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CINEMATTERS: FILM @ THE JCC

JCC Manhattan’s film program showcases films that promote change and reflect on pertinent themes. Featuring previews and special engagements, CINEMATTERS emphasizes films on social justice, social action, and matters crucial to our New York community and society at large. Presenting movies from around the world, our screenings include special guest speakers, filmmakers, actors, and other interactive opportunities to further engage with the themes in our award-winning films. We believe films move and impact audiences and are one of the most compelling ways to effect change. We invite you to be inspired, join the conversation, and begin to change our world.

 


UPCOMING SCREENINGS

FALL SEASON FILM PASS
  • 9/1/2017 – 12/31/2017
  • $55.00 / $75.00

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.

Fall season runs from 9/1/17-12/31/17. This pass is for personal use only. Passes do not include film festival screenings.

To ensure tickets to each screening, reservations are still necessary. Pass does not constitute ticket to film/events. Please claim tickets in the JCC lobby or call the box office at 646-505-5708.

SPECIAL PREVIEW: WRESTLING JERUSALEM
  • Tue, Sep 05 7:00 PM
  • $9.00 / $12.00

Dir. Dylan Kussman (US, 2016, 93 min.)

In a tour-de-force performance, writer-actor Aaron Davidman has creatively adapted his acclaimed one-man stage show, using only simple props and backdrops. Davidman conjures a host of 17 characters on all sides of the existential divide–deftly moving between male and female, Jewish and Muslim, Israeli and Arab–seeking answers to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A multidimensional journey into the heart of the Middle East, and the intersection of politics, identity, and spiritual yearning.

Filmmaker Dylan Kussman moves freely and seamlessly among three locations–a live theater audience, the open expanse of a vast desert, and a small dressing room–exploiting the interplay of theatrical spontaneity, cinematic poetry, and spiritual intimacy. The result is a unique hybrid of stage and cinema that reignites hope for the future of this troubled region. Will be showing at Symphony Space September 12-17.

Screening followed by Q&A with writer/actor Aaron Davidman

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