Critically acclaimed films, restored classics, noteworthy films
Critically acclaimed films, restored classics, noteworthy films
Critically acclaimed films, restored classics, noteworthy films
Critically acclaimed films, restored classics, noteworthy films

More Films, More Q&A Guests, and a Free Week of Movies!

We just added five more films to our annual Awards Season Screening Series, with along with more Q&A guests!  To view or download the updated calendar, just click here

And just a reminder:  for the week of October 21, all movies are free and open to the public -- but ONLY if you make confirmed reservations to guarantee your seats!  The deadline for online reservations is one day prior to each show.

MFS Fall Calendar 


Weathering With You Quad
Weathering With You
Monday October 21, 7:30 pm
Malibu Screening Room @ MJCS, 24855 Pacific Coast Hwy

Japan's official entry in the race for Best Foreign Language Feature is director Makoto Shinkai's astonishingly beautiful first film since YOUR NAME became the second-highest-grossing anime of all time. Sticking with his theme of young love, this time out the story follows a boy who runs away from home in Tokyo only to encounter a girl with the power to control the weather.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC with your confirmed reservations (just click on the Reserve button below).


The Cave Quad
The Cave
Wednesday October 23, 7:30 pm
Malibu Screening Room @ MJCS, 24855 Pacific Coast Hwy
Q&A guest: director Feras Fayyad

The winner of the Toronto Film Festival's People's Choice Award for Best Documentary follows a dedicated team of female doctors who battle systemic sexism as they tirelessly treat casualties in an underground hospital in Syria -- where life is so dangerous above ground that survivors have no choice but to create a network of secret tunnels for their makeshift hospital near Damascus.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC with your confirmed reservations (just click on the Reserve button below).


The Biggest Little Farm Quad
The Biggest Little Farm
Thursday October 24, 7:30 pm
Malibu Screening Room @ MJCS, 24855 Pacific Coast Hwy

Winner of the Audience Award at this year's AFI Fest, this documentary is a testament to the immense complexity of nature -- chronicling eight years of daunting work and outsize idealism as a couple flees Los Angeles in hopes of creating a utopia on 200 acres of land in northern Ventura County. Presented by Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue and the Shalom Institute.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC with your confirmed reservations (just click on the Reserve button below).


Wondrous Journey Quad
Wolkenbruch's Wondrous Journey Into the Arms of a Shiksa
Monday October 28, 7:30 pm
Malibu Screening Room @ MJCS, 24855 Pacific Coast Hwy
Q&A with director Michael Steiner and actor Joel Basman

Switzerland's official entry into this year's race for Best Foreign Language Feature is a romantic comedy about a young orthodox Jew with a serious problem: his mother keeps introducing him to potential wives (who look just like her!) while his passion grows for a fellow student -- who's not Jewish!

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: discounted non-member and member guest tickets can be purchased by clicking on the Reserve button below (day-of-show tickets must be purchased at the door; discounts not available for non-members).


The River and the Wall Quad
The River and the Wall
Tuesday October 29, 7:30 pm
Malibu Screening Room @ MJCS, 24855 Pacific Coast Hwy
Q&A guest: producer Hillary Pierce

The winner of this year's Lone Star Award at the SXSW Film Festival follows five friends as they travel 1200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes to document the potential ecological impacts of a wall along the border -- only to come face-to-face with the human side of the immigration debate.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC with your confirmed reservations (just click on the Reserve button below).


Motherless Brooklyn Quad
Motherless Brooklyn
Wednesday October 30, 7:30 pm
Malibu Screening Room @ MJCS, 24855 Pacific Coast Hwy

Edward Norton and Bruce Willis star in this 1950's period piece which follows a lonely private detective as he ventures to solve his friend's murder. Armed only with a few clues and the powerful engine of his obsessive mind, he unravels closely-guarded secrets that hold the fate of the whole city in the balance.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: discounted non-member and member guest tickets can be purchased by clicking on the Reserve button below (day-of-show tickets must be purchased at the door; discounts not available for non-members).


Honey Boy Quad
Honey Boy
Thursday November 7, 7:30 pm
Malibu Screening Room @ MJCS, 24855 Pacific Coast Hwy

The winner of this year's Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival is the fictionalized account of screenwriter/actor Shia LeBeouf’s own stormy childhood and early adult years as a young actor struggling to reconcile with his father (played by LeBeouf) while dealing with his own mental health. Also starring Lucas Hedges, Laura San Giacomo, and Natasha Lyonne.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: discounted non-member and member guest tickets can be purchased by clicking on the Reserve button below (day-of-show tickets must be purchased at the door; discounts not available for non-members).


Downton Abbey Quad
Downton Abbey
Saturday November 9, Time TBA
Malibu Screening Room @ MJCS, 24855 Pacific Coast Hwy
Q&A Guest TBA!

Picking up right where the hit period drama TV series left off in the early 20th Century, the movie reunites the entire original cast to follow the personal stories of the wealthy owners and servant class at a large English countryside estate as they prepare for a visit by the Royal Family.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: discounted non-member and member guest tickets can be purchased by clicking on the Reserve button below (day-of-show tickets must be purchased at the door; discounts not available for non-members).


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