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New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2012 Schedule Announced


(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center, in association with the Rutgers University Program In Cinema Studies, is proud to present the New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2012 which marks our 31st Anniversary. Showcasing new international films, American independent features, experimental and short subjects, classic revivals, and cutting-edge documentaries, the New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2012 will feature over 60 film screenings. The Festival will run from September 13 through November 2.

All the works that we are screening, with the exception of three programs, are part of the New Jersey Film Festival competition and were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 21 finalists which will be publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from over 223 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges will choose the Prize Winners (including over $5,000 in prizes) in conjunction with the Festival Director. Prize winners will be announced after the screenings on Sunday, October 7, 2012.

Film Premieres:
Over 25 films will have their New Jersey or Area Premiere (Middlesex County) screenings as part of the New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2012. Some of these include: Georges Melies's restored A Trip to the Moon and the documentary The Extraordinary Voyage which focuses on Melies's film career; Erik Canuel's Barrymore, a new feature film starring Academy-Award winner Christopher Plummer on legendary actor John Barrymore;
David Spaltro's highly acclaimed independent feature Things I Don't Understand, Peter Simonite and Annie Gunn's stunning short film reanimates the past through the lens of the ubiqitous 1950s family camera; Megan Peterson and John Douglas Sinclair's Heathens & Thieves -- a stark and engrossing western crime drama set during the 1849 Gold Rush; Rubaiyat Hossain's Meherjaan -- a deeply moving, expertly crafted and controversial feature film from Bangladesh; Thibaut Duverneix and Victor Quijada's beautiful short dance film Gravity of Center; Mark Bacci's Five Hours South -- an unconventional dance movie from Italy; Diane Ciccone's short documentary An Act of Faith profiles the members of three churches, and their pioneering efforts to create housing for African-Americans in Princeton, New Jersey; Kevin Couliau and Robert Garcia Doin' It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC is an enthralling feature-length documentary that explores the history and culture of pick-up basketball in New York City; Megan Hessenthaler‘s One Brooklyn Boat -- a short documentary about a man lives on a houseboat built as an experiment in urban sustainability in Brooklyn, New York; Leigha Cohen's 99% Solution -- an insightful documentary connects the dots between the world's water crisis, global warming, and the privatization of water worldwide, to local water battles in New Jersey and the relentless expansion of hydraulic fracking; Cathy Lee Crane's Pasolini's Last Words -- an impressionistic biography that seeks to penetrate into what Pasolini himself called “the material presence” of poetry. For more information on these films see the attached schedule or go to our online site at www.njfilmfest.com.

Special Guest Appearances by Directors, Artists, and Actors:
This fall we are pleased to announce over ten confirmed special guest appearances by film/video directors, artists, and actors to the New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2012! All short film visiting directors will introduce their work and all feature film visiting filmmakers will 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:
-Jimmy John's of New Brunswick will be providing free sandwiches prior to the New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2012 Screenings on September 14, 15, 21, 23, 28 and 29! Free Movie Posters will be given out to the first 30 patrons prior to the New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2012 Screenings on October 5 and 7! Repeat Screenings of the Best of the 2012 New Jersey International Film Festival on October 12, 18, 19 and 21 by popular demand!
-Free Screenings on October 26, 27, 28 and November 2, 2012!

Experimental Films Highlight Thursday evening screenings
Classic and rare experimental film screenings will take place on select Thursday evenings. Some of these include the surrealist masterpiece Dreams That Money Can Buy by Hans Richter, Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst and others; a new 16mm print of Bruce Conner's short film Cosmic Ray; and films by Sidney Peterson, Bruce Baillie, Shirley Clarke, Hollis Frampton and many others. For more information on these special screenings see the attached schedule or go to our online site at www.njfilmfest.com.

Sponsors: The New Jersey Film Festival Fall 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; the Rutgers University Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers); The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art and Society - a program of the Rutgers Institute for Women and Art, the Rutgers Middle Eastern Studies Program; 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 Middle Eastern Studies Program; Eastman Kodak; Johnson & Johnson; New Jersey Books; WCTC/WMGQ; The Home News Tribune;; Jungle Software; New Brunswick City Market; Media Services/Showbiz Software; Footage Firm; The Rutgers University Office of Community Affairs; The Rutgers University Enhanced Classroom Support Department; Design Ideas; Advanced Printing; Steven C. Schechter, Esq.; Share and Harris.

