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Some must-see fall flicks

From left, Franc-Anton Harwart, Alex Seo, director Larry Weinstein, Andrew Chung, and Jordan Michael Phouttharath. Courtesy “Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas”
From left, Franc-Anton Harwart, Alex Seo, director Larry Weinstein, Andrew Chung, and Jordan Michael Phouttharath. Courtesy “Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas”

The following are some films of Jewish interest being screened across New Jersey.

“RBG.” The Adult Forum of Cong. B’nai Israel, Millburn, screens the documentary on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. $12, $10 Adult Forum members. Oct. 4, 12:30 p.m. RSVP with lunch order to Lois at
973-533-1809.

Cong. B’nai Israel, Millburn, 973-379-3811

“306 Hollywood.” A documentary about a beloved Hillside grandmother made by her grandchildren. In an NJJN article her grandchildren called her story “the extraordinary life of an ordinary woman.” Screens for four days beginning Oct. 4.

Montclair Film, Montclair, montclairfilm.org, 973-783-6433

“Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel.” This film charts the underdog journey of Israel’s national baseball team competing for the first time in the World Baseball Classic. Post-screening discussion with director Seth Kramer. Oct. 7, 7 p.m. $15, $13 seniors/students, free to sponsors of New Jersey Jewish Film Festival ’19.

JCC MetroWest, West Orange, jccmetrowest.org, 973-530-3473

“93Queen.” Set in the chasidic enclave of Borough Park, Brooklyn, “93Queen” follows a group of tenacious women who are smashing the patriarchy in their community by creating the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in New York City. Post-screening discussion with director Paula Eiselt. Oct. 26, 10:30 a.m. $13, free to sponsors of New Jersey Jewish Film Festival ’19.

JCC MetroWest, West Orange, jccmetrowest.org, 973-530-3473

“Budapest Noir.” Set in the politically fraught autumn of 1936, this mystery follows hard-boiled reporter Zsigmond Gordon as he probes the murder of a young prostitute. Nov. 3, 8 p.m. $15, $13 seniors/students, free to sponsors of New Jersey Jewish Film Festival ’19.

JCC MetroWest, West Orange, jccmetrowest.org, 973-530-3473

“Still Alice.” Dinner, Havdalah, screening of “Still Alice,” and a discussion to follow. Dec. 1, 6-10 p.m. RSVP to office@bethchaim.org.

Cong. Beth Chaim, Princeton Junction, bethchaim.org, 609-799-9401

“Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas.” A documentary set almost entirely in a Chinese restaurant about the group of Jewish songwriters who wrote songs popularized for Christmas. Dec. 2, 3 p.m. $15, $12 children, $10 museum members.

Morris Museum, Bickford Theater, morrismuseum.org, 973-971-3706

“On the Map.” The against-all-odds story of Maccabi Tel Aviv’s 1977 European Championship told through the eyes of six American basketball players. Screening followed by a Q&A with featured athlete Tal Brody and director David Menkin. Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m. Free.

Monmouth University, Pollak Theatre, West Long Branch, Monmouth.edu/arts, 732-263-6889

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