97 min)

Geena Davis, Meryl Streep, Rashida Jones, Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Oh, Jessica Chastain, Tiffany Haddish and other top actresses discuss gender discrimination in the media and entertainment industry.

This Changes Everything
  • Tue, Aug 20 4:30 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Directed by Tom Donahue (US, 2019, 97 min)

Geena Davis, Meryl Streep, Rashida Jones, Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Oh, Jessica Chastain, Tiffany Haddish and other top actresses discuss gender discrimination in the media and entertainment industry.

This Changes Everything
  • Tue, Aug 20 7:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Directed by Tom Donahue (US, 2019, 97 min)

Geena Davis, Meryl Streep, Rashida Jones, Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Oh, Jessica Chastain, Tiffany Haddish and other top actresses discuss gender discrimination in the media and entertainment industry.

Give Me Liberty
  • Tue, Aug 27 4:30 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Directed by Kirill Mikhanovsky (US, 2019, 110 min)

In this offbeat comedy, medical transport driver Vic is torn between his promise to get his relatives to a funeral and his desire to help Tracy, a headstrong young black woman in a wheelchair.

Give Me Liberty
  • Tue, Aug 27 7:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Directed by Kirill Mikhanovsky (US, 2019, 110 min)

In this offbeat comedy, medical transport driver Vic is torn between his promise to get his relatives to a funeral and his desire to help Tracy, a headstrong young black woman in a wheelchair.

Give Me Liberty
  • Wed, Aug 28 7:30 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Directed by Kirill Mikhanovsky (US, 2019, 110 min)

In this offbeat comedy, medical transport driver Vic is torn between his promise to get his relatives to a funeral and his desire to help Tracy, a headstrong young black woman in a wheelchair.

Give Me Liberty
  • Thu, Aug 29 4:30 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Directed by Kirill Mikhanovsky (US, 2019, 110 min)

In this offbeat comedy, medical transport driver Vic is torn between his promise to get his relatives to a funeral and his desire to help Tracy, a headstrong young black woman in a wheelchair.

Give Me Liberty
  • Thu, Aug 29 7:00 PM
  • $12.00 / $15.00

Directed by Kirill Mikhanovsky (US, 2019, 110 min)

In this offbeat comedy, medical transport driver Vic is torn between his promise to get his relatives to a funeral and his desire to help Tracy, a headstrong young black woman in a wheelchair.

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