The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan’s film program showcases films that promote change and reflect on important topics. Their year round CINEMATTERS series presents previews and special engagements of films followed by discussions with filmmakers, actors, and other special guests.
The JCC also hosts three in-house festivals including the ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York, Other Israel Film Festival, and the Israel Film Center Festival.
All screenings will take place at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan at 334 Amsterdam Avenue (at 76th Street).
Upcoming Film Screenings:
THE GAME CHANGERS
Tuesday, September 10th at 7pm
The Game Changers is a new film executive produced by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan that documents the explosive rise of plant-based eating in professional sports, mixing real-time, groundbreaking science with cinematic stories of struggle and triumph.
Roy Cohn personified the dark arts of American politics, turning empty vessels into dangerous demagogues — from Joseph McCarthy to his final project, Donald J. Trump. This thriller-like expose connects the dots, revealing how a deeply troubled master manipulator shaped our current American nightmare.
In her signature serious-yet-quirky connect-the-dots style, Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Judith Helfand takes audiences from the deadly 1995 Chicago heat disaster deep into one of our nation’s biggest growth industries – Disaster Preparedness. Along the way she forges inextricable links between extreme weather, extreme disparity and the politics of ‘disaster’; daring to ask: what if a zip code was just a routing number, and not a life-or-death sentence?
One of the most talked about TV series of the year, Our Boys is based on the true events which led to the outbreak of war in Gaza. The series follows the investigation of Mohammed Abu Khdeir’s murder, and tells the story of all those involved, Jews and Arabs alike, whose lives were forever changed by these events.
Screening followed by Q+A with series directors Joseph Cedar and Tawfik Abu-Wael
Who’s Next? examines how the lives of Muslim-Americans have been affected in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks. The film shines a light on the bigotry endured by Muslim Americans, particularly during Donald Trump’s presidency, while encouraging viewers to choose knowledge over ignorance, take action to prevent hate speech, and get to know those who are different from them so that the challenges of marginalized communities can be effectively addressed.
In the 1984 Soviet Union, Boris, a Russian-Jewish stand-up comedian, is tormented not only by external oppression and censorship but also by his own insecurities. Fame, combined with lack of personal freedom, is driving him crazy. Once the leaders who dictate what he can and can’t joke about summon him to their villa, the comedian snaps. Armed with the exotic American notion of “insult humor”, he takes his revenge.
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