(LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ) -- The Lighthouse International Film Society (LIFSociety) has announced a new virtual cinema film series. The Lighthouse International Film Society Virtual Cinema will screen cutting-edge, award-winning films from around the world, with Q &As, and panel discussions. The Lighthouse International Film Society is the year round sister organization of the Lighthouse International Film Festival.
All tickets for screenings can be purchased through the Lighthouse International Film Festival website. For updates, details “LIKE” the Lighthouse International Film Festival on Facebook or follow us on Instagram and Twitter So snuggle up, grab the popcorn and enjoy the show from the comfort of your home.
Collective - Screening: November 20 - December 3. Tickets: $12. The documentary Collective follows a heroic team of journalists as they uncover shocking, widespread corruption. After a deadly fire at a nightclub, the mysterious death of the owner of a powerful pharmaceutical firm, and the quiet resignation of a health minister—seemingly unrelated events, all within weeks of each other—the team of intrepid reporters exposes a much larger, much more explosive political scandal. Collective is a fast-paced, real-time detective story about truth, accountability, and the value of an independent press in partisan times. Collective is Romania’s submission to the 2021 Oscars and already the buzz has begun. Subtitles in English. Immediately following the film there will be a pre-recorded discussion between filmmaker Alexander Nanau and Rolling Stone critic Kameron Austin Collins. Presented in partnership with Magnolia Pictures. Thank you to our sponsors Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences and Pangaea Naturals Health Food Market.
Zappa - Screening: November 27 - December 5. Tickets: $12. Zappa, a new documentary directed by Alex Winter, takes on the challenge of capturing the late Frank Zappa’s zig-zag life. Zappa lived an insane life. Rock star. Artist. Composer. Rebel. Talking head. Family man. Jokester. Absurdist. Zappa was one of the greatest musicians who ever lived. Even if you don’t know anything about him, you’ve probably heard his name and seen his face. Filmmaker Alex Winter, had unrestricted access to Zappa’s never-before-explored, private archives. Zappa is an unrestricted, in depth look at a musical icon. As a bonus for our virtual cinema patrons, immediately following the film is a live Zappa performance and backstage footage, released from the Zappa vaults for the first time. Presented in partnership with Magnolia Pictures.
Crock of Gold - Screening: December 4- December 15. Tickets: $12. Crock of Gold is the definitive feature documentary on Irish musical icon, Shane MacGowan, it’s exploring the wild and roving life of Ireland’s most beloved punk poet. Julien Temple’s documentary is an intimate look into Shane’s world through the eyes of the great punk poet himself. Immediately prior to the film is a short introduction from producer Johnny Depp. After the film is a pre-recorded conversation between Johnny Depp and director Julien Temple. Presented in partnership with Magnolia Pictures.
Bastards’ Road - Screening: December 16 - December 19. Q & A on December 18. Tickets: $6 Free to members of LIFS. Brian Morrison’s award-winning documentary Bastards’ Road follows Marine Jon Hancock’s physical and emotional journey, sharing his story and showing the struggles American veterans face every day. Walking 6,000 miles around the country, Iraqi veteran, Jon uses the solitude of the road and the company of his fellow Marine brothers and the families of their fallen to successfully manage the wounds of war that never fully heal. With remarkable honesty, insight, and humor, Jon’s journey is uniquely positive. It’s about changing the ways one relates to traumatic memories. It’s about beginning the healing process. On December 18 there will be a panel discussion with Jon Hancock, Brian Morrison, veteran and filmmaker Nino DePasquale and others.
The 13th Annual Lighthouse International Film Festival will take place June 3-6, 2021. Submit through FilmFreeway.