Movies that Matter

Film Screenings for Schools


Tuesday, April 17, 2018
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.

Step (2017)
For High Schools
Step is the empowering story of a girls’ high school step team working to win a championship and succeed academically with the support of their teachers, teammates, counselors, coaches and families. In the face of Baltimore’s racial tensions, personal struggles with poverty, and uncertainty in the classroom, the girls use dance to express their emotions and relieve the mounting stress of completing high school. Directed by Amanda Lipitz.

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 Step