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JCTC FILM Premiers DEKA-LOG, New Series Depicting Contemporary Urban Life

originally published: 08/11/2018

JCTC FILM Premiers DEKA-LOG, New Series Depicting Contemporary Urban Life

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- A new anthology web-series by an up and coming, Jersey City-based filmmaker, premiers at Merseles Studios on August 23rd when Jersey City Theater Center presents DEKA-LOG: a Finding Me story.  Doors are at 6:30pm, screening at 7:00pm.  Admission is $10.

Produced by OmeProTV, the screening will be a first-look at Talks With Myself, the second season  of DEKA-LOG: a Finding Me story. The show will feature the premiere of James and Danielle, and previews of Truthful Silence and Restitution. The screenings will be followed by an audience Q&A with Roger Omeus Jr. director and writer of DEKA-LOG and the series cast.

DEKA-LOG: a Finding Me story is an anthology series featuring true life stories about people of color in contemporary urban America. For previous episodes and other films by Omeus, visit www.omeprotv.com.

The series depicts individuals who are outside the mainstream and whose stories are rarely told on network television or commercial streaming services. Not only is each episode of  DEKA-LOG  a stand-alone, short-film, the series is multi-genre, ranging from romance to true crime and encompassing a range of universal themes, such as empowerment, love, justice, betrayal and self-discovery.



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Roger Omeus Jr. is a first-generation Haitian American, born in Brooklyn N.Y. His previous films include Finding Me (2009) and Finding Me:Truth (2011), both produced under his company, OmeProductions LLC and distributed by TLA Releasing. Omeus has also worked on promotional videos for Gardein products and directed/edited an infomercial for Montclair State University.  

In 2009 his production company, OmeProductions LLC, held a successful Food & Clothing Drive for the people of Haiti after the Earthquake. He feels the goals of both his films and humanitarian efforts are the same: to touch the hearts of people in a way that invokes action, or as he says, "To be a force of change in the world through artist creation and development."

To have his new series to premier at Merseles Studios is a dream come true for this Jersey City-based filmmaker. “I am really excited to showcase my new series,” says Omeus. “When you are in the midst of production it's easy to feel isolated because you are in the middle of creating something and unaware of how the audience will react or feel about your work. Now it's show time!”

JCTC Films, the film division of JCTC, presents thought-provoking movies of artistic excellence by up-and-coming filmmakers. “What excites us about Roger’s films is that he asks questions about the realities of life for people of color,” says Olga Levina, Artistic Director, JCTC. “As part of the discussion following the screening, we want to raise awareness about the obstacles filmmakers from minority communities face. JCTC Films presents work by filmmakers whose stories challenge the status quo and create a new and much needed conversation.” 

Jersey City Theater Center is located at Merseles Studios, 339 Newark Avenue in Jersey City, New Jersey.





Hopewell Theater To Celebrate Halloween With Fright Fest Week of Horror Films
(HOPEWELL, NJ) -- For an entire week, Hopewell Theater will celebrate Halloween with, Fright Fest, a mini fest of classic Halloween horror films from October 25 - 31, 2018. The slate of films are icons of horror cinema, and will be displayed in all their gory glory on the big screen. 
Drake Woodall’s beautiful experimental film Soot premiere’s at the New Jersey Film Festival this Saturday, September 15, 2018.
Drake Woodall’s beautiful experimental film Soot premiere’s at the New Jersey Film Festival this Saturday, September 15, 2018.
"Mother Of All Secrets" To Screen At Golden Door International Film Festival
(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- The Golden Door Film Festival is hosting a red carpet screening of the female-led thriller, Mother of All Secrets, on Friday, September 21 at Landmark Loew’s Theatre with several stars in attendance. The movie, which was entirely shot in Bermuda, stars Emmy award-winner Kate Mansi, Top Gun star Kelly McGillis, Real Housewives of New York LuAnn de Lesseps, Brooke Burfitt and local Jersey actor Sean Stolzen. 
Golden Door International Film Festival To Present A Screening of "The Pretender"
(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- One of the most popular sports films in history is Rocky - a film that mirrors the real life experience of professional boxer Chuck Wepner from Bayonne. A new independent film called The Pretender takes viewers inside the life of Mike Kunda, a “Rocky” fanatic since the movie’s release nearly 40 years ago. The film explores Mike’s fascination with the Rocky Balboa character and how it continues to impact his life, and the lives of others, in interesting and unimaginable ways. The film screens as part of the Golden Door International Film Festival on Sunday, September 23rd at 12:00pm at the Landmark Lowe’s Jersey Theatre (54 Journal Square Plaza) in Jersey City, NJ.
Hopewell Theater Offers Crybaby and Family Matinees
(HOPEWELL, NJ) -- Hopewell Theater is presenting a special monthly movie matinee, “Crybaby Matinee” just for parents and little ones. Toddlers as well as babes-in-arms, infants in strollers and carriers are all welcome to attend. These special Thursday morning screenings offer a sensory-friendly environment – lights are turned up, sound is turned down, and talking and noise is allowed. Latecomers are admitted and guests can move around. The matinees are a fun and affordable option for families, tickets are $6.00 and babes-in-arms, infants in strollers and carriers are admitted free. Hopewell Theater is also offering Saturday “Family Matinees” one Saturday a month, featuring screenings of new and classic films that families with older children can enjoy. Tickets are $6.00 per person.


