FIVE-FINGER DISCOUNT: A CROOKED FAMILY HISTORY
In Person: Author Helene Stapinski, Director Steven Fischler, and Producer Rosanne Braun
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FIVE-FINGER DISCOUNT:  A CROOKED FAMILY HISTORY


Growing up in a world of crime and corruption is one thing; getting out in one piece is a whole other story.


A lively new documentary explores the inspiring story behind Helene Stapinski’s best-selling memoir about growing up in a Jersey City family often overwhelmed with petty criminals, crooks, corrupt politicians, murderers and mobster wannabes

Thursday, March 2nd at 7:30pm 

In Person: Author Helene Stapinski,

Director Steven Fischler, and

Producer Rosanne Braun

Members $10 / Public $15 (includes Q&A with the filmmakers, a reception and booksigning with Helene Stapinski)

FIVE-FINGER DISCOUNT:  A Crooked Family History tells Helene Stapinski’s story of growing up in a Jersey City family often overwhelmed with petty criminals, crooks, corrupt politicians, murderers and mobster wannabes, at a time when Jersey City was the poster-child for 20th Century urban political corruption.  The documentary follows Helene’s journey to emancipate herself from this legacy by becoming a writer -- without losing her love of and attachment to her family.

Written and Directed by Steven Fischler.  Based on the book by Helene Stapinski.  Produced by Steven Fischler & Rosanne Braun.  Executive Produced by Rosanne Braun & Charles Hobson.  Cinematography and Editing by John Miglietta.  Copyright 2017: The Center For Independent Productions. 2017, 55 minutes, color.