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The New Jersey International Film Festival Summer 2012


(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center, in association with the Rutgers University Program In Cinema Studies, Jungle Software, Johnson & Johnson, Media Services, New Brunswick City Market, Jimmy Johns, and Eastman Kodak, is proud to present the 17th annual New Jersey International Film Festival Summer 2012. Showcasing new international films, American independent features, animation, experimental and short subjects, and cutting-edge documentaries, the New Jersey International Film Festival Summer 2012 will feature 29 film screenings and workshops. The Festival will run from June 1-17, 2012.

All the works selected were screened by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 27 finalists which will be publicly screened at our Festival. These finalists were selected from over 323 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges chose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director. Prize winners will be announced after the screenings on Sunday, June 17.

Film Premieres:
27 films will have their New Jersey or Area Premiere (Middlesex County) screenings as part of the New Jersey International Film Festival Summer 2012. Some of these include: Blake Blasingame's chilling allegorical short film Civil War; William Dautrick's hysterical commie zombie film Red Scare; Paul-Emilie Boucher's lovely animated short Tuurngait; Chris Temblath's touching silent film Case #13: The Search For Love; Jonathan Kalafer's feel-good documentary Once In A Lullaby about a New York City public school chorus that hits the big time; Craig Scorgie's insightful Vacationland - a short documentary on the plight of Maine's Lobster Fishermen; Rudd Simmons' (Producer of Boardwalk Empire) candid and revealing cinema verite style feature documentary which focuses on a small dairy farm; Connor Byrne's funny short Merry about what Santa Claus does in the off-season; Olivia Newman's excellent short First Match about a fourteen year-old girl who wrestles on the all-boys wrestling team; Josh Hyde's feature film Postales -- a touching multicultural story of innocence set in Peru; Megan Peason's harrowing short Water; Nick Peterson's amazing short animation film Drained; Ryan Halasz's terrific horror film Project Enigma; Mischa Webley's moving feature The Kill Hole starring Chad Boseman and Billy Zane; Howard Libov's intimate portrait of fire artist Paul Choinowski; Cary Kehayan's groundbreaking and graphic documentary on Avery Willard who was a photographer, filmmaker, writer, leatherman, and pornographer; Kevin Breslin's # whilewewatch - a gripping look at the Occupy Wall Street movement; Iara Lee's Cultures of Resistance - a feature documentary on people fighting for change; Rob Heydon's Irvine's Welsh's Ecstasy a twisted tale based on a best-selling book that explores the euphoric highs and the devastating lows of a chemical romance; Max Rissman and Emma Brown's sexy short film Hluboký Tón (Deep Note); George Manatos's romantic short BENNY TO BENNY, Salvo Ficarra's Italian romantic comedy feature Anche se è amore non si vede (It may be love but it doesn't show); and many others. See the attached schedule for more information on these and the other films or visit our website: www.njfilmfest.com.

Special Guest Appearances by Directors, Artists, and Scholars:
This summer we are pleased to announce over twenty confirmed special guest appearances by film directors, artists, actors, and scholars to the 2012 New Jersey International Film Festival! All visiting directors will introduce their work and do a Question and Answer session after the screenings. For more information on these special guest appearances see the attached schedule or go to our online site at www.njfilmfest.com. Note: more filmmakers will be appearing but were not able to confirm their attendance at this time. So check our website for updated information.

Special Promotions and Events:
Free Food at the 2012 New Jersey International Film Festival on all evenings of the Opening and 2nd Weekend courtesy of Maoz Vegetarian and Jimmy John's of New Brunswick and Special Meal Deals for all Festival evenings! Participating New Brunswick restaurants, including Panico's Brick Oven Pizza, Panico's Italian Restaurant, Tula Restaurant, Tumulty's Restaurant, and others will be providing discounted dinner options on festival evenings with proof of a film ticket stub. Check our website: www.njfilmfest.com for a complete list of participating restaurants. Special Thanks to the restaurants listed above and to Fawn Stephens and Pam Stefanek of New Brunswick City Market for making this possible!

New Screening Facility:
We have very exciting news. Our new primary screening location Voorhees Hall #105 features comfortable, cushioned seats, stadium seating, and hi-definition projection and sound systems! Come check out our new screening space and see for yourself how great it is!

Film/Video Workshops:
The New Jersey Media Arts Center will offer two filmmaking workshops this summer including: Screenwriting I and a new class Cinematography: The Creative Use of Reality. For more information on these workshops see the attached schedule or go to: www.njfilmfest.com.

Sponsors:
The New Jersey International Film Festivalsm Summer 2012 is funded and sponsored in part by The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center; The Rutgers University Program in Cinema Studies/School of Arts and Sciences; Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission/Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; Eastman Kodak; Johnson & Johnson; New Jersey Books; WCTC/WMGQ; The Home News Tribune; The Highland Park Mirror; The Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences; the Rutgers University Office of Academic Engagement and Programming; The Rutgers University American Studies Department; Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program; Rutgers University Alumni Association; Jungle Software; New Brunswick City Market; Showbiz Software; The Rutgers University Office of Community Affairs; Rutgers University Presentation Services; The Rutgers University Enhanced Classroom Support Department; Design Ideas; Advanced Printing; Steven C. Schechter, Esq.; Share and Harris.

Information:
Albert Gabriel Nigrin, Executive Director/Curator,
New Jersey International Film Festival,
Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center,
72 Lipman Drive 018 Loree Hall, Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1414
Phone : (732)932-8482 Fax : (732)932-1935; E-mail: njmac@aol.com; www.njfilmfest.com




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.’”
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.






Event calendar
Thursday, Sep 20, 2018


MUSIC

ELI YOUNG BAND WITH CODY BRYAN @ The Stone Pony, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

CELTIC THUNDER X @ Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Morristown - 8:00pm

Lost 80's Live @ State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick - 8:00pm

Citizen Cope @ The Newton Theatre, Newton - 8:00pm

ICON 2018: ELIMINATION ROUND 2 @ Hamilton Stage @ Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC), Rahway - 8:00pm

Linda Eder @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 8:00pm

Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones @ Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton - 7:30pm







THEATRE

Souvenir @ Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven - 2:00pm and 8:00pm

East Lynne Theater Company presents SILENT SKY @ First Presbyterian Church (Cape May), Cape May - 8:00pm

The Shuck @ Cape May Stage, Cape May - 7:30pm

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

Playhouse 22's Third-Thursday Play Reading Series @ Playhouse 22, East Brunswick - 7:30pm

West End Festival of the Arts- Opening Reception @ West End Arts Center, Long Branch - 6:00pm

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest @ Black Box PAC, Teaneck - 8:00pm

Brick City @ Premiere Stages at Kean University, Union - 8:00pm


FILM

New Jersey Film Festival @ Ruth Adams Building #001, New Brunswick - 6:00pm


KIDS

Crybaby Matinee: The Triplets of Belleville @ Hopewell Theater, Hopewell - 11:00am

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