Michael Gallagher’s terrific comedy Funny Story Premiere’s at the Fall 2018 New Jersey Film Festival this Friday, September 14!
Michael Gallagher’s terrific feature Funny Story Premiere’s at the Fall 2018 New Jersey Film Festival this Friday, September 14!
The Luring: Fear & Neurosis In Vermont
“As a kid, I was always drawn to the darkness,” said filmmaker Christopher Wells.  “I’d think, ‘Why can’t monsters protect me? If I’m friends with the monsters then I don’t have anything to fear.’”
REVIEW: "Searching"
A few weeks ago the body of a 14-year-old schoolgirl was discovered around the corner from where I’m sitting writing this review. Within hours of the tragic discovery, two 13-year-old boys had been arrested. The police had their work simplified by a series of damning posts across social media which pointed to the guilt of the boys in question. Increasingly, when young people go missing or have their lives taken from them, police investigations are now focused more on trawling through the victim’s internet history in search of clues rather than the pavement pounding of old.
REVIEW: "The Children Act"
Earlier this year saw the release of On Chesil Beach, an adaptation of an Ian McEwan novel centered around a wealthy musician who can’t bring herself to have sex with her husband. Now we get The Children Act, an adaptation of an Ian McEwan novel centred around a wealthy musician who can’t bring herself to have sex with her husband. Both are scripted by the novelist himself, and both suggest McEwan should stick to the literary world.
New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2018 Preview
(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- The New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2018 runs from September 14 to October 26 on the Rutgers University Campus in New Brunswick, NJ. Showcasing new international films, American independent features, animation, experimental and short subjects, and cutting-edge documentaries, the New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2018 will feature over 30 film screenings.  The Festival runs on select Thursday, Friday and Sunday evenings. For the complete schedule visit www.NJFilmFest.com. Here is a look at the screenings for September.

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Hopewell Theater To Celebrate Halloween With Fright Fest Week of Horror Films

Hopewell Theater To Celebrate Halloween With Fright Fest Week of Horror Films

(HOPEWELL, NJ) -- For an entire week, Hopewell Theater will celebrate Halloween with, Fright Fest, a mini fest of classic Halloween horror films from October 25 - 31, 2018. The slate of films are icons of horror cinema, and will be displayed in all their gory glory on the big screen. 


Drake Woodall’s beautiful experimental film Soot premiere’s at the New Jersey Film Festival this Saturday, September 15, 2018.

Drake Woodall’s beautiful experimental film Soot premiere’s at the New Jersey Film Festival this Saturday, September 15, 2018.

Drake Woodall’s beautiful experimental film Soot premiere’s at the New Jersey Film Festival this Saturday, September 15, 2018.


"Mother Of All Secrets" To Screen At Golden Door International Film Festival

"Mother Of All Secrets" To Screen At Golden Door International Film Festival

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- The Golden Door Film Festival is hosting a red carpet screening of the female-led thriller, Mother of All Secrets, on Friday, September 21 at Landmark Loew’s Theatre with several stars in attendance. The movie, which was entirely shot in Bermuda, stars Emmy award-winner Kate Mansi, Top Gun star Kelly McGillis, Real Housewives of New York LuAnn de Lesseps, Brooke Burfitt and local Jersey actor Sean Stolzen. 


Golden Door International Film Festival To Present A Screening of "The Pretender"

Golden Door International Film Festival To Present A Screening of "The Pretender"

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- One of the most popular sports films in history is Rocky - a film that mirrors the real life experience of professional boxer Chuck Wepner from Bayonne. A new independent film called The Pretender takes viewers inside the life of Mike Kunda, a “Rocky” fanatic since the movie’s release nearly 40 years ago. The film explores Mike’s fascination with the Rocky Balboa character and how it continues to impact his life, and the lives of others, in interesting and unimaginable ways. The film screens as part of the Golden Door International Film Festival on Sunday, September 23rd at 12:00pm at the Landmark Lowe’s Jersey Theatre (54 Journal Square Plaza) in Jersey City, NJ.








Event calendar
Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018


MUSIC

MICHAEL SCOTTO @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 6:30pm

NILS LOFGREN ACOUSTIC DUO @ The Stone Pony, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

Gracias Choir Christmas Cantata @ Prudential Hall @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 7:00pm


THEATRE

Auditions for Seussical at CDC Theatre @ CDC Theatre, Cranford - 7:00pm

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