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Mile End Chavurah Presents: Queen of the Deuce

Hosted by Mile End Chavurah, Museum of Jewish Montreal

Arts & Culture
Young Adults
College Students
Older Adults

  • Thu, Feb 1
  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM EST
  • Musée du Montréal juif - Museum of Jewish Montreal



Cocktails and Drinks

Finger Food

English Speaking

On February 1, join the Mile End Chavurah & the Museum of Jewish Montreal for a screening of the riveting documentary Queen of the Deuce. Directed by Valerie Kontakos, this film brings the role of desire and grit into focus through one woman's incredible journey from pre-WWII Thessaloniki (Greece) to becoming an impresario of the burgeoning New York City porn scene of the 70s. The film will be followed by a post-screening discussion, moderated by Chavurahniks Tamara Kramer & Rach Klein!

The bar will be open (paid by card only), and we will have popcorn and baklava to enjoy as we delve into this extraordinary story. Pre-registration is required, so be sure to reserve your ticket in advance. We can't wait to see you there!

Please note, this film contains mature themes.

DOORS @ 7PM (Bar is open!)



Le 1er février, joignez-vous à la Chavurah du Mile End & Musée du Montréal juif pour une projection du documentaire captivant Queen of the Deuce. Réalisé par Valerie Kontakos, ce film met en lumière le rôle du désir et du courage à travers l'incroyable parcours d'une femme qui est partie de Thessalonique (Grèce) avant la Seconde Guerre mondiale pour devenir un impresario de la scène pornographique florissante de la ville de New York dans les années 70. Le film sera suivi d'une discussion animée par les Chavurahniks Tamara Kramer et Rach Klein!

Le bar sera ouvert (payable par carte seulement) et les billets comprennent du popcorn et des baklavas à déguster gratuitement pendant que nous nous plongeons dans cette histoire extraordinaire. L'inscription en avance est requise pour cet événement, alors assurez-vous de réserver votre billet à l'avance. Nous avons hâte de vous y voir!

Veuillez noter que ce film contient des thèmes pour adultes.

About Queen of the Deuce

From the ’60s to the ’80s, Greek-born Chelly Wilson built a porn cinema empire and a reputation as a savvy operator in the Times Square vicinity known as the Deuce. With cigarette in hand, Chelly held court in her apartment above the legendary 8th Avenue Adonis theatre, summoning a lively cabal of associates – with confidantes and grandchildren nearby. Yet few in her circle knew of the risks she took to get there. “Queen of the Deuce” reveals Chelly’s origins as a taboo-breaking entrepreneur and traces the fraught events that lead to her departure from Europe on the eve of war, and the unconventional trajectories of her American business ventures and personal life. With the rise of feminism, the sexual revolution, and gay pride in frame, Queen of the Deuce is an alternate take on cultural history as seen through Chelly Wilson’s deal-making story of survival.

POUR PLUS D'INFOS : queenofthedeuce.com

FOR MORE INFO: queenofthedeuce.com


This event is presented in proud partnership with funding provided by Federation CJA's Working Together grant.

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Masks are strongly encouraged at this event.


  • Musée du Montréal juif - Museum of Jewish Montreal
    5220 Boul. Saint-Laurent
    Montréal, QC, H2T 1S1, Canada

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