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Film fest ‘Extras’ on pioneering chasidic women, Budapest mystery

Film fest ‘Extras’ on pioneering chasidic women, Budapest mystery

From "Budapest Noir"
From "Budapest Noir"

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 or call 973-929-2938.

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