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(NEWTON, NJ) -- The Newton Theatre will be showing romantic comedy The Big Sick on Monday, August 14 and Tuesday, August 15 at 7:00pm. The Big Sick is a moving and funny true story, which has received rave reviews. Tickets are $7 and may be purchased online or by contacting the Box Office at 973-940-NEWT.... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- The 2017 Newark International Film Festival (Newark IFF) has announced a new award category – the Newark International Film Festival presents the Lincoln Park Music Speaks Narrative Feature Music Video Award - celebrating the intersection of music and short narrative filmmaking.  The City of Newark, with its long and storied history as the birthplace of celluloid film (invented by Hannibal Goodwin), is the backdrop for this annual film festival.  In its inaugural year, Newark IFF attracted 10,000 attendees and garnered 800 submissions from 72 countries, screening 123 films from 65 countries. This year they are ahead of their own curve with 806 submissions from 66 countries on 6 continents.  The film festival will be held September 7-10, 2017 in Newark, NJ.... READ ON

(CLINTON, NJ) --The inaugural River Town Film Festival in Clinton, New Jersey will showcase independent films that involve a theme of community. Clinton is a small town that embraces strong community spirit, and is a meeting point between cosmopolitan East Coast culture, home to artists, multi-generational farms and salt of the earth people.  The festival will take place November 11-12.... READ ON

(RUTHERFORD, NJ) -- The William Carlos Williams Center for the Performing Arts will host a special advanced screening of the Fox Searchlight film Patti Cake$ on Thursday, August 17.  Patti Cake$ is a coming-of-age story written and directed by Bergen County native Geremy Jasper.  The Center is offering free tickets to the event which will start with a reception at 7:00pm followed by the screening at 8:00pm.... READ ON

(ELIZABETH, NJ) -- Family Fun & Flix, a free summer entertainment and film series presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and sponsored this year by Investors Bank, will conclude its season at Warinanco Park on Tuesday evening, August 8 with the showing of Moana. The movie will begin at dusk.... READ ON

When the second annual Monmouth Film Festival rolls into Red Bank next weekend, one of the top selections is a movie about the making of a movie — more specifically, the most famous movie in Monmouth County history.... READ ON

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- The New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2017 will take place on select Thursday, Friday and Sunday evenings between September 15 and October 20, 2017. Showcasing new international films, American independent features, animation, experimental and short subjects, and cutting-edge documentaries, including 30 film screenings.  The festival is presented by the Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center, in association with the Rutgers University Program In Cinema Studies, Jungle Software, Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick City Market, and Jimmy John’s.... READ ON

(FREEHOLD, NJ) -- iPlay America kicks off a new free Movie Matinee series at the end of July with a showing of Finding Dory on Sunday, July 30 at noon. General admission tickets to the event are free and can be downloaded at Guests may also purchase a $15 Ride Pass + Priority Admission. Included in this ticket are an Unlimited Ride Pass, priority admission and guaranteed seating to the free movie.... READ ON

The 2nd Annual Monmouth Film Festival will take place August 11-13 at the Two River Theater in Red Bank, NJ. Here's a special preview of the festival.... READ ON

Too often, history disappears in a fog of dates. We all know the year the Battle of Hastings was fought, or when Columbus discovered the Americas, but beyond that the details aren’t so clear. We know more about WWII, chiefly because it was the first war of the media age, documented in real time by radio coverage and for posterity on film. We can counter the claims of Holocaust deniers thanks to footage shot by allied cameramen during the liberation of death camps, whereas the voices of victims of earlier campaigns of genocide are growing more silent with every passing day. And of course there are still some living among us who experienced the conflict first-hand.... READ ON

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