In a new partnership between New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) and BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), we’re thrilled to present a collection of groundbreaking contemporary films that delve into science and technology in the modern world. These urgent documentaries and empowering fictions take us from the depths of outer space to the on-the-ground action of a Hasidic women-run ambulance corps and beyond.
Join us for a screening of 93Queen followed by a conversation with director Paula Eiselt. Moderated by NYWIFT President’s Circle Chair Jamie Zelermyer.
Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Time: 7:00pm ET
Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, 11217
Price: Free with reservation
About the Film:
Running Time: 90 min
Set in the Hasidic enclave of Borough Park, Brooklyn, 93Queen follows a group of tenacious Hasidic women who are smashing the patriarchy in their community by creating the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in New York City.
With unprecedented — and insider — access, 93Queen offers up a unique portrayal of empowered women who are taking matters into their own hands to change their own community from within.
Paula Eiselt is a Peabody award and duPont-Columbia award-winning, Primetime Emmy-nominated, two time Sundance Film Festival director and Jury Prize winner, film director known for her journalistic rigor in telling timely and intelligent cinematic stories led by strong-willed characters. Her films have screened at over 100 film festivals worldwide including Sundance, SXSW, and Hot Docs, and distributed on platforms such as Hulu, Disney+, HBOMax, PBS’s POV, and Arte. Her award-winning documentary features include, 93Queen (HBOmax/POV) and Aftershock (Sundance/Hulu/Disney+), and most recently, Under G-d (Sundance 2023/POV Shorts).
Aftershock premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Doc Competition and was awarded the Special Jury Award: Impact for Change. The film was acquired by Disney’s Onyx Collective and ABC News Studios and released on Hulu and Disney+ in July 2022. Most recently, Aftershock was named a 2023 Peabody Award winner, a 2024 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award winner and was nominated for a 2023 Primetime Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking. Other awards include the Full Frame Film Festival’s Kathleen Bryan Edwards Award for Human Rights, NIHCM Television and Journalism award, as well as two Critics Choice Documentary awards nominations, including Best Documentary Feature.
Paula’s most recent release, Under G-d, premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival in the Documentary Shorts Competition and was acquired by PBS’s POV Shorts. Released in July 2023, Under G-d has been awarded with the Local Jury Award at the 2023 Palm Springs International ShortFest and the Juried Prize Winner of the 2023 PBS Short Film Festival, to date.
Jamie Zelermyer (Moderator) has been a New York based Producer, Creator and Production Executive for the past 20 plus years. She is the co-host and creator of I Was Never There, an award winning serialized eight episode non- fiction podcast, that premiered at The Tribeca Festival in 2022. I Was Never There cracked the top 20 on Apple Podcasts and was on the New York Times Best Podcasts of 2022 list. She was the VP, Physical Production at Focus Features / Rogue Pictures. Prior to Focus Jamie was a Line Producer and Production Manager working on films such as Igby Goes Down, Boys Don’t Cry and You Can Count on Me. Jamie is the former President of the Board of Directors of New York Women In Film & Television, and is an adviser on NYWIFT’s The Writers Lab, a program for female writers over 40 funded by Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman.
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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.