After selling out its opening weekend, the New Plaza Cinema — a group that emerged to try to replace the closed Lincoln Plaza Cinemas — has released its full slate of summer films to be shown at the JCC on 76th and Amsterdam. Several of the films are based on Philip Roth books.
The release announcing the films is below.
“New Plaza Cinemas (www.newplazacinema.com) in partnership with the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan has announced the complete lineup for their summer series, now available at www.jccmanhattan.org/film. As previously announced, these community run organizations joined forces to present films in the spirit of Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, aiming to engage the audiences impacted by the closing of this film hotspot.
The lineup includes a marathon in memory of Philip Roth, who was an Upper West Sider and close friend of the cinema, including the classic Goodbye, Columbus as well as some newer film adaptations of the late author’s novels.
The series will also include short runs of films that do not have an uptown release such as The Catcher Was a Spy starring Paul Rudd, as well as films that were previously selected by Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, but were never shown due to the closing of the cinema this past January.
The New Plaza Cinema was founded by Norma Levy after the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas’ closure in December, 2017. Its mission is to create a new cinema on the Upper West Side, devoted to quality indie and foreign films from around the world.
The Carole Zabar Center for Film at The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan is one of New York’s leading presenters of cinema and conversations that pertain to our community. It presents an ongoing series, Cinematters, as well as three major film festivals: The Other Israel Film Festival, ReelAbilities Film Festival, and the Israel Film Center Festival.”
The full list of summer films is below:
The Catcher was a Spy
Lost in America
Mr. Gaga (with Ohad Naharin)
Bye Bye Germany
Far From the Tree
Lives Well Lived
When Heroes Fly
The Desert Bride
Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel
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