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Rutgers Film Co-Op Announces New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2013 Schedule
(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 2013 which marks our 32nd Anniversary. Showcasing new international films, American independent features, experimental and short subjects, classic revivals, and cutting-edge documentaries, the New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2013 will feature over 50 film screenings. The Festival will run from September 6 through November 15.
All the works that we are screening between September 6 through October 6 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 29 finalists which will be publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from over 388 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges will choose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director. Prize winners will be announced after the screenings on Sunday, October 6, 2013.
Over 29 films will have their New Jersey or Area Premiere (Middlesex County) screenings as part of the New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2013. Some of these include: David Motrin's stunningly beautiful and deeply moving feature film from Canada entitled Mad Ship; John McKelvey's wonderfully crafted short documentary Rap ‘n' Reno which is about how two women's paths unexpectedly cross, over divides of culture, race, politics and music; Murv Seymour and Joe Bamford's Killer B3 -- a thrilling documentary that puts you inside the 425-pound instrument known as the Hammond Organ; José Asunción's documentary Sick Mick and the Boys features great storytelling, coupled with the magnetic personality of Mike Charlton and his jet-powered motorcycle; Emily Wick's Life with Alex - a compelling documentary film about non-human cognition and learning via an incredible African Grey Parrot; Angelique Papadelias's Foreign Eye in the Storm - a timely and moving feature documentary about Hurricane Sandy; Jeremy Waltman's Locomotive -an expertly acted and brilliantly moody independent feature film; Will McCord's Casual Encounters - a new independent feature about strangers who meet online and the messy truth of their off-line lives; Benjamin Ross Hayden's wild experimental film Agophobia about a future where technology reigns supreme; Ruy Verdiano's stunning experimental film Bebete and Daniboy hails from Brazil; Nicole Carsin's We Women Warriors follows three brave women from Columbia who fight injustice; Shaerif Sadek's From Queens to Cairo centers on an Egyptian-American who takes his family back to his native Cairo, one year after the Egyptian Revolution and many others.
For more information on these films 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 25 confirmed special guest appearances by film/video directors, artists, and actors to the New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2013! 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 2013 Screenings on September 6, 8, 15, 20, 22, 27, 28, 29, October 4 and 6!
-Repeat Screenings of the Best of the 2013 New Jersey International Film Festival on October 12, 13, 18, and 19 by popular demand!
-Free Screening on November 15, 2013!
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 2013 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 Board of Chosen Freeholders/Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission with assistance through a grant provided by 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); Confucius Institute of Rutgers University; The Rutgers University Center for Middle Eastern Studies; The Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences; The Rutgers University Aresty Research Center; The Rutgers University American Studies Department; Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program; The Rutgers University Center for Middle Eastern Studies; Johnson & Johnson; WCTC/WMGQ; The Home News Tribune; Jungle Software; New Brunswick City Market; Footage Firm; Videoblocks; Eastman Kodak; The Rutgers University Office of Community Affairs; The Rutgers University Digital Classroom Services Department; Design Ideas; Advanced Printing; Steven C. Schechter, Esq.; Share and Harris.
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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