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Rat Slayer of Hillside New Jersey

Filmgoers packed the seats at Hamilton Stage in Rahway on Sunday evening for the Union County premier of the legendary documentary, “Rat Slayer of Hillside NJ,” which captures the real life case of man vs. rat that made headlines around the globe back in 1994. The screening, sponsored by the Freeholder Board, was attended by a costumed rat character and other local luminaries including director and writer Andrew Ruotolo, co-producer Andrew Lessner, and co-director of photography Sean Devaney, who all grew up together in Westfield.

Not in attendance were co-producer Michael Angelo Covino and co-director of photography Zach Kuperstein. Freeholder Chairman Mohamed Sellu Jalloh and Vice Chairman Bruce Bergen were in attendance for the premiere along with Rahway Mayor Samson Steinman.

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