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Movies That Matter - Southern Rites Screening at The Jewish Museum

  • The Jewish Museum - Scheuer Auditorium 1109 5th Avenue New York, NY, 10128 United States (map)

Movies that Matter: Film Screenings for Schools

Middle and high school students, along with their teachers, view award-winning documentaries that examine issues such as identity, culture, and tolerance. Each day of film screenings features post-film discussions and a pizza lunch.

Students explore themes of identity, culture, and tolerance inspired by the Jewish Museum’s collection and screenings of award-winning documentary films. Engaging, guided conversations follow each screening.

Southern Rites (2015) 
For High Schools

Southern Rites visits Montgomery County, Georgia, one year after the town merged its racially segregated proms, and during a historic election campaign that may lead to the election of its first African-American sheriff. Director Gillian Laub, whose photographs of the segregated proms  first brought the area unwanted notoriety, explores the town’s painful struggle to confront longstanding issues of race, equality, and justice.

All Movies that Matter screening dates are at capacity.  For more information or to inquire about our wait list, please contact

Free; includes pizza lunch

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Movies That Matter - Southern Rites Screening at The Jewish Museum