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Virtual Movie Book Club: Unorthodox

August 2020

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Let's keep having Movie Book Club while staying Safer at Home! Grab a copy of the book and join us for a Netflix Party to watch the movie and share our thoughts on the book and film. No time to read? Believe print is dead? No problem, just join us virtually for the film.

Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots
by Deborah Feldman, Katalin Getto

The instant New York Times bestselling memoir of a young Jewish woman’s escape from a religious sect, in the tradition of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Infidel and Carolyn Jessop’s Escape, featuring a new epilogue by the author.

As a member of the strictly religious Satmar sect of Hasidic Judaism, Deborah Feldman grew up under a code of relentlessly enforced customs governing everything from what she could wear and to whom she could speak to what she was allowed to read. It was stolen moments spent with the empowered literary characters of Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott that helped her to imagine an alternative way of life. Trapped as a teenager in a sexually and emotionally dysfunctional marriage to a man she barely knew, the tension between Deborah’s desires and her responsibilities as a good Satmar girl grew more explosive until she gave birth at nineteen and realized that, for the sake of herself and her son, she had to escape. (less)
Ebook available through the Denver Library.

How to join us for the movie:
1) Open Google Chrome Browser
2) Download Netflix Party Extension, here: www.netflixparty.com
(You should see a "NP" logo in the upper right of your Chrome screen, next to the URL address box)
3) Just before 7pm, open chrome and log in to your Netflix account.
4) Close the tab you opened Nextflix on.
5) Return to this site, cut-and-paste the link (To Be Posted by 6:45pm) then click the "NP" logo in the upper right of your Chrome screen to join us.
6) Pop some popcorn, crack open a beer and share your comments during the movie