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The New Jersey Film Festival Announces Fall 2010 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 2010 which marks our 29th Anniversary. Showcasing new international films, American independent features, experimental and short subjects, classic revivals, and cutting-edge documentaries, the New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2010 will feature over 50 film screenings. The Festival will run from September 3 through November 4.

All the works that are screening Friday – Sunday are part of the NJ Film Festival were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 38 finalists which will be publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from over 266 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges will choose the Prize Winners (including over $6,000 in prizes) in conjunction with the Festival Director. Prize winners will be announced after the screenings on Thursday, November 4, 2010.

Film Premieres:
Over 30 films will have their New Jersey or Area Premiere (Middlesex County) screenings as part of the New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2010. Some of these include: Shaun Jefford's Beijing Punk - a fascinating documentary on the underground punk music scene in China; Nathaniel Kramer's A Long Haul - a finely realized documentary about a charter boat captain on the East End of Long Island; Michael Gartland and Robert Weiss's Yankeeland: In the Shadow of the Stadium - A delightful and insightful documentary focuses on the final year of the old Yankee Stadium and on the people who bring the stadium to life; Susan Sontag's Promised Lands, her long unseen and only documentary film on the 1973 Yom Kippur War; Rory Owen Delanney's Toxic Soup – a very timely and hard-hitting documentary which exposes precisely how corporations get away with polluting the environment; Brian Iglesias's Chosin - documentary on the battle during the Korean War; Adrienne Grierson's The Valley of Dawn - a fascinating short documentary film focuses on a group of believers in Brazil who assert that they originate from a planet called Capella; Gladys Bensimon's Crossing Our Borders - analyzes the history of both right-wing and left-wing dictatorships in Latin America; Chris Brown's Fannie, Annie & Danny - dark comedy about the ties that simultaneously bind a trio of siblings and split them apart; Koji Masutani's Virtual JFK: If Kennedy Had Lived - a compelling investigation of one of the most debated scenarios in American history: What would have happened in Vietnam if President John F. Kennedy had not been assassinated?, Curt Fissel's Delicious Peace Grows in a Ugandan Coffee Bean - a lively documentary tells the inspiring story of one coffee-farmer to illuminate the challenges faced by small coffee-growers around the world, Barbara Kowa's Dreaming Mali – and enthralling documentary about art making, Andy Milkis's 5...6...7...8 - a delicately crafted dance documentary; Jaroslav Fuit's Dvojka (Twosome) - an intimate feature film from the Czech Republic about a couple who have come to a crossroad in their five-year relationship; Robert Fritz's Overload - an engrossing feature film and an intriguingly modern murder mystery, and many others. For more information on these films see the attached schedule or go to our online site at

Special Guest Appearances by Directors, Artists, and Actors:
This fall we are pleased to announce over twenty confirmed special guest appearances by film/video directors, artists, and actors to the New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2010! 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 Note: more filmmakers will be appearing but were not able to confirm their attendance at this time. So check our website for updated information.

Annual Halloween 3D Show
We are very excited about our Annual Halloween 3D Show (on October 28) which will again feature a 3D screening of the very popular Universal horror film classic: Creature From the Black Lagoon. The Admission Price includes 3D glasses: $10=General Admission; $9=Students/Seniors; $8=Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC Friends. For more information on this special screening see the attached schedule or go to our online site at

Experimental Films Highlight Thursday evening screenings
Classic and rare experimental film screenings will take place on 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; twenty of Andy Warhol's famous 4 minute Screentests; Jack Smith's most important and influential underground film Flaming Creatures, and a mini-retrospective of work by Sidney Peterson. For more information on these special screenings see the attached schedule or go to our online site at

Sponsors: The New Jersey Film Festivalsm Fall 2010 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; Writers Boot Camp; Baseline/Film Tracker; 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.

John T. LaBarbera Presents Charlie Chaplin's “The Immigrant” with New Original Score
(TEANECK, NJ) -- Performer, composer, and author John T. LaBarbera performs his original score for Charlie Chaplin’s The Immigrant at the Puffin Cultural Forum in Teaneck on October 28 at 4:00pm. LaBarbera’s score creates an emotional atmosphere through the melodic themes that are reminiscent of the Italian immigrant music published during the early 20th century. Chaplin’s 1917 comedy about his own experiences as an immigrant draws on parallels of the popular songs of Tin Pan Alley which inform LaBarbera’s composition, highlighting the comedic and romantic aspects of the film through ragtime style, slapstick references, and melodic leitmotif that adorn the film’s narrative.
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.
East Lynne Theater Company presents "Poe" and "Dr. Jekyll"
(CAPE MAY, NJ) -- The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company presents two events in time for Halloween: "Poe by Candlelight" on Saturday, October 20 at 8:00pm and the classic silent thriller, "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," accompanied by Wayne Zimmerman on the organ, on Sunday, October 21 at 7:30pm, both at The First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes Street in Cape May, where the theater is in residence.
Basie Center Celebrates Dia De Los Muertos With "Coco" Benefit Screening And Community Ofrenda
(RED BANK, NJ) -- The nonprofit Count Basie Center for the Arts will present a big-screen showing of Disney’s Coco as part of its annual celebration of Dia de los Muertos, sponsored by Basie’s partner program Calpulli Mexican Dance Company. The screening, which takes place on Saturday, November 3 at 11:00am, will also serve as a fundraiser for the Red Bank Borough School District, which will receive half of all tickets sold.
State Theatre Presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show
(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey presents a screening of the cult classic movie musical, The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Friday, October 26 at 11:00pm. In addition to the screening, from 9pm to 11pm, State Theatre is hosting a pre-show party with a full service bar, ticket giveaways, a DJ, and a costume contest with prizes. Tickets are $15 and include a goodie bag of props.

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.  
REVIEW: "Black 47"
In a year that has offered cinemagoers culturally distinctive takes on the western genre from countries as disparate as Australia (Sweet Country), Indonesia (Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts) and South Africa (Five Fingers for Marseille), it’s no surprise to find Irish cinema adopting the tropes of that most traditionally American of genres.
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!

Event calendar
Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018


MUSIC OF CREAM @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 8:00pm

An Evening with Wyclef Jean @ Victoria Theater @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 7:00pm

Newark Downtown District 20th Anniversary Concert @ Chambers Plaza @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 5:00pm

Goo Goo Dolls – Dizzy Up The Girl 20th Anniversary Tour @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 8:00pm

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