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(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Montclair Film has announced the complete June 2017 film lineup for Cinema505, the organization’s new screening space located in the Investors Bank Film & Media Center at 505 Bloomfield in Montclair, NJ. June will feature two new ongoing series, Coming of Age in Suburbia, a retrospective of films about youth in American suburbs, and Filmmakers Local 505, a new initiative that partners with local filmmakers to showcase films by Montclair and other New Jersey artists. Finally, the lineup includes a special screening of the classic Thelma & Louise, co-presented by Watchung Booksellers, in conjunction with the launch of Off the Cliff: How the Making of Thelma & Louise Drove Hollywood to the Edge with author Becky Aikman in attendance for a post screening Q&A. ... READ ON

(SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- In a first-time collaboration, the South Orange/Maplewood School District and The Parenting Center have partnered with SOPAC, the MAC Scholars and the Community Coalition on Race to bring a new and important film to the community. Derek Burrow’s Before the Trees Was Strange will be shown, free of charge, on Tuesday evening, May 30th from 7:00pm – 9:30pm at Columbia High School, 17 Parker Ave. Maplewood, NJ. Adults and children are welcomed, however the film is recommended for ages 12 and older. There are no reservations required. ... READ ON

(LONG BRANCH, NJ) -- Teen suicide is the subject of a very popular book and television series entitled 'Thirteen Reasons Why'. Teen suicide has many causes, but the paths to prevention are few. In the simplest terms possible, suicide prevention is a question of empowerment. Teens must feel as though they have the power to overcome challenges - regardless of what those challenges might be. Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein's cutting edge selfie films and books for teens draw clear maps to empowerment that can help any teen overcome any challenge. She accomplishes this by utilizing a format that teens understand - selfie films.... READ ON

(UNION, NJ) -- Daniel Baldwin will be the featured celebrity guest at New Jersey’s first Recovery Film Festival, with a screening of his feature film The Wisdom to Know the Difference. The event is taking place at Kean University in the STEM Building June 2-3, 2017. ... READ ON

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- The Montclair Film Festival (MFF) announced the winners of the 2017 film competitions at a ceremony held on Saturday, May 6th at the MFF’s new home, The Investors Bank Film & Media Center. This year’s festival featured four competitive categories with five films in each: Fiction, Documentary, Future/ Now, and New Jersey Filmmaking. The 2017 festival featured over 150 feature and short films screened over ten days.... READ ON

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Mia McCaffrey and Zachary Fielder bravely fought childhood cancer for months and their spirit and fight will always be remembered in Taylor Tote’s “Fighter” music video. The video, which includes over 20 children from the tri-state area who have either survived cancer or are currently fighting it, added to its list of film festival accolades when it received the coveted RWJ Barnabas Health Award at the Asbury Park Music in Film Festival on April 23, 2017.... READ ON

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- The 2017 Asbury Park Music & Film Festival announced the festival's film submission award winners in a ceremony held on Sunday, April 23 at the Asbury Hotel hosted by Shelli Sonstein, two-time Gracie Award winner and co-host of the Jim Kerr Rock and Roll Morning Show on Q104.3.... READ ON

It was a television show that put the spotlight on New Jersey and the state's ties to the mob. Some hated the image it brought the Garden State, but most loved the hit HBO show, which became must see TV and ushered in a new era of programming. Ten years after The Sopranos final episode, it becomes the first television show inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame.... READ ON

2017 New Jersey International Film Festival Line Up Announced!... READ ON

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