Information:
Albert Gabriel Nigrin, Executive Director, Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC
72 Lipman Drive 018 Loree Hall, Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1414
Phone : (848) 932-8482 Fax : (732)932-1935; E-mail: njmac@aol.com; www.njfilmfest.com




Monmouth Arts Presents Sneak Peek Screening of “Never Look Away”
(RED BANK, NJ) -- See the movie before New York or Los Angeles! Monmouth Arts will provide another installation of its “Film Sneak Peek” series with Never Look Away, an epic tale of art and history spanning three turbulent decades of 20th-century Germany, on November 29 at Bow Tie Cinemas in Red Bank at 7:00pm. 
"The Brighton Bar - Home Of Original Music" Documentary To Be Screened In Long Branch
(LONG BRANCH, NJ) -- From the 1970s to today the Brighton Bar has been a live music venue and a staple of the New Jersey music scene.  On Wednesday, November 28th at 7:00pm, a free showing of The Brighton Bar - Home Of Original Music  - a documentary about the venue will be screened at The NJ Rep West End Arts Center.
Westfield IFF and James Ward Mansion Host Pop-Up Gin Joint with Movies at the Mansion
(WESTFIELD, NJ) -- Big Dreams & Silver Screens, the organization responsible for the Westfield International Film Festival, is happy to announce their end-of-year celebration and fundraiser, “Of All the Gin Joints” on December 6 at the James Ward Mansion. The evening is a Casablanca-inspired party that will feature a pop-up gin bar, light bites by Feast Catering, live music by Tony Mowatt, and a screening of Casablanca.  Westfield native, Francesca Rizzo will also be screening a complementary independent noir short film, Sullivan’s Last Call – “a sexy little film about celibacy.”
2018 International Film Festival Brings 4 Award Winning Foreign Films To Vineland
(VINELAND, NJ) -- Enjoy four highly-acclaimed award-winning recent foreign films representing diverse cultures at the 2018 International Film Festival, starting Monday, November 26, at the Levoy Theatre, 126-130 N. High St., Millville, NJ. The four films—A Fantastic Woman, The Interpreter, 1945, and Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me—will introduce the theatergoer to the universality of themes that are common to Jewish and other international themes. They are representative of the finest of today’s international cinematographic art.
NJSO presents Star Wars: A New Hope in concert on Thanksgiving weekend
(NEWARK, NJ) --The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents screenings of the complete film Star Wars: A New Hope with Oscar-winning composer John Williams’ musical scores performed live on Thanksgiving weekend, November 23–25. Performances take place in Red Bank, Newark, and New Brunswick.


REVIEW: "First Man"
The image that most defines the 20th century is that of a man standing on the surface of the moon. The man is astronaut Neil Armstrong, but we can’t see his face as he’s wearing a helmet, the glass of which reflects our collective achievement back at us. When he took a small step, we all took a giant leap with him, and Armstrong instantly became more than a mere man, a symbol. With First Man, director Damien Chazelle takes us inside the famous helmet, stripping away the symbol to tell the story of Armstrong the man.
REVIEW: "Halloween"
In 2013, John Carpenter’s Halloween received a 35th anniversary blu-ray release. The accompanying booklet credited the following line of dialogue to Jamie Lee Curtis’s babysitting heroine Laurie Strode: “Was it the boogeyman?” Of course, that’s a misquote. In the scene in question, Laurie admits to herself that “It WAS the boogeyman,” to which Donald Pleasence’s Doctor Loomis solemnly replies, “As a matter of fact, it was.”
REVIEW: "Cold War"
Back in 2006, German cinema scored something of a breakout global hit with Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s The Lives of Others, which followed the travails of a group of disgruntled, pro-western artists in communist era East Germany. At the time I couldn’t help viewing the protagonists of Von Donnersmarck’s drama as the sort of people who would be just as discontented with their lot if they found themselves living in the capitalist west. The grass is always greener on the other side.
Baba Babee Skazala
Among the many intriguing films being screened at New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2018, one title immediately caught our eye — Baba Babee Skazala: Grandmother Told Grandmother.  
NJ Film Fest Preview: October 2018
(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.  






Event calendar
Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018


MUSIC

MARCUS KING BAND WITH SPECIAL GUEST IDA MAE @ The Stone Pony, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

Gunhild Carling & Friends @ Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum, Morristown - 8:00pm

Toto—40 Trips Around the Sun @ State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick - 8:00pm

Newark History Society Sarah "Sassy" Vaughan: The Life and Legacy of Newark's Own @ The Chase Room @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 7:00pm

Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird @ Pollak Theatre @ Monmouth University, West Long Branch - 8:00pm

Visiting Writers: Michael Waters @ Wilson Auditorium at Monmouth University, West Long Branch - 4:30pm







THEATRE

Seeger @ The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College (RVCCArts), Branchburg - 1:00pm and 7:00pm

THE CHOIR OF MAN @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 8:00pm

OPEN Auditions for Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage @ Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, Maplewood - 7:00pm

Auditions: Cinderella or the Story of Bigfoot @ Studio Playhouse Upper Montclair, Upper Montclair - 6:30pm

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