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(PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ) -- Generations of Artists: Roosevelt, NJ, a short documentary about a central New Jersey arts community that has continued through three generations, will be screened on July 15 at 7:30pm in the West Windsor Arts Center in Princeton Junction. Special guest appearances by filmmaker Ilene Dube, and artists Mel Leipzig and Jonathan Shahn, who will share a conversation about their artistic relationship, as well as musical performances by the Woe Nellies and The Big Rascals will round out the evening along with an ice cream social. Admission: $13 - $15.... READ ON

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey brings back its popular Free Summer Movies Series for 2017. Movies featured in the series include The Incredibles on July 5, Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory on July 11, Finding Dory on July 18, Zootopia on July 25, Mary Poppins on August 1, and The Secret Life of Pets on August 8. Showings for each movie will be at 10:30am and 7:00pm. Tickets are free. ... READ ON

(LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ) -- The 9th Annual Lighthouse International Film Festival took place June 8-11. This year's festival, presenting 27 features and 55 short films.  Here is a list of the award winning films chosen by the audience and the festival jury.... READ ON

Winners of the 2017 New Jersey International Film Festival Competition Announced! ... READ ON

(RAHWAY, NJ) -- Big Dreams & SIlver Screens Youth Festival (formerly the Rahway Film Festival Jr), successfully wrapped its second annual event this past weekend and three young filmmakers will now be making room on their mantle for a shiny new trophy.  After enjoying an afternoon of fantastic student films, red carpet interviews and photo ops, students and friends raised their glasses of Shirley Temples to the talent of one another. ... READ ON

(RAHWAY, NJ) -- On July 15, the Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC) will reclaim its reputation as a movie theater, which goes as far back as its founding in 1928 when it saw the invention of "talkies," by showing the classic 1975 film Jaws on the big screen.  Starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss, the film follows the story of Amity Island, a resort whose waters are tormented by a great white shark. ... READ ON

The movie genre of the Romantic Comedy has fallen to the eighth most popular genre in the United States, bringing in an estimated $137 million in 2016. But that's not stopping a new website dedicated to celebrating the genre from issuing a call to action for rom-com lovers everywhere to rally and gush about their favorite movies and books. has been created to stir the heart strings, tickle the funny bone and kindle a spirit of hope in romantics everywhere.... READ ON

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