Watching a movie gives audiences a chance to capture that moment's resonant je ne sais quoi, which is French for popcorn smell. Learn the language of cinema with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $9 to stream three online films (up to an $18 value)
On the website, viewers select three films ($2–$6 value each) to watch from the comfort of their home, such as Turn Left at the End of the World, a major box-office hit in Israel that explores the emigration of a group of families from India to Israel. Each rental is valid for 24 hours.
- $10 for two tickets to a film screening at the JCC in Manhattan (a $22 value)
- $19 for four tickets for a film screening at the JCC in Manhattan (a $44 value)
Guests immerse themselves in films that touch on the Jewish experience, such as Saviors on the Screen: Nicky’s Family, which documents the pre-WWII rescue of almost 700 Czech and Slovak children by an Englishman (Monday, April 8, at 6 p.m.).
- $36 for two tickets to the opening night of the Israel Film Center Festival on Thursday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. (a $72 value)
Settle in to watch The World is Funny, the lauded 2012 Israeli film that follows several interweaving stories created by writer and director Shemi Zarhin. A celibate woman finds herself pregnant, a radio host revives a comedy group to save his marriage, and a boy awakens after eight years with a secret—added up, these stories earned this feature the most Ophir-award (Israeli Academy Awards) nominations in history.
Israel Film Center
Israel Film Center’s name says it all. The establishment corrals Israeli-themed films to promote and expand the country’s presence in the world of cinema. The center’s library of feature films, short films, television shows, and documentaries gives members easy access to home screenings without requiring a working knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System. Meanwhile, the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan brings many of these to the big screen and provides educational opportunities through classes and online materials. The center also sponsors a film festival that rolls out its diverse lineup of flicks over eight days at venues throughout the city.