Movies that Matter

Film Screenings for Schools


Friday, December 8, 2017
10 am – 1 pm
Scheuer Auditorium

Students view award-winning documentary films exploring themes — including identity, culture, and tolerance— inspired by the Jewish Museum’s collection. Engaging, guided conversations follow each screening.

Kiki (2016)
For High Schools
Warning for teachers: This film contains some explicit language along with a conversation about sex workers.

Kiki is a vibrant coming-of-age story offering insight into the daily lives of LGBTQ youth-of-color who comprise New York City’s "Kiki" scene—a subculture which serves as a combination dance competition, social structure, and family of choice. The film sheds light on this community of young activists as they search for their place in the world and work towards equality.

Free; includes pizza lunch

To register, email or call 212.423.3254. Limit: 40 tickets per school.

Movies That Matter is made possible through the generosity of the Nissan Foundation, the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc., the Moses L. Parshelsky Foundation, and Deborah and Michael Rothman. Additional support is provided through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council and Council Member Peter Koo.

Still from Kiki