THE JCC METROWEST New Jersey Jewish Film Festival (NJJFF) will present two “Extra” screenings at the Cooperman JCC in West Orange.
“93Queen” — on Friday, Oct. 26, at 10:30 a.m. — follows a group of tenacious women in the chasidic enclave of Borough Park, Brooklyn, as they fight to create the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in New York City, challenging the patriarchal order in their community.
A post-screening discussion with filmmaker Paula Eiselt will be held via Skype. Admission is $13, free for NJJFF ’19 sponsors.
“Budapest Noir” — on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m. — is a mystery set in the politically fraught Hungary of autumn 1936. Hard-boiled reporter Zsigmond Gordon probes the murder of a prostitute against the backdrop of the funeral of a fascist-leaning prime minister. The clues he follows take him into the city’s underbelly of pornography and fixers, boxers and brothels, powerful crime syndicates, and secret communist cells — all the way to the highest echelons of power.
Admission to the Extras is $15, $13 for seniors and students, free for NJJFF ’19 sponsors.
The 19th annual NJJFF will take place March 27-April 7. Sponsorships begin at $275 ($575 after Nov. 3) and include a range of benefits. Visit jccmetrowest.org/njjff or call 973-929-2938.