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NJ Film Fest Presents "DEFORCE"
(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- On February 5, the New Jersey Film Festival presents "DEFORCE" -- a documentary that has been described as "...an unflinching look at the politics of the American inner-city." The film was an official selection of the 20th Annual Message to Man Documentary Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia; 12th Annual Waterfront Film Festival, Saugatuck, MI; 5th Annual Hells Half Mile Film Festival, Bay City, MI -- Voted Best Documentary; and 10th Annual New Hampshire Film Festival, Portsmouth, NH. "DEFORCE" will be shown at Voorhees Hall on Saturday, Februrayr 5th at 7pm.
DEFORCE is a study of the political conflict that has suppressed one of the most diverse and dynamic cities in America. From New Deal housing policy to the modern Drug War the film focuses on the tools that divided the city economically and socially. Themes that are common in most cities, but the extremes shown make it uniquely Detroit.
The film feature's candid interviews from Detroit's foremost authors, historians and journalists including ML Elrick- a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist. Elrick's investigative reporting helped lead to the felony conviction of former Mayor Kilpatrick's and his recent indictment on charges of extortion and corruption. And with its 86 minute running time, the documentary is able to go beyond the headlines and reveal the history that fostered such corruption.
From Pastor's to Drug-Dealers the films interviewees pose diverse opinions about the causes and effects of Detroit's troubles. Combined with extensive archival materials and beautiful original footage, DEFORCE presents a captivating lesson on the historical divisions of American cities.
A Selection of the New Jersey Film Festival, DEFORCE screens one-time only- Saturday, February 5th at 7pm, Vorhees Hall (71 Hamilton St. in New Brunswick). This is the Film's only showing in New Jersey. The Director is scheduled to be in attendance to take questions from the audience.
You can view the trailer(s) and read more about the film by visiting www.deforcemovie.com. To find out about ticket availability, prices and other films showing at the festival visit www.njfilmfest.com.
About the Director
Born in Detroit and raised in Oakland County's working class, Daniel Falconer studied at NYU's Tisch School of Arts. Started in 2008, Falconer co-wrote, directed and produced DEFORCE- his first feature-film. He will be in attendance at Sunday's showing to take questions.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Live in Concert At NJPAC
(NEWARK, NJ) -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Live in Concert. Don’t miss the fourth installment of Harry Potter in Concert when NJPAC hosts the full-length film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, projected in high-definition on a giant screen, with Oscar-nominated composer Patrick Doyle’s masterful score performed live by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm.
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.
"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.’”
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.
Thursday, Sep 20, 2018
@ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 8:00pm
@ Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven - 2:00pm and 8:00pm
@ Cape May Stage, Cape May - 7:30pm
@ Premiere Stages at Kean University, Union - 8:00pm
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