Safe Spaces


Young Professionals Night

Thursday, November 21, 2019
7 PM @ Ritz East

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General Admission: $15 | Seniors: $13 | *Students: $6

*Because student ID is required, tickets may only be purchased in-person.

Director: Daniel Schechter
Genre: Narrative Feature
Country: USA
Year: 2019
Running Time: 1 hr 33 min
Language: English

Board Sponsored by: Phyllis and Howard Fischer

Philadelphia Premiere
Josh (Justin Long) believes he’s one of the good guys. He’s liberal, well-meaning, and loves his grandma. He even has a sweet NYC apartment thanks to his steady job as a creative writing professor. Aside from being a bit oblivious to how he affects those around him, he may just be that nice Jewish boychik you’ve been hearing about since your bar mitzvah. Lately, however, things have been off for Josh. First, there was the incident with his brother’s young niece’s nanny and most recently, he learned of a misunderstanding with one of his female students that caused her and her classmates to feel “unsafe.” On top of that, Josh hasn’t been himself since his mom (Fran Drescher), siblings and he had begun preparing for the imminent loss of their family’s beloved matriarch (Lynn Cohen). Perhaps if his aunt hadn’t skipped town, his sister and her new boyfriend hadn’t taken over his living room or his father (Richard Schiff) actually made some effort to be there for him, he wouldn’t feel like his whole world was falling apart.

Though it may take longer than a New York minute to come to his senses, the flawed hero of Daniel Schechter’s SAFE SPACES eventually catches on to the fact that most of the problems swirling around in his head appear to have one thing in common… This smart and relatable dramedy will have you laughing out loud one minute and whimpering into your neighbor’s sleeve the next. Official Selection of the Tribeca Film Festival, SAFE SPACES is a safe bet for Jewish film lovers looking to see a genuinely funny, thoughtful comedy this festival season.

Followed by a Young Professionals Post-Film Happy Hour at Positano Coast with complimentary appetizers and drink specials.

Special Guest: Daniel Schechter | Director of SAFE SPACES


Official Selection:

  • San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
  • Tribeca Film Festival