‘City of Joel’ Screening and Director Q&A
Fifty miles north of New York City lies the town of Monroe, where one of the fastest-growing Hasidic communities in the country thrives deep within the Hudson Valley. As the 25,000+ population within the village of Kiryas Joel looks to expand their city, the neighboring villages of non-Hasids see the encroaching community as a burgeoning power grab, leading to an increasingly tense standoff between locals. Shot over several years with seemingly boundless access, Emmy-winning Director Jesse Sweet’s City of Joel Film observes the simmering tensions that have come to define the community of Monroe, and the myriad ways in which the town’s divide echoes the country’s as well.
Our guest speaker for the Q&A will be director, Jesse Sweet.
– Individual General Admission Advance Tickets are $8 on our website
– Tickets will also be sold at the door on the night of the screening (no credit cards at the door, please)
– City of Joel, which premiered at the 2018 Hamptons International Film Festival, is graciously sponsored by Temple Isaiah of Stony Brook