We show over 40 films every term at Film Unit, so there will be something for everyone. To find out about our upcoming films in more detail, or to book tickets, select a film from the list on the left hand side. You can click here to see our entire schedule.
A tender story about the tensions between parental love and religious faith, Menashe offers a glimpse into the ultra-orthodox Jewish community from New York. Semi-documentary in its nature and bolstered by Joshua Z. Weinstein’s credentials within the world of documentary films, this raw account humanizes its eponymous protagonist and deftly captures his internal turmoil. Torn between caring for his child as a single parent and the requirements of the religious community that surrounds them, Menashe captures an emotional, universal story while highlighting the humane struggle of figuring out what is important in life. Universal in its subject, Menashe becomes even more engrossing as it focuses on how a community is less understood by the outside world, and is frequently exaggerated. From the studio that brought you Moonlight, Menashe is a bound to be another intimate gem with which all viewers can connect.