The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan’s fall film season is in full swing. Moviegoers can either purchase a season pass for $90 or choose from the following screenings:
Last Flight Home
Wednesday, September 28 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
A close-knit family honors their patriarch in Ondi Timoner’s unforgettable and deeply emotional Sundance and Telluride standout. Last Flight Home is a stunning account of a family courageously, and joyously, facing both life and death.
Love & Stuff (Virtual)
Part of “Forgive Me Film-a-thon,” which is an alternative way to honor Yom Kippur by using film as a means of reflection. Streaming October 3, 8 pm–Oct 5, midnight; Free
Seven months after her mother’s passing, filmmaker Judith Helfand becomes a mother herself at 50 years old. Overnight, she’s pushed to deal with the “stuff” her mother left behind: 63 boxes of heirlooms and judgements on her weight loss. Told in the first person through 25 years of family footage, Love & Stuff explores the transformative power of parenting, our complex and very emotional attachment to “stuff,” and what we really need to leave our children.
‘Til Kingdom Come
Thursday, October 6 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Also part of “Forgive Me Film-a-thon” streaming Oct 3, 8 pm–Oct 5, midnight; Free
Millions of American Evangelicals are praying for the State of Israel. Pastors encourage an impoverished Kentucky community, “the forgotten people of America,” to donate to Israel in anticipation of Jesus’s impending return. A deep look into the controversial bond between Evangelicals and Jews, in a story of faith, power, and money, revealing how America’s Right is led by an end-times apocalyptic countdown.
Tuesday, October 18 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Chicago, 1968. As the city and the nation are poised on the brink of political upheaval, suburban housewife Joy (Elizabeth Banks) leads an ordinary life with her husband and daughter. When Joy’s pregnancy leads to a life-threatening heart condition, she must navigate an all-male medical establishment unwilling to terminate her pregnancy in order to save her life. Her journey for a solution leads her to Virginia (Sigourney Weaver), an independent visionary fiercely committed to women’s health, and Gwen (Wunmi Mosaku), an activist who dreams of a day when all women will have access to abortion, regardless of their ability to pay. Joy is so inspired by their work, she decides to join forces with them, putting every aspect of her life on the line.
A Tree of Life
Wednesday, October 19 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
In 2018, a white supremacist opened fire at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue in the deadliest antisemitic attack in American history. The survivors recount the harrowing experience and detail how their lives have fundamentally changed. Academy Award nominated, Emmy-winning director Trish Adlesic confronts the “moral decay of humanity” and takes a larger look at the hate-based crisis stemming from the political climate to pose the ultimate question: what kind of nation does America want to be?
Passage to Sweden
Tuesday, October 25 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Passage to Sweden tells the lesser-known stories of citizens in Scandinavia and Budapest during WWII, depicting the heroic actions of ordinary people who saved thousands of Jews and fellow countrymen.